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Music in South India is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.

Music in South India provides a vivid and focused introduction to the musical landscape of South India, discussing historical and contemporary performance, cultural history and geography, and the social organization of performance traditions. The book centers on Karnatak concert music, a unique performance practice that juxtaposes gorgeous musical compositions with many different types of improvisation. T. Viswanathan and Matthew Harp Allen first compare two types of song--bhajan, a structurally simple devotional genre, and kriti, the primary concert genre--and also analyze raga and tala, the basic elements underlying Karnatak music. They go on to examine the evolution of Karnatak music during the twentieth century, paying special attention to gender and caste and illuminating these issues through case studies and historical recordings (on the accompanying CD) of a small group of enormously influential musicians. In the final chapter, the authors move beyond Karnatak music to address other aspects of South India's rich musical environment, such as its thriving popular music scene (based on cinema music); regional traditions ranging from the sacred to the secular, many of which integrate elements from dance and drama; and contemporary composition.

Featuring numerous listening activities, Music in South India is packaged with an 80-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed. The CD includes a full, uncut concert recording of a kriti performance, which shows how Karnatak musicians weave together composed and improvised elements to create extended performances.

Synopsis:

Description Music in South India is a volume in the Global Music Series, edited by Bonnie Wade and Patricia Campbell. This volume, appropriate for use in undergraduate, introductory courses on world music or ethnomusicology, provides a vivid introduction to the musical landscape of South India through discussion of historical and contemporary performance, cultural history and geography, and the social organization of performance traditions. The text focuses primarily on Karnatak concert music and its formal conventions, modes of performance, and cultural influence within the context of the religious, historical, and political landscape of South India.

Table of Contents

Forward

Preface

CD Track List

1. Song in South India

Bhajan (Devotional Song)

Songs and Singing

Meaning of the Text: Devotion, Love, and Praise

Celebrating Tyagaraja in the United States and in South India

Languages of the Region

Kriti

Evolution of Kriti

Text and Context--a Continuum of Performance from Devotion to Virtuosity

Music, Language, and Politics

The Tamil Music Movement

Muttuttandavar (Seventeenth Century)

The Text of "I Trusted You/Unnai Nambinen" (CD track 3)

The Musical Setting of "I Trusted You/Unnai Nambinen" (CD track 3)

The Group's Progress Through the Kriti

The Ensemble

The Instruments: Violin (Chordophone); Mridarigam (Membranophone); Tambura (Chordophone) and Its Sruti, Drone, Function

Summary

2. Key Concepts in Karnatak Music

Tala: Meter and Rhythm in Karnatak Music

The Five "Families" of Rhythm and Drummers' Thinking

Hand Gestures and Vocalized Syllable Sequences for Commonly Used Td=alas

Tala Exercises in Three Speeds

Raga: Melody in Karnatak Music

Scale

Note (Svara) and Solfege Syllable Names: Kiravd=ani and Kapi Ragas: Raga as a "Vast Ocean"

Ornamentation (Gamaka)

Phrase (Sañcara or Prayoga): Phrases in Kiravani and Kapi Ragas

Functional Notes--Svaras Holding Particular Functions

Integrated Melodic-Rhythmic Training

Summary

3. The Karnatak Concert Today

Presentation and Discussion of the "Main Piece" of a Concert

The Setting

Tuning Up

Beginning: Kriti as an Orally Transmitted Composed Case of a Performance

Brief Guide to the Performance

Composition and Improvisation: Fixity and Fluidity

Kiravani Raga Alapana: Aesthetics and Dynamics of Accompaniment

Kriti: The Core Component: The Pallavi; The Anupallavi and Pallavi reprise; The Caranam and Pallavi Reprise

Niraval

Svara Kalpana: Different Ways to Improvise: A Comparison of Niraval and Svara Kalpana

Tani Avarttanam--Drum Solo

Summary

4. Contextualizing South Indian Performance, Socially and Historically

Women and Music: The Devadasi and Her Community

Women's Public Performance Circa 1900

Loss and Recovery of a Woman's Work

"Now We Women Have a Platform to Commence Singing"--Bangalore Nagarathnammal and the Tyagaraja Festival

Bangalore Nagarathnammal as a Performer: Sringara Bhakti: Being in Love with God; Listening through the Static: The Rise of Audio Recording

Men and Music: From Temple and Court to Public and State Patronage

Men's Performance in Precolonial South India

The Hereditary Male Temple Service Musician

The "Emperor of Nagasvaram": T.N. Rajarattinam Pillai: "The Audience Would Not Be Satisfied If He Did Not Play This Raga"; Alapana in Todi Raga

A New World of Performance: Concert Halls, Media, and Audiences in the Urban Environment

The Development of Radio

The Recording Industry: Commodification and Resistance

"The Effect of the Performance Should Be Such As to Keep the Listeners Spell-Bound:" Men Scripting and Singing Women's Inner Feelings

A Hereditary Music Family

A Dual Musical Enculturation and Education

"I Am Going to Snub These Male Chauvinists"

Music and Gender Today

Summary: An Ancient and Modern Tradition of Musical-Social Behavior

5. Regional and Modern Traditions: Contemporary Music Making in South India and Beyond

Music in Kerala

Idakka, a Pressure Drum from Kerala

Kathakali Dance Drama: Character Types, Costume, and Makeup; Changes in the Twentieth Century

The Kathakali Music Ensemble

Kathakali Songs: Slokam and Padam

Performance of Padam from Nala Caritam

Music of the Cinema in South India

The "Company Drama" and the Silent Cinema

Early Sound Films: The "Mythological"

The "Social"

The Playback Singer

The Cinema and Karnatak Music: A Parting of Ways

"When I Say Come/Ba Ennalu"

Cross-Cultural Composition and Collaboration

"Can There Be Release/Moksamu Galada?"

Tatva, a Regional Performance Tradition in Karnataka State

The Deccan Plateau: Meeting of North and South India

The Kannada Tatva Composer Sharif Saheb

Hindu-Muslim Relations in Karnataka State

Katha Performers of the Kinnari Jogi Community

"Why Do You Worry/Yake Cinti?"

A Circle Completed

Summary

Glossary

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195145915
Author:
Viswanathan, Tanjore
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Matthew Harp
Author:
Allen, Matthew Harp
Author:
Viswanathan, T.
Author:
null, T.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music -- India -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Carnatic music - History and criticism
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Global Music Series
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
21 cm. +

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"Synopsis" by , Description Music in South India is a volume in the Global Music Series, edited by Bonnie Wade and Patricia Campbell. This volume, appropriate for use in undergraduate, introductory courses on world music or ethnomusicology, provides a vivid introduction to the musical landscape of South India through discussion of historical and contemporary performance, cultural history and geography, and the social organization of performance traditions. The text focuses primarily on Karnatak concert music and its formal conventions, modes of performance, and cultural influence within the context of the religious, historical, and political landscape of South India.
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