JAAP KUNST ETHNOMUSICOLOGY PDF

Jaap Kunst , born Aug. Kunst began to study the violin at an early age and became seriously interested in the folk culture of the Netherlands, learning its songs, dances, and style of violin playing. After earning a law degree in from the University of Groningen, he worked in banking and law for two years before joining a string trio that toured the Dutch East Indies. Kunst remained in Java Indonesia until the mids, both working for the government and collecting and studying the native music , especially that of the Javanese gamelan.

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Jaap Kunst , born Aug. Kunst began to study the violin at an early age and became seriously interested in the folk culture of the Netherlands, learning its songs, dances, and style of violin playing.

After earning a law degree in from the University of Groningen, he worked in banking and law for two years before joining a string trio that toured the Dutch East Indies.

Kunst remained in Java Indonesia until the mids, both working for the government and collecting and studying the native music , especially that of the Javanese gamelan. In his growing reputation as an authority on Indonesian music brought him a position as musicologist for the Dutch government, and he began to make extensive field trips, assembling many musical instruments, recordings, books, and photographs.

Returning to the Netherlands in , Kunst began a European lecture tour, and in he became curator of the Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam, beginning what was to become one of the greatest musicological collections in Europe. He later lectured in Europe and in the United States, joining the faculty of the University of Amsterdam in His most influential work was Ethnomusicology first published ; 3rd ed. His work gave the field a solid foundation.

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It is defined either as the comparative study of musical systems and cultures or as the anthropological study of music. Although the field had antecedents in the 18th and early 19th centuries, it began to…. Musicology, the scholarly and scientific study of music. History at your fingertips. Sign up here to see what happened On This Day , every day in your inbox! Email address. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice.

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Ethnomusicology

Jaap or Jakob Kunst 12 August in Groningen — 7 December in Amsterdam was a Dutch ethnomusicologist , particularly associated with the study of gamelan music of Indonesia. He is known for coining the word "ethno-musicology" which later became ethnomusicology as a more accurate alternative to the then-preferred term, "comparative musicology". Kunst was the only child of two musicians, and began to study the violin at only 18 months old. Drawn toward the study of Dutch folk songs , he continued to play violin throughout his life. He earned a degree in law from the University of Groningen in , and pursued a career in banking and law for the next two years. While touring with a string trio the Dutch East Indies , he decided to remain on Java , and found a government post in Bandung. Meanwhile, he became interested in the Indonesian music , especially that of Java.

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