Music and Globalization in a Digital Age

Click HERE for a link to the announcement on the Cambridge Scholars website.

[UPDATE, 21 September 2017: The complete manuscript for this contracted book has now been submitted to Cambridge Scholars Press for publication.]

This book is co-edited with Polish musicologist Mikolaj Rykowsi. We have several outstanding contributors, mostly musicologists and music educators from central and Eastern Europe, who address an array of topics associated with how globalization is changing music worldwide:

Hebert, D. G. & Rykowski, M. (Eds.), (2017, forthcoming). Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

This book was developed through two conferences on Music and Globalization held in Poznan, Poland, birthplace of leading "glocalization" theorist Zygmunt Bauman.

Music Glocalization:
Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age


Mikołaj Rykowski

David G. Hebert and Mikołaj Rykowski: An Overture to Music Glocalization

PART ONE: Theoretical Perspectives on Glocality and Music
·         Chapter 1- David G. Hebert: Music in the Conditions of Glocalization
·         Chapter 2- Krzysztof Moraczewski: The Challenge of Orality
·         Chapter 3- David Kozel: The Myth of Globalization and Contemporary Musical Culture
·         Chapter 4- Mieczysław Tomaszewski: Traces and Echoes of the Frontier Idiom in the Polish Music of the “Age of Passions”
·         Chapter 5- Victor Nefkens: Reframing the Gesamtkunstwerk: On the Multiplicity of The Ring’s Leitmotifs in the Age of Global Media

PART TWO: Art Music Composition in a Digital Age
·         Chapter 6- Kerri Kotta: Mixed Identities in Arvo Pärt’s Adam's Lament
·         Chapter 7- Jennifer McKay: Northern Irish, Irish, British or European? The Orchestral Music of Kevin O'Connell
·         Chapter 8- Violeta Przech: Musical Hybrids of Zbigniew Bargielski in the Context of Postmodern Culture
·         Chapter 9- Ewa Czachorowska-Zygor: Concert Hall or Cinema Hall?: Adam Walaciński’s Film Music

PART THREE: Glocalized Music Beyond Europe
·         Chapter 10- Lucille Lisack: A National School for Global Music: The Case of Uzbekistan in the Globalized Network of Western-Style “Contemporary Music”
·         Chapter 11- Maria Szymańska-Ilnata: Musical Attitudes and Actions of Inhabitants of West Sumatra in the Light of Globalization
·         Chapter 12- Łukasz Smoluch: What do Eucalyptus and PVC Pipe Have in Common?

PART FOUR: Glocalized Music Professions
·         Chapter 13- Ryszard Daniel Golianek: How to Become a European Composer?: Musical Careers of two 19th Century Polish Artists, Józef Michał Ksawery Poniatowski and Juliusz Zarębski
·         Chapter 14- Ewelina Grygier: The Repertoire of Street Musicians in the Time of Globalisation
·         Chapter 15- David G. Hebert, Mikołaj Rykowski, Renato Meucci, Karen Odrobna-Gerardi, Paolo Rosato, and Walter Zidaric: Italian Opera as a Glocalized Profession

Mikołaj Rykowski and David G. Hebert: Conclusion: Toward a Theoretical Model of Music Glocalization

The book is expected to be published in early 2018, following publication of another book on East Asian cultural studies:

Hebert, D. G. (Ed.), (2018). International Perspectives on Translation, Education, and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies. Dordrecht: Springer.

Below is an image from a visit in 2015 to Samarkand, Uzbekistan to give another keynote speech for the academic symposium at the extraordinary Sharq Taronalari music festival.