Problems in preparing World Music
Date: April 23, 2012
I will be giving a session “Encountering World Music” at Podium, which is the forum for the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (roughly the Canadian equivalent of ACDA). The biennial (and bilingual!) Podium will be held in Ottawa this year, May 17 through 20. www.podium2012.ca/
I will be touching on issues such as language, authenticity, tempo, instruments, copyright and commissioning, and participants will read through several recent arrangements from various publishers.
Most certainly, I will be mentioning how very useful ChoralNet is to choral musicians, and to demonstrate this – as well as obtain some useful information (forewarned is forearmed!) – I'd appreciate very much hearing from those of you who perform World Music with your choirs what you have found the most challenging aspect(s) (musical or extra-musical) in the preparation of this genre. Solutions are welcomed as well! (I'll quote sources when referring to specific contributions).
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