25.11.2015: "Sacralising the city: sound, space and performance in Hindu ritual practices in London"

25.11.2015: "Sacralising the city: sound, space and performance in Hindu ritual practices in London"

erstellt am 29. Oktober 2015

Gastvortrag Dr. Ann David (London), 14.00 Uhr, Institut für Ethnomusikologie, Reiterkaserne, Raum 150

Abstract: 

Focussing on performative displays at Tamil Hindu annual festivals in London, UK, this class will examine the use of sound and ritual movement in territorializing and organizing space and in celebrating Tamil identity. An analysis of the soundscape of such moving processions reveals how sonic elements can be a powerful force in marking out processional space, in ritualizing and assisting in the sacralising of the space through sonorous, loud and auspicious music that speaks directly to the deities.



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