Timothy J. Cooley (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
Time-blocked course between October 31 and December 7
Mondays: 5:45pm-7:15pm (17:45-19:15), room 109
Wednesdays: 5:45pm-7:15pm (17:45-19:45), room 109
INFO: This course asks how music and related cultural practices engage with, rely on, and impact mountain ecosystems. The primary research example is the Tatra Mountains of Poland, and we will include comparative cases studies from mountains around the world. We start with brief introductions to the field of Ethnomusicology (Anthropology of Music) and the emerging field of Ecomusicology. We will also engage ecocriticism and current research in environmental sciences that show how traditional, local, and Indigenous ecological knowledges may help mountain communities protect delicate and endangered environments.
Research Expectations and Activities: Individual and small-group research, discussions, and presentations are and essential feature of this course.
The class will also include activities including:
-- Class visit to and small-group research projects in the Ethnographic Museum of Kraków;
-- Field-research trip to Skalne Podhale (3 days, 2 nights);
-- Workshop with zespół Skalne, Kraków.
Required Reading and other Media: The required book for this course is Making Music in the Polish Tatras by Timothy J. Cooley, plus research articles by writers in a variety of fields. Where possible, PDFs or other access will be made for all assigned readings. Additional media, including audio recordings, videos, and webpages will be provided.
The course is dedicated for students from both, I and II cycle of studie