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28th – 30th August 2019

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At the most elemental level, music is sound–sound that has been chosen or sculpted; sound that inevitably arouses our memories and instincts. Sonic waves have a powerful effect on our bodies. Thus, in cultures around the world, it is used as a form of medicine and conversely, as an instrument of war. Within religious traditions, music connects us to the realm of the spirits and God. At the same time, it serves as a perennial source of inspiration for scientific inquiry. From tuning systems to electronic instruments and software, the disciplines of physics and music have progressed hand in hand.


In a world that has become increasingly homogenized, the essential vibrational impact of music is all too often obscured by the restless noise of consumerist fervor. At the 2019 PGVIM International Symposium, we offer an opportunity to slow down; to examine and appreciate the myriad sonic expressions of musical “matter.” We invite contributions that reflect on all aspects of sonic experience, from the development of instruments and digital technologies to the design of acoustic spaces to the sounds of prayer. We hope that this celebration of music’s sonic dimension will help remind us all why music really matters.



Opening Ceremony (2019)

Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-O-Cha

Return and Transfer: Music Intervention Initiatives at the UP Center for Ethnomusicology

How to Integrate Artistic Research in a Master Curriculum for Music Performance Majors—a Proposition from the Royal Conservatoire the Hague

Music Technology on the Move

Traewong: The Changing of Colonial Aesthetics to Urban Noise Pollution

What Would the Matter Be? Some Reflections on Recent Reflections

Ur Sound: Instruments, Physics, Philosophy and the Future of the Universe

Music Matters

Music and Matter - Musical Matter – Music Matters, Remarks on a Multi – Related Term

Intercultural Compositional Techniques and Approaches: Ethnomusicology as Avant-Garde

Sonic Explorations

Jean David Caillouët, Dieter Mack, Peter Veale and Anothai Nitibhon, Curator


Jean David Caillouët, Dieter Mack, Peter Veale, and Anothai Nitibhon, Curator







Alex Dea
Anant Narkkong
Anna Reid
Bernard Lanskey
Dieter Mack
Jonathan Day
Martin Prchal
Otto Sidharta
Verne de la Peña



Alex Dea
Santi Lawrachawee

Student Showcase

Khetsin Chuchan
Nichanan Valanaraya
Piyatida Pocharasang
Pornnatcha Koonkaew
Wadtawan Ketbunthorn



Apichai Chantanakajornfung
Chamamas Keawbuadee
Chanita Pholudom
Chen Zhang
Chow JunYi
Daren Robbins
Dhorn Taksinwarajan
Elicia Neo Xuan Ling
Elissa Miller-Kay
Jiwon Kim
John Hwang
John T. Giordano
Joseph Bowman
Kawirat Saimek
Kittipon Boonleechai
Natnapa Treeubon
Natsarun Tissadikun
Nattawut Narawutthichai
Onnucha Attawatchara
Pattarawadee Suwannasorn
Phatkamon Watthanaphanit
Pornpawee Junpong
Pulaporn Sreewichian
Rachel Wong Yong En
Ramasoon Sitalayan
Ratima Pawaphuchakay
Sakchai Charoensuksanan
Saowapak Udomvichaiwat
Sarupong Sutprasert
Sasipa Nuntasomboon
Siravith Kongbandalsuk
Suppabhorn Suwanpakdee
Tanid Sintaratana
Thanunya Jaturanont
Wathusiri Karawapong
Xing Zhang
Yada Ethisan
Yew Choong Cheong

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