Monday, July 4, 2011

New Virtual Academy at Space 4 Art in Second Life

The Private Academy for Cultural Studies PAKCS has a new home. On the sim Space 4 Art in Second Life our builder Asmita Duranjaya has created a special academy platform with the necessary media including a library. In the moment still the steampunk topic can be studied but there are also many other topics provided in the video collection. The next topic will be music in Afghanistan in cooperation with the Afghanistan museum in Second Life and its founder Trill Zapatero.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Publication on Islamic influenced Music in Indonesia

The ethnomusicologist Dr. Uwe U. Paetzold has sent this interesting link concerning a new publication on music research in Indonesia:
Additionally Uwe has sent a link to a list of entries in the German Dance Archive/Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln giving an overview of the martial art Pencak Silat, which is in parts of Indonesia a sonic and kinetic form of art too; here is the download:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wayang PoTeHi - A Chinese Type of Puppet Theatre in Indonesia

Abb. 5: A Wayang PoTeHi stage in the night as a replacement for a missing TV at home

PD Dr. Martina Claus-Bachmann has decided to publish her article on Wayang PoTeHi or Po Te Hi online. The printed version is available with the title: "Portative dreifache Zuflucht im urbanen Alptraum: Wayang Potehi in Jakarta". In: Christ, Heidi (Hg.): Musik verbindet uns. Festschrift für Marianne Bröcker. Uffenheim 2006:65-76.
An English translation is in progress. The Abstract informs on the content: Der Artikel befasst sich mit musik- und allgemein kulturbezogener Identitätsstabilisierung in der Situation der Migration und generationenübergreifender Tradierung kulturellen Kapitals in der Zielgesellschaft durch portative Strategien. Als Beispiel aus eigener Feldforschung wird das sogenannte Wayang Potehi, ein chinesisches Puppenspiel in der indonesischen Hauptstadt Jakarta ethnographisch beobachtet, beschrieben, mit den gleichnamigen Formen in Malaysia und Taiwan verglichen sowie kulturwissenschaftlich interpretiert.