We are very pleased to introduce Liam Barnard, a PhD student at the Medway Campus of the University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art. Liam shares some of his experiences in this very young ethnomusicology program.
Music and Humor
Being a music student isn’t easy. The work and the practice always pay off in the end but sometimes it’s hard to see that from the middle. Through everything, a sense of humor is a valuable trait.
In looking for an article to link to this week, I was struck by a few such pieces written about funny music that weren’t actually funny themselves. Funny, huh? That got me thinking about the nature of humor, which is certainly culturally constructed. Continue reading