David Salisbury




David currently lectures in music and digital sound at James Cook University School of Creative Arts (SoCA).David’s doctoral study was on the talempong musical tradition of West Sumatra. He was a contributing author to the 1999 publication Walk In Splendor Part I (Ceremonies And Their Traditional Music And Drama)", for the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

His research interests include North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait performers of contemporary and traditional music. His book Tali nan Bapilin Tigo (three strings entwined): A study of the Minangkabau Talempong tradition in West Sumatra, Indonesia was published in 2009.

More info: http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/staff/JCUDEV_013445.html

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Discover a world of music exploring your community or family to learn how music represents cultural identity. The objective of the course is to stimulate you to become a cultural explorer in your own community by discovering music traditions outside the normal day-to-day music heard on mass media. In the event that your community is small with minimum diversity then you are encouraged to explore your own cultural family heritage. Each module will build the your listening skills using the basic musical elements of Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Texture and Dynamics progressively. This is to aid you in listening and analysing the cultural musics used in the course. Each module includes basic musical, cultural and ethnomusicological concepts.

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