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TERADA Yoshitaka
TERADA YoshitakaTERADA Yoshitaka
Center for Cultural Resource Studies・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Ethnomusicology, performing arts of Asia
Individual Research Projects
  • Roles of museums and archives in safeguarding performing arts and practical applications of audiovisual media
Personal website
[Photo] Sopile playing of Croatia (2016)

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Univ. of Washington 1979
  • M.A. Univ. of Washington 1983
  • Ph.D. Univ. of Washington 1992

Research Interests

  • Interplay Between Minority and Music
  • Globalization and South Indian Music

Research Keywords

India, Philippines, North America, Tamil, Magindanao, Maranao, Ethnomusicology

Selected Publications

2008
Music and Society in South Asia: Perspectives from Japan (Senri Ethnological Studies 71). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Transcending Boundaries: Asian Musics in North America. (Senri Ethnological Reports 22). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2000
T. N. Rajarattinam Pillai and Caste Rivalry in South Indian Classical Music. Ethnomusicology 44 (3): 460-490.

Publications (English publications only)

2016
On Making Drumming out a Message: Filmmaking and Marginalized Communities. In E. Cámara de Landa, M. Isolabella, L. D’Amico and Y. Terada (eds.) Ethnomusicology and Audiovisual Communication: Selected Papers from the MusiCam 2014 Symposium, 71-83. Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid.
2016
Introductory Notes. (with Enrique Cámara de Landa) In E. Cámara de Landa, M. Isolabella, L. D’Amico and Y. Terada (eds.) Ethnomusicology and Audiovisual Communication: Selected Papers from the MusiCam 2014 Symposium, 9-16. Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid.
2016
(ed. with E. Cámara de Landa, M. Isolabella, L. D’Amico) Ethnomusicology and Audiovisual Communication: Selected Papers from the MusiCam 2014 Symposium. Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid. 236pp.
2016
(ed.) An Audiovisual Exploration of Philippine Music: The Historical Contribution of Robert Garfias (Senri Ethnological Reports 133). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. 124pp
2015
“Fusion music in South India." In This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl, edited by Victoria Lindsey Levine and Philip V. Bohlman, 433-446. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
2014
“The circular flow of South Indian music and dance." In Music and Minorities from Around the World: Research, Documentation and Interdisciplinary Study, edited by Ursula Hemetek, Essica Marks and Adelaida Reyes, 47-71. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2013
“Audiovisual ethnography of Philippine music: A process-oriented approach." Humanities Diliman 10(1): 90-112.
2012
Kulintang Music and Filipino American Identity. In U. Hemetek (ed.) Music and Minorities in Ethnomusicology: Challenges and Discourses from Three Continents (klanglese 7), pp. 81-93. Wien: Institut für Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie.
2011
Rooted as Banyan Trees: Eisa and the Okinawan Diaspora in Japan. In T. Rice (ed.) Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians: Essays in Honor of Robert Garfias, pp. 233-247. Surrey: Ashgate.
2010
A Musician as Catalyst for Change: T. N. Rajarattinam Pillai and Nagasvaram Music. Indian Folklife 36: 8–12.
2010
(ed.) Double-reed Instruments in Eurasia: History, Context and Representation. Symposium proceedings (National Institutes for the Humanities), pp.105.
2010
Nagasvaram: A Quintessential Double-reed Instrument of South India. In Y. Terada (ed.) Double-reed Instruments in Eurasia: History, Context and Representation. Symposium proceedings (National Institutes for the Humanities), pp.39–58.
2008
Temple Music Traditions in Hindu South India: Periya Melam and Its Performance Practice. Asian Music 39 (2): 108–51.
2008
Globalization and South Indian Music. Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter 26: 8–10.
2008
Angry Drummers and Buraku Identity: The Ikari Taiko Group in Osaka, Japan. In R. Statelova, A. Rodel, L. Peycheva, I. Vlaeva and V. Dimov (eds.) The Human World and Musical Diversity, pp.309–315 and 401. Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Science, Institute of Art Studies.
2008
(ed.) Music and Society in South Asia: Perspectives from Japan. (Senri Ethnological Studies 71), pp.284. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2008
Tamil isai as a Challenge to Brahmanical Music Culture in South India. In Y. Terada (ed.) Music and Society in South Asia: Perspectives from Japan, pp.203–26. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2007
(ed.) Authenticity and Cultural Identity: Performing Arts in Southeast Asia. (Senri Ethnological Reports 65). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2006
[CD Review] Inde du Sud: O. K. Subramaniam: Le nagaswaram dans la tradition carnatique. Ethnomusicology 50 (3): 522–524.
2005
Performing Auspiciousness: ‘Periya Melam’ Music in South Indian Marriage Ceremony. Wacana Seni (Journal of Arts Discourse) 4: 103–138.
2003
[CD Review] (With Gayathri Rajapur Kassebaum), Tribute by T. Viswanathan and Vijayawada, 1966. Voleti and Friends. Ethnomusicology 47 (1): 138–140.
2001
Introduction. In Y. Terada (ed.) Transcending Boundaries: Asian Musics in North America, pp.1–6. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2001
Shifting Identities of Taiko Music in North America. In Y. Terada (ed.) Transcending Boundaries: Asian Musics in North America, pp.37–60. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2000
T. N. Rajarattinam Pillai and Caste Rivalry in South Indian Classical Music. Ethnomusicology 44 (3): 460–490.
2000
Asian Music in a Globalizing World. Japan Echo 27 (4): 55–59. A French translation of this article appeared as “La musique asiatique dans un monde sans frontieres.” Cahiers du Japon 86: 42–46.
2000
[Book Review] Gongs and Bamboo: A Panorama of Philippine Music Instruments by Jose Maceda. Yearbook for Traditional Music 32: 190–191.
1998
[Book Review] Tyagaraja and the Renewal of Tradition: Translations and Reflections by William Jackson. Journal of the Japanese Society of Musicology 44 (2): 131–135.
1996
Effects of Nostalgia: The Discourse of Decline in Periya Melam Music of South India culture. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 21 (4): 921–939.
1996
Variational and Improvisational Techniques of the Gandingan Playing in the Magindanaon Kulintang Ensemble. Asian Music 27 (2): 53–79.
1994
[CD Review] (With Gayathri Rajapur Kassebaum), Vadya Lahari: South Indian Instrumental Ensemble. Ethnomusicology 38 (3):559–561.

Presentations

2017
“Documenting interviews.” Laon Laon 2017: Ethnomusicology and Field Research in the Digital Age. Srinakharin Wirot University, 9 June, Bangkok, Thailand.
2017
“Making films in the southern Philippines: Shooting, editing and post-production applications.” 1st International Seminar of Visual Ethnomusicology, Museo del Paesaggio Sonoro, 26 May, Riva, Italy.
2017
“The making of Angry Drummers.” University of Madras, 6 January, Chennai, India.
2017
[Film screening and lecture] “Challenges for traditional art forms in changing times: A look at shadow puppetry in Cambodia.” Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, 2 January, Chennai, India.
2016
[Film screening and lecture] “Safeguarding Cambodian shadow puppet theater through audiovisual media.” Music Academy, Madras, 26 December, Chennai, India.
2016
“Safeguarding the shadow puppet theater of Cambodia.” International Scientific Conference, The Role of the Görogly Epos in the World Culture, State Museum of Turkmenistan, 3 November, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
2016
“Audiovisual media and safeguarding endangered performing arts.” Institute for Ethnomusicology and Folklore Research, 1 September, Zagreb, Croatia.
2016
[Film screening and discussion] Samir Kurtov: A Zurna Player from Bulgaria. 1st Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology. City Museum of Ljubljana, 27 August, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2016
“Practicing audiovisual ethnomusicology with marginalized communities.” 1st Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology. City Museum of Ljubljana, 25 August, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2016
“Beyond the Sulu Zone: Presenting gong music to an East Asian museum public.” Panel, Extending Sightlines and Soundlines: The Gong-chime of the Sulu Zone. AAS-in-ASIA Conference, Horizons of Hope, Doshisha University, 24 June, Kyoto, Japan.
2016
“'Indian culture does not exclusively emanate from India': “Circular Flow” and Indian Diasporic Culture” International Symposium, Absences, Silences and the Margin: Restructuring Indian Diaspora Studies. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, 7 January, Kanyakumari, India
2015
“Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage: Process-oriented applications of audiovisual media.” International Experts Meeting of the Project “Mapping Reserch on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the Asia Pacific," Islamic Arts Museum, 26 January, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2015
“The music cultures of the marginalized communities.” University of Madras, Media and Society Seminar Series, 2 January, Chennai, India.
2014
“A process-oriented applications of audiovisual media in safeguarding intangible heritage.” International Symposium, Safeguarding the Intangible: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Music and Heritage, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 20 February, London, UK.
2013
“The global distribution and performance contexts of double-reed instruments." University of Madras, Media and Society Seminar Series, 4 January, Chennai, India.
2012
“Eisa and Okinawan community in Osaka, Japan.” North Sumatra University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, 31 October Medan, Indonesia.
2012
“A circulatory flow of Indian music and minority nationalism.” 7th International Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) 'Music and Minorities' Study Group. Zefat Academic College, 9 August, Zefat, Israel.
2012
"Ethnomusicological approach to the study of Filipino gong music." University of Madras, Media and Society Seminar Series, 5 January. Chennai, India.
2011
"Drumming for empowerment and social justice." Sokendai Students Seminar, From Dream to Discovery, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, 14 October, Hayama, Japan.
2011
"Audiovisual ethnography of Southeast Asian music." International symposium, Impact of Music in Shaping Southeast Asian Societies, University of the Philippines, 3 September, Manila, Philippines.
2011
Panelist, "Taiko as social change." The 8th North American Taiko Conference, Stanford University. 20 August, Stanford, USA.
2011
"Gong music and Filipino American identity." International symposium, Audiovisual Ethnography of Gongs in Southeast Asia, 15 March, National Museum of Ethnology,.
2011
[Film screening and lecture] "Angry Drummers: A Taiko Group from Osaka." Media & Society Seminar Series, Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Madras, 28 February, Chennai, India.
2010
“Kulintang and Filipino American Identity.” 6th International Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) ‘Music and Minorities’ Study Group, 22 July, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2009
"Double-reed aerophones in South Asia: The case of nagasvaram." International symposium, Double-reed Instruments in Eurasia: History, Context and Representation.” Pannasastra University of Cambodia, 12 December, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2008
“Music research and documentation at the National Museum of Ethnology.” Laon-Laon: A Forum on Music Research Centers in Asia. University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology, 13 October, Quezon City, the Philippines.
2008
[Film screening and lecture] “Drumming out a Message: Eisa and the Okinawan Diaspora in Japan.” Seminar on Performing Arts and the Empowerment of Marginalized Communities, 20 August, Department of Mass Media and Communication Studies, Madras University. Chennai, India.
2006
“Drummers on a Different Note: Ikari Taiko Group and Buraku Identity in Osaka, Japan.” 4th Bi-annual Meeting of the ‘Music and Minorities’ Study Group of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), 31 August, Varna, Bulgaria.
2005
[Film screening] “Drumming out a Message: Eisa and the Okinawan Diaspora in Japan.” 50th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), 18 November, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
2004
“Fusion Music in South India: Globalization and the Predicament of Classical Music.” 9th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology (APSE), 26 August, Pannasastra University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2004
[Film Screening] “Sbaek Thomm: Cambodian Shadow Puppet Theater.” The 9th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology (APSE), 26 August, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
2004
“Drumming out a Message: Eisa and the Okinawan Diaspora in Mainland Japan.” 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), 5 March, San Diego, USA.
2003
“Globalizing the Discipline: Artists and Ethnomusicologists.” Session moderator. Music in the Making, Music in the Mind Conference, 27 April, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
2002
[Film screening] Sbaek Thomm: Cambodian Shadow Puppet Theater and Sbaek Thomm: Sar Prummea. 47th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), 24 October, Estes Park, Colorado, USA.
2001
“Taiko in the North American Arts Community/Pop Culture/Art & Entertainment.” Panelist. The 3rd National Taiko Conference, 30 June, JACCC, Los Angeles, USA.
2000
“The Tamil Music Movement: A Challenge to Brahmanical Music Culture in South India.” 45th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), 3 November, Toronto, Canada.
2000
“Eisa and Okinawan Diasporic Identity.” 2nd Regional Taiko Gathering (Seattle Central Community College), 14 October, Seattle, USA.
2000
“Asian Diaspora and Identity Music.” International Seminar, Forum International des Arts Traditionnels. Sponsored by Centre Culturel Francais. 4 May, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2000
“My Involvement in Tamil Isai.” International Institute of Tamil Studies, 29 February, Chennai, India.
1999
“A Battle over Language and Caste: Historical Representation and Music Organizations in South India.” 35th Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), 21 August, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan.
1997
“How to Recruit Friends and Supporters of Asian Music.” Roundtable Discussant. 3rd Annual Conference of Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology (APSE). Mahasarakham, Thailand.
1996
“The Instruments and Music of the Kulintang Ensemble.” Symposium. Issues in Contemporary Filipino and Filipino American Culture, 25 May, Seattle (with Danongan Kalanduyan), USA.
1992
“Nostalgia and Discourse of Decline in South Indian Periya Melam Music.” 37th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), 23 October, Bellevue, USA.
1991
“Performance Contexts of Periya Melam Music in Tamil Nadu.” 20th Annual Conference on South Asia, 31 October, Madison, USA.
1991
“Relevance of Kulintang Music in Music Education.” Music Educators National Conference (MENC), Northwest Division Conference, 16 February, Seattle, USA.
1990
“A Charismatic Musician as a Site of Legitimization: Social Memory and Identity in South Indian Music.” 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), 11 November, Oakland, CA, USA.
1990
“T. N. Rajarattinam Pillai: A Polysemic Symbol of South Indian Music.” 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), 8 April, Chicago, USA.
1988
“Nagasvaram Music in Tamil Nadu.” Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), 22 October, Seattle, USA.

Films (in English)

2017
South Indian Dance across Time (multimedia program)
2016
Over the Arirang Pass: Zainichi Korean Music Today (multimedia program)
2015
Music in the Life of Balbalasang: A Village in the Northern Philippines(26 min.)
2014
Guitars of Puerto Rico(66 min.)
2014
Guitars of Portugal(47 min.)
2014
Sounds of Bliss, Echoes of Victory: A Kalinga Wedding in the Northern Philippines (25 min.)
2013
Voices of Distant Memories: South Indian Classical Music of the Vina Dhanammal Lineage (multimedia program)
2013
Valencia's Virgin Mary Festival and the Dolzaina (22 min.)
2013
Maranao Culture at Home and in Diaspora (34 min.)
2012
Kulintang: Gong Music from Mindanao in the Southern Philippines (22 min.)
2011
Angry Drummers: A Taiko Group from Osaka, Japan (85 min.)
2011
Taiko in North America (15 min.)
2010
Sbaek Thomm: The Large Shadow Puppet Theater of Cambodia (25 min.)
2010
Sbaek Tauch: The Small Shadow Puppet Theater of Cambodia (16 min.)
2010
Lkhaon Khaol: A Cambodian Mask Play (16 min.)
2008
Samir Kurtov: A Zurna Player from Bulgaria (39 min.)
2008
Basavanna: The Folk Cow Theater of South India (34 min.)
2005
Drumming out a Message: Eisa and the Okinawan Diaspora in Japan (75 min.)
2002
Brahma' s Arrow: An Episode from Cambodian Ramayana (143 min.)
2002
Master of Cambodian Shadow Puppet Play. (40 min.)
2002
Sbaek Thomm: Large Shadow Puppet Theater of Cambodia (25 min.)

Membership in Academic Associations

  • Society for Ethnomusicology, International Council for Traditional Music, Society for Asian Music, Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology, British Forum for Ethnomusicology

Awards

2000
Jaap Kunst Award (Society for Ethnomusicology, USA)