Unisonance in Kung Fu Film Music, or the Wong Fei-hung Theme Song as a Cantonese Transnational Anthem. Here are text and video versions of some research I did on the idea of unofficial anthems for transnations that precede, rupture, exceed and transgress the seemingly stable territories and borders of states. My case study was a … More Article and Video: The Most Famous Song in Kung Fu Films is an Unofficial Cantonese Anthem
I’m delighted to announce that I received a James M. Flaherty Scholarship from the Ireland Canada University Foundation to start a research project on music and Irish stick-fighting. I’m one week in, and the scholarship runs till the end of November. Thanks to the Department of Music at University College Cork for hosting me! The … More Shillelagh Studies: New Research Project on Music and Irish Martial Arts
What Are the Connections Between Music and Martial Arts? My talk on martial sound is now up on YouTube! As previously posted, I gave this presentation as part of the FUAIM Research Lectures at University College Cork, Ireland. The whole video is about 50 minutes, but topics are linked individually below for easy navigation.
Martial sound is how music is experienced as martial arts and martial arts are experienced as musicking. On Thursday November 23rd, I introduced my concept of martial sound during the FUAIM Research Lecture at University College Cork, Ireland. This presentation was recorded, and you can view the video on my Youtube channel by clicking here. More details … More A Research Seminar on Music and Martial Arts
I’ll be giving a talk about my research as part of Culture Night 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. My presentation uses photos, video, demonstration, and audience participation to explore the intersection of drumming, kung fu, and the lion dance in a Canadian Chinatown. … More Music and Martial Arts Talk at Culture Night in Dublin
“Music of the Martial Arts: Rhythm, Movement, and Meaning in a Chinese Canadian Kung Fu Club.” 2014. PhD Dissertation, York University.