Readership: Music students in university, composers, any literate musician with world-wide taste, scholars in music theory, ethnomusicology and composition.
Edited by Michael Tenzer, Professor of Music, University of British Columbia, and John Roeder, Professor of Music, University of British Columbia
Michael Tenzer is Professor of Music at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of two previous books, Balinese Music (Periplus, 1991 [1998, 2nd. Ed.]) and Gamelan Gong Kebyar: The Art of Twentieth Century Balinese Music (Chicago 2000) which received the 34th ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and the Society for Ethnomusicology's Merriam Prize. He edited this book's predecessor, Analytical Studies in World Music (Oxford 2006). The first western composer to create new music for Balinese groups in Bali, his compositions in diverse genres
have been commissioned, performed and acclaimed internationally. In 2009 New World Records released a CD of his music, Let Others Name You.
John Roeder, a Professor at the University of British Columbia, is a music theorist who specializes in explaining music outside the traditional Western canon, especially contemporary art music and world music. He focuses on basic processes of pitch and rhythm, but he has also developed mathematical and computatio
models of music, and has directed research into the preservation of the digital records of art, government, and science.
About the Companion Website
Introduction, John Roeder
Part I: Analytical Encounters with Music in Diverse Cultures
1. Surface and Deep Structure in the Tôgaku Ensemble of Japanese Court Music (Gagaku). Naoko Terauchi
2. Form, Counterpoint, and Meaning in a Fourteenth-Century French Courtly Song.
Elizabeth Eva Leach
3. Nuances of Continual Variation in the Brazilian Pagode Song <"Sorriso Aberto>".
Jason Stanyek and Fabio Oliveira
4. Thelonious Monk's Harmony, Rhythm, and Pianism. Evan Ziporyn and Michael Tenzer
5. Dynamics of Melodic Discourse in Indian Music: Budhaditya Mukherjee's ?l?p in R?g P?riy?-Kaly?n. Richard Widdess
6. Timbre-and-Form: The BSC and the Boston Improvising Community, Lou Bunk
7. Rhythm and Folk Drumming (P'ungmul) as the Musical Embodiment of Communal Consciousness in South Korean Village Society. Nathan Hesselink
8. Strophic Form and Asymmetrical Repetition in Four American Indian Songs.
Victoria Lindsay Levine and Bruno Nettl
9. Musical Form and