The Making of the Musical World - A Story in Sound - Andrew Killick

The Making of the Musical World - A Story in Sound - Andrew Killick

Preface

The Making of the Musical World - A Story in Sound - Andrew Killick

Andrew Killick [+-]
University of Sheffield
Andrew Killick has been teaching and writing about the world’s music professionally since 1998. His passion for all forms of music has led him literally around the world, including studies at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Washington, periods of fieldwork in India and Korea, and teaching at Illinois State University and Florida State University before taking up his current position at the University of Sheffield in 2003. Originally trained as a classical pianist, he also plays the Korean gayageum zither and an English bagpipe, the Northumbrian smallpipes. His academic publications include two books on Korean music topics, about twenty refereed journal articles and book chapters, and substantial contributions to the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music and the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. In his spare time he likes to compose “rounds” in a wide variety of musical styles.

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A brief Preface explains the concept (and title) of the book and how it differs from existing books on “world music” by (1) encompassing all major categories of music, including Western classical and popular, and (2) following a continuous narrative approach, with an emphasis on explaining how the musical world came to be as it is through cross-cultural connections and interactions, rather than just giving information on separate “music cultures.” Other introductory discussion is kept to a minimum so that we can embark on the main “story” without delay.

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Killick, Andrew. Preface. The Making of the Musical World - A Story in Sound. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Feb 2021. ISBN 9781781793411. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27318. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27318. Feb 2021

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