Cultural Fusion and Cosmopolitanism in Concert Music
Musics from different parts of the world circulate in multiple directions, crossing many boundaries. Cultural blending is commonplace in the 21st century, and the digital age makes musical globalization unstoppable. Many obscure recordings or secluded performances are readily available, the movement of musical cultures becomes ever more continuous, and musics around the globe are in close contact with one another. The seminar will consider various forms of absorption, translations, and articulations in music that emerged as a result. And as various cosmopolitanisms are central in shaping cultural fusion, we will explore their characteristics and relation to music making.