(Last updated : 2017-03-10 11:26:07)
  GILLAN, Matthew A.
   Senior Associate 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. Article Cultural Imaginings of Okinawan Music from outside Japa (Single) 2014
3. Article Review of Intimate Distance: Andean Music in Japan, by Michelle Bigenho. (Single) 2014
4. Article “Dancing Fingers”: Dancing Fingers - Embodied Lineages in the Performance of Okinawan Classical Music (Single) 2013/09
5. Article Review of An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Arts, by Terence A. Lancashire. (Single) 2012/07
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■ Academic Conference Presentation
1. 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)
2. 2016/06 Constructions of Space, Sound and Community through Song Monuments in Okinawa (12th International Small Islands Cultures Conference)
3. 2016/04 Listening to the voice in Kumiudui – between speech, song and prosody (British Forum for Ethnomusicology annual conference)
4. 2015/06/27 Transmission and change of the voice in Okinawan traditional music (Okinawa Bunka Kyoukai)
5. 2015/04/18 Visualising Vocal Technique – understanding Okinawan classical vocal terminology through digital analysis (First International Forum on Digital Musicology)
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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
■ Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Researcher Number