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Studies in International Performance

Acoustic Interculturalism

Listening to Performance

Authors: Tan, Marcus Cheng Chye

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Acoustic Interculturalism is a study of the soundscapes of intercultural performance through the examination of sound's performativity. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, the book examines an akoumenological reception of sound to postulate the need for an acoustic knowing – an awareness of how sound shapes the intercultural experience.

About the authors

MARCUS TAN has just completed his doctoral degree at Trinity College Dublin. He has published several essays on intercultural performance, music and Shakespeare, and the intermediality of film and computer games. He is also the winner of the Theatre and Performance Research Association's (TaPRA) postgraduate essay competition (2010).

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'Marcus Cheng Chye Tan's compelling book, Acoustic Interculturalism, is a necessary reminder that too often we hear but don't listen. Noting the general lack of attention to sound in theatre and performance studies, Tan advocates the merits of deep listening and a phenomenological approach to sound as a means of analyzing intercultural performance... a vital challenge to theatre and performance studies with relevance to all forms of cultural expression engaging with the acoustic.' - David Butler, New Theatre Quarterly


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: the Topography of an Acoustic Interculturalism

    Pages 1-27

    Tan, Marcus Cheng Chye

  • The Performativity of Sound and the Soundscapes of Culture

    Pages 29-55

    Tan, Marcus Cheng Chye

  • Acoustic Mimesis: Ethical Cadence and Sonic Violence in Tambours Sur La Digue

    Pages 57-88

    Tan, Marcus Cheng Chye

  • (Echo)Locating Other Shakespeares: an Aesthetics of Pop and the Ear of the Other

    Pages 89-131

    Tan, Marcus Cheng Chye

  • Listening in/to Asia: Ong Keng Sen’s Desdemona and the Polyphonies of Asia

    Pages 133-164

    Tan, Marcus Cheng Chye

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acoustic Interculturalism
Book Subtitle
Listening to Performance
Authors
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01695-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137016959
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35416-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34628-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 259
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