Every musical form worldwide exists within a tradition, and globalization has been crucial in shaping those traditions in the contemporary era. This course explores different ways that musical traditions and globalization intersect. It introduces key theoretical approaches to both globalization (including postcolonial perspectives) and the concept of musical tradition, and explores case studies including social media and music in the Pacific Islands, East African hip-hop, understanding globalization's influence on indigenous Australian musical traditions and historically informed Western art music performance.
1 x 2hr seminar per week
Small Group Project (30%); Class Participation (25%); Major Essay/Video Essay (45%)
Student must have completed 48 credit points of 1000-level units or ask for permission from the coordinator.