Sounds of the silk road musical instruments of Asia by Mitchell Clark

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Published by MFA Publications in Boston, MA .

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StatementMitchell Clark.
LC ClassificationsML
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. :
Number of Pages168
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Open LibraryOL22735977M
ISBN 100878466886

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Sounds of the Silk Road surveys the instruments of Asia and the traditions that have engendered them, offering the reader ways to approach these often unfamiliar objects and the music they produce. This beautiful book is the first to deal with this topic in such depth and breadth, and is the first to feature of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's Cited by: 2.

Shadow of the Silk Road is a phenomenal book. The author, British travel writer Colin Thubron, traveled from Xian, an ancient capital of China, to Antioch in Turkey along the silk road, blending broad historical knowledge with acute observations of contemporary life/5.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Sounds of the Silk Road: musical instruments of Asia," organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from July 9,to January 5, "--Title page verso.

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These are some of the sounds that a traveler may have heard along the ancient Silk Road. Musicians played all along the Silk Road—from desert inns to grand palaces.

Music was a way for people from different cultures to share ideas and tell stories. Over time, musical styles and instruments blended and spread across Asia.

Since you wrote one of the definitive accessible academic treatments of the topic, let’s discuss your work first. Please tell me about your contribution to scholarship, The Silk Road: A New History. The Silk Road traversed the territory around the Taklamakan Desert in Northwest China and included the routes that connected China with book focuses on seven Silk Road sites and.

Valerie Hansen is Professor of History at Yale University. Her books include The Open Empire: A History of China toNegotiating Daily Life in Traditional China: How Ordinary People Used Contracts,Changing Gods in Medieval China,and, with Kenneth R.

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"Adventures on the Ancient Silk Road" introduces readers to three great historical figures: Chinese Buddhist Xu A gripping account of three /5(7).

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The offbeat rendering was no surprise given the diverse mix of musicians behind it, members of the Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma’s collective of artists that explores musical between performing new compositions for a packed house, the players. The Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes stretching across Central Asia to Europe, evokes exotic images of camel trains laden with bales of fine Chinese silk, spices, and perfume, of desert oases surrounded by snow-capped mountains, of bustling markets thronging with travellers buying and selling grapes, coriander, Baltic amber, and Mediterranean coral/5(19).

About The Silk Roads. The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east For centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west – in the New World of the Americas.

Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. You're not quite there on the Silk Road the same way Gibbon put you in the Roman agora. But this book is important for a different reason. It's one of very, very few books from any culture that takes global trade as a whole, without being biased towards one culture or viewpoint, which makes it deeply s: 2K.

About The New Silk Roads. From the bestselling author of The Silk Roads comes an updated, timely, and visionary book about the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East. “All roads used to lead to Rome.

Today they lead to Beijing.” So argues Peter Frankopan in this revelatory new book. The Silk Road leader, who waxed lyrical about “respecting” the Silk Road community, was now pondering pricing for murder. DREAD: never killed a man or had one killed before, but it is the.

The Silk Road may have formally opened up trade between the Far East and Europe during the Han Dynasty, which ruled China from B.C.

to A.D. Han Emperor Wu sent imperial envoy Zhang Qian to. The Silk Road Posted on March 7, by SSBRC Former Member This travel guide to the Silk Road takes you back to an era when camels and yaks trudged along the road bearing burdens of exotic luxuries such as Chinese silks bound for Europe, and European glass on its way to China.

The album makes a fine musical journey, touching upon the various locations along the Silk Road, but at the same time may not represent all of the sounds available from the routes.

Of course, that goal would involve more than a single album. As a single-album attempt, this one makes a nice sampler from which to start further musical explorations.

The original Silk Road was a vast network of trade routes dealing in silk and spices that were active from the first millennium B.C. up to the middle of the second millennium A.D. Reviews on The Silk Roads were generally positive and were published by The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times.

[5] and The New York Review of Books. [6] In June The Silk Roads was chosen to be the Waterstones non-fiction book of the month. Through more than half of the book I was going to give this 1 star. Its title and introduction are all about the Silk Road, but the substance of the first 2/3 is European history with little more than mentions of 3 things that came from the area of the silk road: Mongols, Islam, and the black plague; and their effects on European history.

About The New Silk Roads. A brand new book from the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads 'Masterly mapping out of a new world order' – Evening Standard Revised and updated edition The New Silk Roads takes a fresh look at the relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the ancient trade routes today.

The world is changing dramatically and in an. One of the most powerfully surviving features of the old Silk Road today is the variety of music performed, on instruments old and new, indigenous and imported, everywhere from the shores of the Mediterranean to the shores of the Pacific.

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Silkroad, formerly the Silk Road Project, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization, initiated by the cellist Yo-Yo Ma inpromoting collaboration among artists and institutions, promoting multicultural artistic exchange, and studying the ebb and flow of ideas. The project was first inspired by the cultural traditions of the historical Eurasian Silk Road trade routes and now encompasses a.

About the Author. Najmieh Batmanglij has spent the past 22 years living in France and the United States, Researching Persian traditions, collecting recipies, and presenting authentic persian food and ceremonies in books, articles, lectures, and cooking classes. Her newest book is Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey; This article is adapted from the introduction.

THE SILK ROADS: A NEW HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Peter Frankopan. Bloomsbury. $ The temptation in writing any book subtitled "a new history of the world" is to be doggedly, defiantly. An amazing book that just opens your mind to the history around the Silk Road This without any doubt one of the best history books I’ve ever read and the performance by Laurence Kennedy for this audio book is THE best.

I wish all my history books were read by him and I’ll try to look for more books in which he performance. Indeed, music along the Silk Road illustrates overarching regularities not only in the way it is physically produced, but also in the role it plays in society and culture.

In music, as in other aspects of culture, the history of the Silk Road has largely been the history of interaction between two large cultural domains: the sedentary world and.

Silk Road Seattle Silk Road Seattle is an ongoing public education project using the "Silk Road" theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A.

D.) to the Seventeenth Century. Their principal goal is to provide via the Internet materials for learning and teaching about the Silk Road. A first draft of some web pages on the famous Silk Road Buddhist center. A revised version of these pages will eventually be posted to Silk Road Seattle.

Sally Hovey Wriggins. Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road (Boulder, ). Xinru Liu. The Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Interaction in Eurasia (Washington, D.

C.,   Traders and Merchants on the Silk Road. For centuries, Sheki has provided sanctuary for traders and merchants traveling the Silk Road from many regions across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; a nexus of where cultures, religions, and ethnicities have become a harmonious melting pot.The Program Book provided information on the history and culture of the Silk Road and included a schedule and participant information.

The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival was a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the Silk Road Project, Inc.

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