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Howard, Keith (2012) 'Canonic Repertoires in Korean Traditional Music.' In: Um, Haekyung and Lee, Hyunjoo, (eds.), Rediscovering Traditional Korean Performing Arts. Seoul: Korean Arts Management Service, pp. 88-97. (The Apro)

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A curious aspect of East Asian artistic production is how an intense period of creativity is followed by an extended period of stasis. Stasis relies on the maintenance of a limited repertoire, as a canon, which derives from material created during the initial period. This contrasts concepts of musical canons elsewhere, and challenges dominant perspectives about musical change and the sustainability of musical genres. This chapter explores canonic repertoires in Korean traditional music, focusing on the quartet, SamulNori, and the genre it developed, samullori.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Korean music, SamulNori, canon, sustainability
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
ISBN: 9788998604004
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 09:35
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