School of Music


Nathan Hesselink, Associate Professor, PhD. University of London, SOAS, 1998
Prof. Nathan Hesselink is a researcher-performer of South Korean drumming traditions. His most recent research addresses the challenges faced by traditional musicians living in Seoul who are looking to incorporate the new/hybridity into their work. He leads the UBC Korean percussion Ensemble and has composed for samul nori ensemble.

Alan Thrasher, Sessional Lecturer, PhD. Wesleyan University, 1980
Prof. Thrasher began his study of East Asian music during the 1970s, following earlier training in Western musicology. Dr. Thrasher’s fieldwork, conducted in Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan and northern Thailand, has been focused primarily on Chinese instrumental music. His publications have appeared in journals such as Asian Music, Ethnomusicology and The World of Music, with other important contributions appearing in The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (1984), Ethnomusicology: Historical and Regional Studies (1993) and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians,, 2nd ed. (2001). He has written three books: La-li-luo Dance-songs of the Chuxing Yi, Yunnan Province, China (World Music Press, 1990), Chinese Musical Instruments (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Sizhu Instrumental Music of South China (Brill, 2008).

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