此為 Wesleyan 大學國樂團 2010 年秋季的演出，音樂會在 2010 年 12 月 3 日於 Wesleyan 大學的 Crowell 音樂廳舉行。此場音樂會再度與韓國鼓、日本太鼓樂團聯合演出，因此國樂團部分只有五首曲目，分別為：三首樂團曲目〈喜慶〉、〈鳳陽花鼓〉、〈江波舞影〉；一首二胡與樂隊〈二泉映月〉，由只學過兩個學期的學生 Anya Palkowski 擔任獨奏；還有一首上海十番鑼鼓〈松竹梅〉（受到樂器與時空條件的限制，演出與實際的上海十番鼓有出入）。
Wesleyan 的樂團為每學期固定的課程，是眾多世界音樂課程當中的一環。這學期有 19 個來自不同國家、不同主修的學生選修。選課的學生幾乎全都未曾摸過甚或看過這些樂器，因此每學期都需從頭開始。但這裡的學生總是能很快上手，無論細節如何，每學期末都還是能演完一定數量的曲目。本學期音樂會演出，學生加上助演的打擊樂、cello、bass等，共有 30 人參與。
下列為演出的 Youtube 連結，歡迎各界批評與指教。
01- 喜慶 (Joyous Celebration)
03. 江波舞影 (Dancing Shadow Reflected on River)
04 二泉映月 (The Moon Reflected on the Second Springs)
05 松竹梅 (Pine, Bamboo and Plum)
Director & Conductor: Po-wei Weng
Erhu Solo: Anya Palkowski
Group leader and assistant: Alan Rodi and Anya Palkowski (erhu); Yun Fan and Alec McLane (plucked Instruments)
Members: Ashlin Aronin (zhongrun), Yousry Benayoun (zheng and percussion), Charmaine Chen (erhu), Cameron Couch (daruan), Janet Cushey (erhu and zhonghu), Yun Fan (pipa), Baomie Fang (yangqin), Lingyuan Ke (dizi), Samuel Li (yangqin), Xiaoran Li (liuqin), Miin Lin (erhu), Lucas Mantilla (zhongrun), Alec McLane (sheng), Yuki Ohmori (dizi), Anya Palkowski (zhonghu and erhu), Yueying Peng (pipa), Alan Rodi (erhu), Gavin Swee (erhu), Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn (erhu), Guangshuo Yang (dizi), Shu Zhang (sanxian).
Guests: Joseph Getter, (percussion), Eoin Callery (percussion), Gabriel Kastelle (gaohu and erhu), Thomas Kuntz (bass), Aaron Paige (percussion), Dustin Wiebe (percussion), Min Yang (percussion), and Su Zheng (cello).
Two PhD Studentships, King’s College London: Musical Transitions to European Colonialism in the Eastern Indian Ocean
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2011
The Department of Music at King’s College London is pleased to announce two PhD studentships, one in the ethnomusicology/cultural history of North India, the other in that of the Malay Peninsula, to start no later than 1 September 2011. These form part of a new European Research Council project “Musical Transitions to European Colonialism in the Eastern Indian Ocean” under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr Katherine Butler Schofield. Brief details of the project can be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/music/news/index.html – mustecio
Each studentship has a total value of £19,590 per annum (inclusive of London weighting), from which tuition fees (currently £3,600 for Home/EU students and £12,300 for Overseas) must be paid. The Department will support international students in any applications for additional funding, including King’s internal awards.
The deadline for applications is 1 February 2011, although late applications may be considered. Applications must be made via King’s online application form for postgraduate study: https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk. In all cases, candidates should first express their interest in one or other studentship to Dr Katherine Schofield email@example.com who will provide guidance on suitability and specific instructions on the materials required with the formal application.
1) PhD Studentship: Awadh Case Study (North India).
The Awadh case study will examine music and dance in the court of Awadh c.1750-1887: initially in the context of cultural competition between the Nawabi court in Lucknow, the Mughal capital Delhi and the British Residency in Lucknow; then, after 1856, in the context of the exile of the Awadh court to colonial Calcutta until the death of the last Nawab, Wajid Ali Shah, in 1887. In particular, this study will examine the mechanisms by which systems of musical and cultural knowledge changed in the transition from late Mughal to late colonial times, using contemporary archival records, treatises and other sources in several languages. Our first contention is that the period of indirect rule in Awadh, 1775-1856, incubated mutually permeable Mughal and colonial discourses that transformed the musical field, with the court at Awadh occupying a liminal space between the old Mughal culture of Delhi and the colonial culture of its true rival for power in Lucknow, the British Residency. Our second working hypothesis is that Wajid Ali Shah’s exile to Calcutta in 1856 – and the space for “mutual encounters” this opened up between members of his court and of the Bengal Renaissance who initiated music reform in 19th-century Calcutta – was the major pivot in the final transition from Mughal to late colonial musical fields.
We are looking for a suitable candidate to write a PhD thesis under the supervision of Katherine Butler Schofield on the relationship between Bengali and Awadhi cultures of Hindustani music patronage in British Calcutta, c.1800-1887, with especial focus on the musical life of Wajid Ali Shah’s court-in-exile 1856-1887. Candidates will have an excellent first degree, and preferably also a Masters degree, in ethnomusicology, history, South Asian studies or one or more North Indian languages. They should have fluency in Bengali and/or Urdu/Hindi (a good reading ability in the other language will need to be acquired in the course of the PhD) and demonstrate active interest in and knowledge of Hindustani music.
2) PhD Studentship: Malay Case Study (Malay Peninsula).
The Malay case study will explore how musical practices in the pre-colonial polities of Melaka, Johor, Kedah and Perak were challenged and redefined in successive transitions to Portuguese (1511), Dutch (1641-1824) and especially British colonialism (1786-1895). Through a detailed comparison of Malay and European materials, this case study will look closely at the transition between pre-British and British colonial systems of musical knowledge in the Malay courts of Melaka, Johor, Kedah and Perak, and the colonial port cities Penang, Melaka and Singapore. The project constitutes a pioneering study of music history in the pre-colonial and colonial Malay Peninsula before the 20th century. Using court annals, Malay histories and literature, official records of the Residents at Malay courts, travel writing, newspapers, magazines, advertisements and sheet music in Malay, English, Dutch and Portuguese, it will consider the interplay of Malay and European musical fields in the courts and port cities to assess the interpenetration of indigenous and colonial forms of knowledge.
We are looking for a suitable candidate to write a PhD thesis under the supervision of Katherine Butler Schofield, with the advice of the Malay Case Study Research Associate, on the transition c.1786-1895 between Malay and British colonial systems of musical knowledge in the Malay courts of Perak and Johor, and in Penang, Melaka and Singapore. Given the current state of knowledge about the source material, a more detailed hypothesis will be developed during the first year of the PhD. Candidates will have an excellent first degree, and preferably also a Masters degree, in ethnomusicology, history, South-East Asian studies or Malay language. They must have fluency in Malay (either Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Indonesia); preference will be given to candidates who also have good reading ability in Jawi script and/or Dutch. Candidates will also need to demonstrate active interest in and knowledge of Malay musical traditions in and around the Straits of Melaka.
Youtube !? 沒錯，人類學研究的觸角已經伸到 youtube了。事實上，雖然人類學整體而言是社學科學中較為保守的一門，不過近年來在研究科技以及網路虛擬社群方面還是有所進展。以下的影片是 Kansas State University 助理教授 Michael Wesch 在 Library of Congress 演講的影片，談到人類學的Youtube 研究，有興趣的朋友可以看看….
NPR (National Public Radio; 美國國家廣播電台) 在今天 (2/27/2010) 訪問了 Simha Arom (ethnomusicologist and director emeritus of research at France’s National Center for Scientific Research) 以及 MIchael Tenzer (Professor of Music, University of British Columbia)。其中討論了中非音樂以及岜里的 Gamelan 音樂，一些民族音樂學或世界音樂的概念，還有一些取自兩位民族音樂學家田野調查的錄音。
完整節目資訊可以在 NPR 網站看到，並可以下載收聽該完整廣播 The Roots of World Music
夏威夷大學在今年二月份製作的京劇<白蛇傳>的一分鐘短片，此劇由 Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak 和 Hui-Mei Chang 導演。真是不簡單！！
演出日期為：Feb 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 8pm; Feb 7 & 14 at 2pm. 詳情可見：http://www.hawaii.edu/kennedy/
另： Wichmann 在 1991 的出版京劇專書 Listening to Theatre: the Aural Dimension of Beijing Opera 在 2008 年才由中國上海音樂學院出版社出版了中文譯本，名為 <聽戲 – 京劇的聲音天地>。有興趣讀譯本的朋友可以找來看看…
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM; 國際音樂文獻叢刊; 國際音樂文獻資料大全)在 2009 年出版了一部大部頭的 Music’s Intellectual History (音樂思想史)。其中包括了 66 篇文章，探討自文藝復興以來(主要為西方)的音樂學術史。
詳細的目錄可從此下載 PDF 檔。