The Orient in Music – Music of the Orient now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Orient in Music – Music of the Orient, edited by Małgorzata Grajter.
“OM”, a fundamental meditation sound present in the cultures of Buddhism, is a syllable full of philosophical and transcendental meanings. The category of the Orient, as contrasted, antithetical and complementary to the Occident (West) and its culture, appears to be one of the most interesting and long-lasting issues discussed in the humanities. European fascination with Oriental cultures has found multifaceted manifestations in science, art, fashion and beliefs.
This collection of essays is a result of an International Conference titled “OM: Orient in Music – Music of the Orient”, held at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland, in March 2016. The volume provides insight into the many ways in which the music of the East and West can be understood and treated by both Western and Eastern scholars.
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About the Editor
Małgorzata Grajter is a music theorist and pianist, and graduated summa cum laude in Music Theory from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland, in 2007, where she also received her piano degree in 2008. She has recently been devoted to Beethoven research, and has presented her findings during relevant international events, including the 11th International Congress on Musical Signification in Kraków (2010) and the International Beethoven Conference in Manchester (2012), among others. Having received a grant from The National Science Centre in Poland, she completed her doctoral dissertation on “Verbal-musical relationships between word and music in Ludwig van Beethoven’s output in the light of the 18th century theory and aesthetics of music”, which was granted the Professor Hieronim Feicht Award (2015) by the Polish Composers Union. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Chair of Music Theory in the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, where she teaches aural training, musical analysis and history of early music.