Wednesday, December 6, 2017

new edition for 5 December






【The #KhomusWeekly Jews Harp Newsletter】


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"Speaking in Tongues: Music, Identity, and Representation in Jew's Harp Communities." PhD diss., SOAS, University of London | Deirdre Morgan



Deirdre Morgan has made her PhD dissertation available via a Google Drive link on her website and her Academia profile. It will say no preview available, but you can click download for the full PDF. 

"Happy reading, and thanks again to all who made this possible!"


ABSTRACT
Based on multi-sited fieldwork in Norway, Austria, and Sicily, this dissertation explores how the jew’s harp has become increasingly culturally significant in a number of regional and international contexts, and how it is today experiencing a global renaissance. Written from my perspective as a jew’s harp player, I combine research data from participant-observation, interviews with musicians and blacksmiths, and museum, archive, and private collection sources. I provide an overview of the history of the jew’s harp, then discuss the rise of its communities from individuals in the 1960s to the proliferation of societies in the 1990s through to the present. I situate my case study on the Norwegian munnharpe within a national folk music discourse, analyze its playing technique, and explore the role of archival recordings in transmitting the tradition. I look at elements of repertoire and performance practice, and conclude with an examination of the role of blacksmiths in the community. In my second case study, on the Austrian Maultrommel, I discuss the golden age of jew’s harp virtuosos in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Central Europe, tracing the lineage of two distinct playing techniques. I then examine how contemporary Maultrommel players situate themselves on local and international stages, and discuss the continuing legacy of Maultrommel manufacturing in the village of Molln. My third case study, on the Sicilian marranzano, analyzes connections to Mediterranean song style and vocal timbre then examines how the marranzano is embraced as a symbol of Sicilian identity, cultural renewal and political activism. I analyze marranzano economics and production, and conclude by looking at the instrument’s association with banditry in Italian cinema. My final case study discusses jew’s harp communities online, exploring how the Internet is today being used for ethnographic research and for understanding musical communities.


Morgan, Deirdre. 2017. "Speaking in Tongues: Music, Identity, and Representation in Jew's Harp Communities." PhD diss., SOAS, University of London. | Deirdre Morgan - Academia.edu

SEE ALSO:
Morgan, Deirdre. 2016. “Excavating heritage: The archaeology of revival in the jew’s harp traditions of Norway, Austria, and Sicily.” In Studien zur Musikarchäologie X, edited by Ricardo Eichmann and Lars-Christian Koch, 75-79. Rahden/Westfalen.: Verlag Marie Leidorf.

Morgan, Deirdre. 2008. "Organs and Bodies: The Jew's Harp and the Anthropology of Musical Instruments." MA thesis, University of British Columbia.

Deirdre Morgan | Simon Fraser University - Academia.edu


Monday, November 13, 2017

GLOBAL VIBES 2017 - Dorombos Világzenei Party | Jew's harp Conference in Kecskemét (Hungary) | December 29 & 30




ENGLISH BELOW*

Dorombkonferencia, Kecskemét, 2017. 12. 29. 10:00-18:00

A Dorombkonferencia a Global Vibes világzenei esemény szakmai kísérő rendezvénye. A rendezvény célja, hogy ezt a különleges hangszert a részvevők jobban megismerjék, a magyar népzenében és ősi hagyományainkban betöltött szerepéről párbeszéd alakuljon ki. A Dorombkonferencia lehetőséget teremt a magyar és nemzetközi szakembereknek a találkozásra, eszmecserére. A közönség számára pedig egyedülálló, változatos, interaktív ismeretterjesztés magyar és külföldi előadókkal, koncertekkel, workshopokkal.

Program:

10:00 KÖSZÖNTŐ

10:05 BIRINYI JÓZSEF:
A doromb magyarországi története

10:30 DR. PÁLI TIBOR (MTA):
A doromb és más felhangokkal működő hangszerek megszólaltatásának elmélete

11:00 RUSTAM NUROV (UKRAJNA):
Dorombzene Ukrajnában - előadás és koncert

11:20 ZSIRMIK ISTVÁN:
Doromb a finnugor népcsoportoknál



- - - - 11:50-13:00 EBÉDSZÜNET - - - -


13:00 CHRISTOPH SCHULZ (AUSZTRIA):
Az osztrák dorombjáték hagyományai és jellegzetességei - előadás, koncert

13:30 ISTÓK PÁL (KLÉZSE, MOLDVA, RO):
A moldvai dorombjáték hagyományai - koncert, pódiumbeszélgetés

14:00 ALEXANDER HORSCH ÉS ZENEKARA:
Ősi hangszerek útján - koncert

14:50 SZILÁGYI ZOLTÁN:

A dorombkészítés feltámasztása Magyarországon - pódiumbeszélgetés


- - - - 15:30-16:00 SZÜNET - - - -

WORKSHOPOK

16:00 PAIZS MIKLÓS: DOROMBÉNEK

14:50 SZILÁGYI ÁRON: DOROMB, MAJDNEM KEZDŐ


A programváltozás jogát fenntartjuk.





* ENGLISH -----------------------------------


Jew's harp Conference in Kecskemét (Hungary)

29th December 2017 10:00-18:00

The conference program of Global Vibes

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/133043284087430/

Website: http://globalvibes.doromb.com/#konferencia



CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Jew's harp in Hungarian folk music and in ancient traditions


Venue: Leskowsky Musical Instrument Collection

Hírös Tourism Centre theatre hall, 6000 Kecskemét, Rákóczi út 15. Hungary



Doors open: 09:30

10:00 OPENING

10:05 JÓZSEF BIRINYI :
History of Jew's harp in Hungary

10:30 DR. TIBOR PÁLI (HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE):
Physics of the Jew's harp and other overtone instruments

11:00 RUSTAM NUROV (UA):
Jew's harp music in Ukraine - presentation and concert

11:20 ISTVÁN ZSIRMIK:
Jew's harp amongst the Finno-ugric people


- - - - 11:50-13:00 LUNCHBREAK - - - -

13:00 CHRISTOPH SCHULZ (AT):
Jew's harp traditions in Upper-Austria - concert and presentation

13:30 PAVEL ISTOK (CLEJE, RO):
The last archaic players of Moldva - concert and conversation

14:00 ALEXANDER HORSCH AND HIS BAND
Path of ancient instruments - concert

14:50 ZOLTÁN SZILÁGYI:
The revival of Jew's harp making in Hungary


- - - - 15:30-16:00 BREAK - - - -

WORKSHOPS

16:00 MIKLÓS PAIZS: OVERTONE SINGING (KHÖÖMEI)

17:00 ÁRON SZILÁGYI: JEW'S HARP, ALMOST BEGINNER


We reserve the right to change the program.


GLOBAL VIBES - dorombos világzenei party | Jew's harp Conference in Kecskemét (Hungary)

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Не пропустите грандиознейшее событие этого года! Только один раз - концерт хомусистов-виртуозов мира! | 18 November, Yakutsk




Il Khomus​ shares this on Facebook (English below*):

Не пропустите грандиознейшее событие этого года! Только один раз - концерт хомусистов-виртуозов мира!

Спиридон Шишигин, Альбина Дегтярёва, Юлияна Кривошапкина и Ким Борисов соберутся вместе, чтобы подарить вам музыку, которая будоражит сердца людей всего мира. Им рукоплескали на лучших сценах планеты - и у вас лишь один шанс услышать их вместе.

18 ноября, 19.00 ч.

Дворец детского творчества г. Якутска.

Билеты 300-1000 руб.

Приобретайте в Музее хомуса.

г. Якутск, ул. Кирова, 31, 3-й этаж.

Тел. 8(4112)42-86-75



* Don't miss the grandioznejšee event of this year! Only once is a concert of the homusistov-Virtuosi World!

Spyridon Šišigin, Albina Gun, ûliâna krivošapkina and Kim Borisov will gather together to give you music that stirs the hearts of people around the world. They'll be on the best scenes of the planet, and you only have one chance to hear them together.

18 November, 19.00 a.m.

Palace of Children's Arts Yakutsk.

Tickets 300-1000 rubles.

Get at the museum museum.

G. Yakutsk, STR. Kirov, 31, 3th floor.

Tel. 8 (4112) 42-86-75





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Thursday, November 2, 2017

American #FolkMusic :: Seeger Family Concert | Library of Congress



– Mike Seeger plays jewsharp at 14:00 - and then proclaims that it used to be the most popular instrument in the country! 

trying to download the video so that i can edit out a clip, but its not working so far
Seeger Family Concert | Library of Congress