SIETAR Japan, Kansai Chapter, May 2010 “Music Anthropology and Communication”
Presenter: Prof. Kazue Saito (Kansai Gaikokugo University)
Date: Sunday May 16, 2010 (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Place: Nishinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F, Seminar Rm1),
2 minutes walk from Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station.
Fee: 500 yen for members and students, 1,000 yen for non-members
Description of presentation:
Language is a method of communication. Music is not only one method of communication but also has power to affect and influence people, plants, animals and things. For instance, if a milk cow listens to comfortable music, she produces more milk than before. Another example is that an ice crystal starts to whirl in the presence of rock music, but a beautiful crystal is born when Mozart’s music is playing. Music helps and cares for and heals human beings. Sounds become sound components, sound components make up the composition of music, and music gives us significance. This is music dynamics. Music helps people to communicate with one another. Music does not have any borders and is universal.
Profile of presenter:
Prof. Kazue Saito has been teaching Comparative Culture in Music and has performed as a concert singer, singing for 30 years all over the world. After retirement from a professorship at Kansai Gaidai University, Prof. Saito became a graduate student in the doctoral program at Ochanomizu Women’s University. She is a graduate of Kobe Women’s College, majoring in English Literature. Later she majored in Voice at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and completed her doctorate in Language and Culture at Kansai Gaikokugo University.