The Two Books which includes writers from Sunway University, Malaysia
The two Books that recently launched
Creative Research in Music
Edited by Anna Reid, Neal Peres Da Costa, and Jeanell Carrigan
December 29, 2020 by Routledge
Creative Research in Music explores what it means to be an artistic researcher in music in the twenty-first century. The book delineates the myriad processes that underpin successful artistic research in music, providing best practice exemplars ranging from Western classical art to local indigenous traditions, and from small to large-scale, multi-media and cross-cultural work formats. Drawing on the richness of creative research work at key institutions in South-East Asia and Australian, this book examines the social, political, historical and cultural driving forces that spur and inspire excellence in creative research to extend and to cross boundaries, to sustain our music industry, to advocate for the importance of music in our world, and to make it clear that music matters.
In the chapters, our authors present the ideas of informed practice, innovation and transcendence from diverse international perspectives. Each of these three themes has an introductory section where the theme is explored and the chapters in that section introduced. Taken as a whole, the book discusses how the themes in combination, with reference to the authorial group, are able to transform music pedagogy and performance for our global and complex world.
Made in Nusantara: Studies in Popular Music
Edited by Adil Johan, Mayco A. Santaella
March 17, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
Made in Nusantara serves as a comprehensive introduction to the history, sociology, ethnography and musicology of historical and contemporary popular music in maritime Southeast Asia. Each essay covers major figures, styles, and social contexts of genres of a popular nature in the Nusantara region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, and the Philippines. Through a critical investigation of specific genres and their spaces of performance, production, and consumption, the volume is organized into four thematic areas: 1) issues in Nusantara popular music; 2) history; 3) artistes and genres; and 4) national vs local industries. Written by scholars working in the region, Made in Nusantarabrings local perspectives to the history and analysis of popular music and critically considers conceptualisations developed in the West, rendering it as an intriguing read for students and scholars of Popular and Global Music.