Where Rivers and Mountains Sing: Sound, Music, and Nomadism in Tuva and Beyond, New Edition (Paperback)Theodore Levin (author)
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Where Rivers and Mountains Sing takes readers on a journey through the rich sonic world of inner Asia, where the elemental energies of wind, water, and echo, the ubiquitous presence of birds and animals, and the legendary feats of heroes have inspired a remarkable art and technology of sound-making among nomadic pastoralists. As performers from Tuva and other parts of inner Asia have responded to the growing worldwide popularity of their music, Levin follows them to the West, detailing their efforts to nourish global connections while preserving the power and poignancy of their music traditions. Includes access to supplemental video clips and music clips.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 45 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
This is a perceptive book and a comfortable ready...Levin beautifully presents his central ideas regarding the spiritual and ecological music making Inner Asia with enchanting and captivating storytelling. A welcome addition to reading this text is the supplemental on-line music/video, which includes musical examples illustrating the stories and futher draws readers into the telling of his story. These audiovisual examples not only function to help in understanding the book itself but are useful for class teaching of Inner Asian music. * Asian Music *
This is a complex, informationally-dense book that fits well into recent trends toward aural phenomena. -- Nina Fales
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