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Pusan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,474,300 (2004) Pusan (or Busan), South Korea’s second-largest city with a land area of 168 sq miles (436 sq km), is also its largest port. The city is located at the southeastern tip of the Korean...

Söul (Seoul)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 10,280,523 (2002) Sủul (Seoul) is the capital of South Korea. According to the official Sủul Metropolitan Government website, ‘Hi Seoul,’ ( www.seoul.go.kr ), people were believed to be living...

Why Psy? Music Videos and the Global Market

Gina Arnold

Gina Arnold is the author of Exile in Guyville (#96). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the summer of 2012, a new colour made an appearance on the planet, a shimmering shade of neon green which Nike, its biggest proponent and the maker of a signature pair of trainers in it, called volt. Although it seemed as if it emerged...

The Sonic Habitus of Silk and Wood

Presence Through Sound : Music and Place in East Asia

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

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...[S]ounds in music may ignite the imagination by suggesting resemblances with other things outside the music. Introduction Korea’s traditional music (kugak) faced a conundrum in the mid-twentieth century: how to decide on and select genres...

The Constructed Soundscapes of Place in Korea, South and North

Keith Howard

Keith Howard is Professor Emeritus and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at SOAS, University of London. He has written or edited 22 books, 170 academic articles, and 195 book/music reviews, and founded and managed the SOASIS CD and DVD series as well as OpenAir Radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Presence Through Sound : Music and Place in East Asia

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

Scholarly Books

...The sonic representation of a country has much to do with the politics of representation. Particular soundworlds, given iconicity, are interpreted as being distinct to a specific place. Here I explore two sonic icons of Korean musical...

Not a Habitus for the Have-Nots

Presence Through Sound : Music and Place in East Asia

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

Scholarly Books

...On 8 April 1963, the Walker Hill resort opened its doors in Seoul. Designed by renowned architect Kim Sugŭn and located on the mountain named after former United States army general and Korean War casualty Walton Walker, its developers...

Sounding Transculturation

The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

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...Introduction In 1997, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia visited South Korea’s president Young-sam Kim. On April 29, there was a welcoming reception at a banquet hall at Cheong Wa Dae—the Blue House, which is the executive office...

Place as Brand

Presence Through Sound : Music and Place in East Asia

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Introduction This chapter examines the significance of an identification with place in the formation of Korean traditional music (kugak) and the effect this has had on the development of contemporary forms of this music, particularly those...

Have a good night

The Future of Live Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...CNBLUE, one of South Korea’s most popular and successful K-pop rock bands, is an anomaly among its counterparts in K-pop in that it is one of the very few successful bands in a genre that focuses primarily on dance groups.CNBLUE’s live...

South Korea

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 45,985,289 (2000)In 1948 the first elections in Korea were carried out in the areas south of the 38th parallel, with Syngman Rhee becoming the first President of South Korea (aka Republic of Korea). In June 1950 North Korea...