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Intercultural Musicianship: A Collective and Participatory Form of Music Exchange across the Globe

Australian Journal of Music Education
Issue 1 (Dec 2010)

Abstract: Cultural boundaries are no longer geographically dictated. This intercultural music making initiative made provision for the social cohesion of the North-West University, South Africa Tswana students as they prepared musical artefacts for 'export' that convey, confirm and explore their culture of birth. Advancement in emerging digital technologies assisted to facilitate the export through video, on-line chat room and web-cam communication. Such technology supports the conveyance of originality, authenticity and context. The exporters were not remotely detached from the musical artefact but were connected digitally. The 'importers', Charles Sturt University, Australia were able to access the musical artefacts through repeated, close and careful encounters. The students in Australia were then tasked with having to create a performance of the musical artefact using Orff melodic and non-melodic instruments. In so doing this intercultural music exchange results in a collective and participatory music-making initiative.

To cite this article: Klopper, Christopher. Intercultural Musicianship: A Collective and Participatory Form of Music Exchange across the Globe [online]. Australian Journal of Music Education, No. 1, Dec 2010: 48-57. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=691228316379466;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0004-9484. [cited 30 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Klopper, Christopher; Source: Australian Journal of Music Education, No. 1, Dec 2010: 48-57 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0004-9484 Subject: Group work in education; Multicultural education; Music in universities and colleges; Musicology; Music--Instruction and study; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies (Gold Coast), Griffith University

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection