The Ten Tracks Project
The Ten Tracks Project is an invitation to both listen and visualize ethnomusicology students’ research projects. Limited to ten sound and/or audiovisual files, Ten Tracks Project participants are challenged to create a playlist to introduce their listeners into a glimpse of the sounds, performers, audiences, dances, and/or performing spaces that they are writing, thinking, and learning about.
- Playlist author: Ana María Alarcón Jiménez
- Where do you study? Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Fieldwork Location: Galicia, Northwestern Spain
- Research title: Spatializing Galician Music at the International Festival of the Celtic World.
- Why are these ten tracks on your list?
As a new graduate student, I’m taking a course on the intellectual history of ethnomusicology this quarter. At least twice in our discussions, classmates have expressed curiosity about what ethno looks like outside of the States. I’m honored and excited to be a part of the In Discipline project, which offers answers to that very question. This week, I’d like to introduce you to Llorián García Flórez, an ethnomusicology doctoral student at the University of Oviedo, Spain, and invite you to hear his perspective on the field.
Bouzuki player Elías García playing with his folk/celtic band Tuenda, from Asturias, Spain. In the picture we can see Tuenda playing in the fiestas of Melardi, Asturias, this last August (2014). The people dancing are a mix of local inhabitants and young visitors linked to the Asturian music revival.
(photo by Llorián García Flórez)
For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very excited to introduce Franco Daponte from the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain. He, like all our contributors, has some wonderful and timely ideas to share with us about ethnomusicology as a discipline in his part of the world.