Study Guides

**NEW material added (Sept. 2, 2014)!

The following study guides are part of a work in progress, a manual of intercultural music making titled‘Orchestrating the World. All materials here are the property of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and may be utilized for personal education purposes only.

There are two kinds of entries – the guides marked ‘general interest’ are for laypeople, composers, and musicians alike. Those marked ‘composers and musicians’ have everything the general interest guides have, but in addition have technical information beyond the grasp of most non-musicians.

Further we have categorized the guides into non-western cultural interest areas, to whatever extent possible.

Japan, Korea & the Far East

About the Sho, by Naomi Sato
About the Shakuhachi, by Moshe Denburg
Chrysanthemums & Maple Leaves 2013
Koto & Shakuhachi: Japanese Traditional Music (Bruce Huebner & Curtis Patterson)

Far Eastern Musical Marriages

General Interest

Composers and Musicians

Korean Music, the Kayagum, and Western Forces

General Interest

Composers and Musicians

Scottish Highland Bagpipes and Japanese Taiko Drums

General Interest

Composers and Musicians

China

New Music on Ancient Chinese Bells
 
VICO Investigates the Music of Yunnan

Chinese-Western Musical Bridges

General Interest

Composers and Musicians

Classical Western and Classical Chinese

General Interest

Composers and Musicians

 

Western New Music and Chinese Sensibilities

General Interest

Vietnam

The Intercultural View From Vietnam (Khac Chi Music)

India and Southeast Asia

Ghazals & Guitars (Ed Henderson, Shashi Lata Virk)

Tabla and Orchestra
General Interest

Indian-Western Fusions
General Interest
Composers and Musicians

Gamelan Music and the West
General Interest
Composers and Musicians

 

Middle and Near East

Modes & Improvisations in Aural Traditions

Celtic and Iranian Bridges
General Interest
Composers and Musicians

Islamic Choral Music & Aboriginal Music: Unique Bridges
General Interest

Persian Influenced Intercultural Music

General Interest
Composers and Musicians

Africa

Afro-Latin Fusions
General Interest

Latin America

Intercultural Orchestra Spiced with Tango and Andean music

General Interest
Composers and Musicians

Other Topics

Weaving the Tapestry of Many Traditions (Joel Bons, Dr. Stephen Chatman, Coat Cooke, Moshe Denburg)
 
Intercultural Vancouver in Music & Pictures
 
The ABCs of Intercultural Music (VICO in the Schools – Workshops for Student Composers)
Global Drums & Strums

World Music and Jazz Improv
General Interest

Planetary Spirits – Music of the Whole Spooky World
General Interest
Musicians