Masterclass ‘’Experience Japan in Music’’

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Join this Masterclass and get to know more about Japan by listening to music. What kind of songs and sounds are popular and why? This Masterclass offers interesting cultural references to past, present and future musical contexts. It takes place on 30 August from 13:00 to 16:00.

Japanese music ranges from Buddhist chants and bells to music in animation. Japan's idols include classical piano player Hiromi Uehara, bestsellers AKB 48, Hatsune Miku, Egoist and Susumu Hirasawa to name a few. We will begin the masterclass by exploring some of Japan's traditional music and instruments throughout history. Interaction is especially welcome when we move on to more modern genres with vocaloid artists and image songs. Prepare to be surprised and inspired to learn more about Japanese language and culture.

Registration information: registration closes four weeks before the start of the course. You can apply via this website.

Course director
Antoinette van der Woude

Study load

The Masterclass takes place on 30 August from 13:00 to 16:00.

  • Contact hours: 3
  • Hours of self study at the institute: 0
  • Homework: 0
  • Total study load: 0


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials

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Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 August 2023