Identity, Multiculturalism, and the Politics of Music Making

Venue: Professor Stuart Hall Building, Room 314, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way London SE14 6NW

Date: Tuesday 24 November

Time: 3pm-4pm 



The Six Tones is a platform for an encounter between traditional and experimental cultures in Asia and the west. Their main point of departure has been to create a foundation for a meeting between two distinct musical cultures on equal terms. This practice implies the questioning of what is ”centre” and what is ”periphery”: is the Western art music the norm (centre) and the traditional Vietnamese music an exotic ”other”? Responding to their work Inside/Outside, the artists Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Ngô Trà My, and Stefan Östersjö are met by Barley Norton and Roger Redgate of Goldsmiths University to explore notions of traditional Vietnamese culture versus a globalized, multi-cultural society and the politics of music making.