Episode 02: How 'situated' is your ear?

How 'situated' is your ear? What notes are hiding between the keys on your piano? And most importantly, what does the music from Battlestar Galactica have in common with Balinese Gamelan?

In this episode of On That Note, we try and answer these questions and much more.

Join host Graham MacDonald as he sits down with UBC professor and ethnomusicologist Michael Tenzer for a discussion about the different ways we hear, play, and define music (hint: it's all about context!) and how breaking out of our musical bubbles might help us communicate better.


Further Listening/Reading/Watching

Here are the tracks discussed in the episode (Spotify account required for some of them):

And here is some further reading/listening on some of the topics discussed in the episode:

And finally, if you want to really break out of your musical bubble, the Global Jukebox is a great place to explore some unfamiliar and often thrilling music.