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Writings

"The Music of the Republic of Vietnam - Before and After the Diaspora," delivered at the Pacific Basin Institute on November 2, 2006.


"Tran Tien: Vietnam's Troubadour of Perestroika," [Delivered at 2006 Meetings of the Popular Culture Association, Atlanta, GA, April 13, 2006].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Trần Tiến: Người hát rong của thời Đổi mới," talawas June 3, 2006 by Nguyễn Trương Quý.


"Vietnam," "Ha Nôi," "Hô Chi Minh," and "Vietnam Diaspora," in Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume V, Asia and Oceania. Edited by John Shepherd, David Horn and David Laing. New York: Continuum, 2005; pp. 221-232.


"An Unforgotten Song: Representations of the American War in Vietnamese Song after 1975," [Delivered at Thirty Years After: Literature and Film of the Vietnam War, University of Hawaii, November 9, 2005].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Những biểu tượng của cuộc chiến tranh chống Mỹ trong ca khúc Việt Nam sau 1975," talawas February 21, 2006 by Nguyễn Trương Quý.


"Yellow Music Turning Golden," [Delivered at the meetings of the Popular Culture Association, San Diego, CA, March 2005].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Nhạc vàng "hóa vàng"," talawas June 26, 2005 by Nguyễn Trương Quý.


"Tradition and Continuities in Vietnamese Social Music Making," talawas ̣(August 30, 2004). [originally delivered at the Symposium of the International Musicological Society (SIMS), Melbourne, Australia, July 2004].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Truyền thống và sự tiếp biến trong hình thành âm nhạc xã hội Việt Nam" by Nguyen Trương Quý and Hà Vũ Trọng.


"The West's Songs, Our Songs: The Introduction of Western Popular Song in Vietnam before 1940," Asian Music vol. 35, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2003-2004), 57-83. [originally delivered at the 1997 meetings of the International Association for Research in Popular Music, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Bài Tây, bài ta: Khúc dạo đầu và chuyển thể của ca khúc phổ thông Tây phương ở Việt Nam trước 1940" talawas March 29, 2006, by Nguyễn Trương Quý.

 

"Love and Longing at the Border: Songs on Both Sides of the 17th parallel," [delivered at the 2004 meetings of the Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, Texas].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Tình yêu và khát vọng nơi ranh giới: những ca khúc ở hai bờ vĩ tuyến 17" talawas (April 30, 2005) by Nguyễn Trương Quý.


"Rumba on the Mekong: Bolero as a Vietnamese Popular Song Form," delivered at the 2003 meetings of the International Association for Research in Popular Music, United States Chapter, University of California, Los Angeles.

Translated into Vietnamese as Điệu Rumba trên dòng Cửu Long: Bolero - một dạng ca khúc phổ thông Việt Nam," talawas (September 25, 2005) by Nguyễn Trương Quý.


Review of Songs of the Caged, Songs of the Free: Music and the Vietnamese Refugee Experience by Adelaida Reyes in Asian Music vol. 34, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 2003), 121-125.


"Anh Ngoc: Discovering a song" - "Anh Ngọc giúp ta phát hiện những sầu lặng nối mọi bài hát," translated by Thanh Trang, Báo Người Việt (February 2003).


"The Best Music at the Lowest Price": People's Music in San Francisco," MLA/NCC Newsletter 17/1 (Fall 2002), 5-10. (scroll 40% down the page)


"Hành trình Phạm Duy qua dòng lịch sử," translated by Ngoc, Văn no. 69 (September 2002), 61-69. 


"Love's Memory in Song," Vietnam Cultural Window no. 47 (February 2002), 8-9.


"Giai điệu của thi ca: Tiếng Việt và âm nhạc," Văn hóa Nghệ thuật #199 (1/2001), 83-88.


"Spoken Theater, La Scene Tonkinoise, and the First Modern Vietnamese Songs," Asian Music 31/2 (Spring/Summer 2000), 1-34.

Translated into Vietnamese as "Kịch nói, La Scène Tonkinoise (Hội kịch Bắc kỳ), và những bài hát tân nhạc Việt Nam đầu tiên" talawas (February 10, 2005) by Nguyễn Trương Quý.


"Music and Nationhood in Pre- and Post-Colonial Vietnam," delivered at the 2000 meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Northern California Chapter, University of California, Berkeley.


"Bassoon: Musical Instrument as Cultural Object," unpublished paper (2000).


" Tan Da: Vietnam's First Modern Poet," Destination Vietnam online (December 1999).


Review of Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Southeast Asia by Craig A. Lockard in Notes (September 1999), 168-170.


"Nhac Tien Chien: The Origins of Vietnamese Popular Song," Destination Vietnam online (June/July 1998). [originally delivered at the 1996 meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Northern California Chapter, Davis, California].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Nhạc tiền chiến: khởi đầu của ca khúc phổ thông Việt Nam" talawas March 9, 2006, by Nguyễn Trương Quý.

 

"Reform and Tradition in Early Vietnamese Popular Song," Nhac Viet 6 (Fall 1997), 5-35. Reprinted in Destination Vietnam Online (October/November 1998). [originally delivered at the 1996 meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada].

Translated into Vietnamese as "Cải cách và truyền thống trong ca khúc phổ thông Việt Nam thời kỳ đầu" talawas March 1, 2006, by Nguyễn Trương Quý.

 

"Popular Song in the Republic of Vietnam (1954-1975)," delivered at the 1997 meetings of the Music Library Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.


"Finding List of Northern California Composers," San Francisco Public Library (1997-present).


"A Musical Instrument Workshop in Hanoi," Experimental Musical Instruments (September 1996), 14-16.


Reviews of My Music by Susan D. Crafts, et. al., Community of Music, ed. by Tamara E. Livingston, et. al. in Notes (June 1995), 1349-1351.


"Discovery in the Unknown," Freeway, vol. 3, no. 1 (Winter 1994), 4; 23.


Review of La Musique Verte by Christine Armengaud in Experimental Musical Instruments (June 1994), 38.


Reviews of Anti-Rock: The Opposition to Rock and Roll by Linda Martin and Kerry Segrave, Dancing in the Distraction Factory by Andrew Goodwin, and Time Passages by George Lipsitz in Notes (February 1994), 1438-1440.


"Dorothy Starr Sheet Music Collection at SFPL," MLA/NCC Newsletter 8/1 (Fall 1993), 9-10.


Review of England's Dreaming by Jon Savage in Notes (August 1993), 205-206.


Reviews of Pierre Boulez by Dominique Jameux and Pierre Boulez: A World of Harmony by Lev Koblyakov in Notes (December 1992).


"The No-Age of Music." Unpublished paper (1992).


Reviews of Lipstick Traces by Greil Marcus and When the Music's Over by Robin Denselow in Down Home Music Newsletter (1990).


"Ordering Made Content in Boulez's Improvisation sur Mallarme I," delivered at the 1989 Society for Music Theory Conference, Austin, Texas. 


Prolongation in Order-determinate Music. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1989. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.


Review of Words about Music by Milton Babbitt. In Theory Only 10/8 (October 1988).


"Interview with Eugene Chadbourne," in Discourse 3 (May 1986).


"Prolongation in Serial Music," delivered at the 1988 Central Midwest Music Theory Society, Iowa City, Iowa.


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