(Last updated : 2018-10-01 14:20:01)
  GILLAN, Matthew A.
   Professor
   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
1. 2004/10
Degree Acquisition
SOAS, University of London, Ph.D (Music)
2. 1999/09
Degree Acquisition
SOAS, University of London, M. mus Distinction
3. 1993/07
Degree Acquisition
Bristol university, B.Sc hon
■ #Professional Background
1. Major coordinator (music), Department of Humanities Major: Music, Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts
2. 2015/04~ Director, Sacred Music Center, ICU
3. 2010/04~2011/03 Director, Sacred Music Center, International Christian University
■ #Books and Articles
1. Book Songs, Language and Culture: Ryukyuan Languages in the Okinawan uta-sanshin tradition.
Edited by Takao Katsuragi and John C. Maher. (Collaboration) 2016/12
2. Book 'Ryukyuan languages in Ryukuan music' in Patrick Heinrich, Shinsho Miyara, Michinori Shimoji (Eds.) Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages - History, Structure, and Use, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 685-702. (Single) 2015
3. Book "Whose Heritage? Cultural Properties Legislation and Regional Identity in Okinawa". In Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage - Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions. Edited by Keith Howard. (Collaboration) 2012/09
4. Book Songs from the Edge of Japan: Music-making in Yaeyama and Okinawa (Single) 2012/02
5. Article Voice, body and melody in Ryukyuan classical music: Investigating the significance of SEREI Kunio's theory of agijin and sagijin (Single) 2018/04
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■ #Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2018/07/30 Sankyoku magazine and the representation of the shakuhachi as a ritual instrument in early 20th century Japan (Shakuhachi Symposium)
2. 2016/08/25 Constructing the Singing Voice – vocal style, aesthetics, and the body in Okinawan Music (ICTM Study Group for the Musics of East Asia)
3. 2016/06 Constructions of Space, Sound and Community through Song Monuments in Okinawa (12th International Small Islands Cultures Conference)
4. 2016/04 Listening to the voice in Kumiudui – between speech, song and prosody (British Forum for Ethnomusicology annual conference)
5. 2015/06/27 Transmission and change of the voice in Okinawan traditional music (Okinawa Bunka Kyoukai)
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■ #Lectures
1. 2010/01 Songs for Gods, Ancestors and People – Okinawan ritual music in the 21st century
2. 2007/02 Okinawa no popyur? ongaku [Okinawan pop music]
■ #Academic Society Memberships
1. 2008~ Society for Ethnomusicology
2. 2006~ International Council for Traditional Music
■ Educational Achievements
● Practice example of education method
1. "Giving hands-on experience of playing various musical instruments, 2007/9 - present"
2. "Helping students give multi-media presentations about musical performance, 2007/9- present"
3. "Using Moodle for providing students updated information about the class, 2008/4 ? present"
■ #Social Activities
1. 2008/04~ Okinawan music group
■ #Exhibitions, Concerts and Athletic Meets
1. 2016/06/10 Sacred Voices (International Christian University)
■ #Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Researcher Number
50468550