Workshop and lecture on Korean percussion music

Prof. Keith Howard

SOAS, University of London


January 26, 2023, 14:00, Reiterkaserne, Gamelan-Raum

Using the Institute for Ethnomusicology set of Korean percussion instruments, Professor Howard will introduce Korean percussion music genres in a practical workshop teaching segments of two pieces (one for just drums, and the second for a mixture of drums and gongs). In a short lecture, he will then analyse how Korean percussion music works, developing an understanding of its grammatical structures.


Prof. Keith Howard

Keith Howard is Professor Emeritus, SOAS, University of London. He was formerly Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Sydney and has held visiting professorships at Monash University, Ewha Women’s University, the University of Sydney, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Texas Tech University. He has also been a fellow of the National Humanities Center, North Carolina. He has written or edited 23 books, including Songs for “Great Leaders”: Ideology and Creativity in North Korean Music and Dance (2020), Presence Through Sound: Music and Place in East Asia (2020), and Transcultural Fandom and the Globalization of Hallyu (2019), as well as 170 academic articles and 209 book/music reviews. He was editorial chair of the SOAS Musicology Series (Ashgate/Routledge) for nine years (2008–2017) and founded and managed the SOASIS CD and DVD series as well as OpenAir Radio.