Author Archives: julee

About julee

I am a researcher in musical modernism and politics. I am also a freelance cellist and especially enjoy playing chamber music with my violinist sister yulee. I live near Hatfield House .

Isang Yun project

Some of you would have noticed by now, I have been banging on and on about Isang Yun for a while. That’s right. I will be pursuing a doctoral research on Isang Yun’s musical expression as cultural diplomacy (subject to … Continue reading

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Day 3 of #WACArtists

I am back from the third day of the conference on “Writing about Contemporary Artists” held at the University of Surrey. My purpose of attending was to catch-up with my new supervisor, Bjorn Heile. Heile gave an excellent keynote speech … Continue reading

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musical diplomacy

Diplomacy plays a crucial role in politics. History reveals that shaky grounds in diplomacy often lead to the failure of running politics. Contemporary political leaders don’t seem to learn from history. Despite all adds, it is most likely that Theresa … Continue reading

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cultural perception

The crucial aspect of the cultural context in music making is created through reception. Listeners play vital roles in establishing music reception; often as professional critics, major patrons, and public audiences including the general consumers. Music reception affects the subsequent … Continue reading

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still on lifting the veil

Some additional remarks on performance analysis: Cook (1999) defines musical performance involving negotiations between the demands of physical gesture and sound (‘playing’) and those of notation and its associated verbal traditions (‘writing’). Heile’s (2006) claim on opera being an ideal … Continue reading

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analysing performance as lifting the veil

One of the Sir John Tavener’s biographers Piers Dudgeon used the title of biography as lifting the veil, which means uncovering certain stuff previously secretive. Could performance analysis lift the veil of The Protecting Veil? When the cultural analysis of … Continue reading

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Lifting the [protecting] veil

Cultural issues concerning musical modernism make the holy minimalism problematic yet motivating at the same time. This posting considers what are those challenging yet stimulating cultural issues in holy minimalism, and how cultural analysis could lift the [protecting] veil. The … Continue reading

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