Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
Given the different backgrounds of the students, the course will begin with a survey on terms, concepts and tools of the ethnomusicological and anthropological research intended for those who are not familiar with such a research and who didn't attended to the course "Fundamentals in Ethnomusicology".
After this general introduction, this year's monographic course is devoted to the Art and Light Classical musics of North India (Hindustãn), from the foundation of the Mughal Empire (16th century) to the present day. In spite of the very strong cultural nationalism present in India today, the course intends to highlight precisely the mixes and encounters that have taken place in India thanks to the musical and cultural contributions of the Persian, Afghan and Central Asian areas.
Following the evolution of Light Classical music genres, we will inevitably arrive at the successes of the so called "Hindi Film Song Genres" which animate the soundtracks of Bollywood film industry beloved, beyond nationalism, between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Expected learning outcomes
According to the framework for the European Higher Education, the so called Dublin descriptors, the expected results are:
1. Knowledge and Understanding
a) To know the basic terms and concepts of the discipline and to understand the texts that use such terms and concepts.
b) To understand the peculiarities of Ethnomusicological research.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
a) Being capable of a simple analysis of some given musical examples, being aware of the singles musical languages and cultures.
b) Ability to connect a musical tune with its cultural framework.
3. Judgement's ability
a) Being capable to formulate and to argument simples hypothesis.
4. Communications Skills
a) Being able to communicate the peculiarities of the Transcultural Musicology approach to music, using an appropriate terminology.
5. Learning Ability
● Being able to take notes and to share them in a collaborative form.
● Being able to consult to consult the texts critically and the Bibliography immanent.
No particular prerequisites are required but open-mindedness, curiosity and attention.
After a general introduction, this year's monographic course is devoted to the art and light classical music of North India (Hindustān), from the founding of the Mughal Empire (16th century) to the present day, highlighting the meetings and metissages that have taken place in India thanks to the musical and cultural contributions of the Persian, Afghan and Central Asian worlds.
1) Natalie SARRAZIN, Focus: Popular Music In Contemporary India, London, Routledge 2020.
2) Annemarie SCHIMMEL, The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture, London, Reaktion Books, 2004.
Non attending (or curious) students will add: "India, Subcontinent of” in "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians" -second edition-, London-New York, Mac Millan Publishers ltd., 2001-2002 vol. XII: ad vocem.
Oral exam. Welcome personal deepening on specific genres or authors arranged in advance with the professor.
Lessons with musical listenings, visual examples and musical scores.
Before starting a course I order the necessary texts for the course in BAUM; obviously, being exam papers, these are not available for loan.
You can also find the texts for the exam in Venetian and national bookstores, online, or in the many Venetian libraries.
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
Last update of the programme: 27/09/2021
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