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Composing race and nation: intercultural music and postcolonial identities in Malaysia and Singapore

Chan, Amy Wai Yee


This thesis examines the process of hybridity in intercultural music and its deployment as sites for the politics of identity, of both racial and national, in a cross-cultural context in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore. To demonstrate this process, this thesis analyses four pieces of contemporary music written for mixed and vocal ensembles by composers in Malaysia and Singapore. These four case studies reflect the differences in identity formation by different races, and varying notions of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-07-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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