Rasmussen described by the Muslim Music of Indonesia

William and Mary College (College of William and Mary) Professor Anne Rasmussen music is a music scholar who studies Muslims. In 2010, her new book "Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesi Read
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William and Mary College (College of William and Mary) Professor Anne Rasmussen music is a music scholar who studies Muslims. In 2010, her new book "Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia" was published. In this book, Rasmussen introduced the music in the religious thinking of nationalism's role.


History in Indonesia, the spread of Islam there are two ways, one is directly from the Arab countries to Indonesia by sea, the other is through the offshore Indonesia, China and India. Awareness of different religions in Indonesia resulted in different musical forms. Music by the phenomenon of women chanting the survey, the author explains the background of these different musical forms of Islam is how nationalist thinking in the same under the rooting process.


Professor Rasmussen was in the book so the readme: "As a musical anthropologist, I am concerned about the sound. I am concerned with how the sound is sent, how the people in body and mind to experience. I am equally concerned about how these sounds are given the aesthetic and the process of semantics. sound and music performances, is a rich cultural space, in this venue, people use music to explain the arrival of Islamic civilization, as well as their adaptation to this alien religion. "


This is a very good statement of their roles. Here, I try to translate it was common point.


Indeed, anthropologists are about someone else's story, while she is speaking of "how others for their own storytelling," the people. Music, of course, is one of the most important modes of presentation. This is why Rasmussen stressed the music with the aesthetic and semantic levels of meaning. Now let me explain with clumsy language Rasmussen stressed the significance of these two.


As an aesthetic experience, music so we accept in this world and the ideology of different civilizations, taught people tend to judge things good or bad, but because of the existence of aesthetic experience, a civilization will not look into an area less violent. Give a simple example, in advertising techniques, the music is to use is very important. In the business world, people are actually selling a product of its ideology behind the trafficking, but the music there, let people believe that this ideology is good. Historically, the ancient people than to preach the way with a bayonet (not specifically refer to a particular religion), music is very gentle kind of preaching tool.


As a semantic vector, music makes the people identified in the language of things to determine, so this thing no longer just an emotional experience, but a sense of community with the power of text. How to understand it? Let us think about the process of rock and roll it into China, initially, people just treat it as a tool for young people to vent their anger, but when people accepted the aesthetic of this music, people began to rock in the delivery of social significance. In this sense, writing is through the lyrics and other musical writing and interpretation of the text to complete. When people see "nothing" words, or see Bigfoot Black robe and boots when the show will rock the situation by association, and to confirm to himself: This is a kind of a certain social significance things.


Do not know what I say does not understand.


Chant in the women in Indonesia, they passed on the Arabic Maqam music system of learning, as well as the elite of society performing opportunities in Indonesia, making the Koran has become a living carrier of culture. Nationalism (in this case) is an elite political ideologies, women chanting by the elite culture's performance under the Islamic thought and Indonesia continue to combine social thought, people began to accept the Islamic civilization in the dynamics.


This process, China is actually experienced. In "Das Kapital", "Communist Manifesto" and so the process of entering China, but also through music, combined with several anti-feudal, anti-Japanese campaign theme of current affairs will be brought into a particular mode of thinking among the people. The only difference is that Marxism is not unique musical form. However, the existence of the revolutionary composer was able to create different styles of Western music as a kind of "being promoted" musical forms, to convince people that a color with a progressive nationalist, and this progressive and Marxist thinking mode is relevant.


First to pull such a multi-bar, with the form of rhetoric, by the example of China to compare the description of an idea sometimes is futile, after all, each local culture is much different. However, reading this book is a very interesting thing, it makes us believe that the musicologist and literary critic, in fact, no different, just a few notes and record them to understand the chart, only.

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