The Pia ’s Subtle Sustain: Contemporary Ethnic Identity and the Revitalization of the Lanna “Heart Harp”

  title={The Pia ’s Subtle Sustain: Contemporary Ethnic Identity and the Revitalization of the Lanna “Heart Harp”},
  author={Andrew Clay Mcgraw},
  journal={Asian Music},
  pages={115 - 142}
  • A. Mcgraw
  • Published 13 August 2007
  • Art
  • Asian Music
����� ��� In 1969, a young American ethnomusicologist, Gerald Dyck, spent several months documenting performances of folk music in northern Thailand. Dyck was especially interested in musical traditions that remained distinct from modern, Siam-ized ensembles. In a village outside of the old northern capital of Chiang Mai, Dyck discovered an elderly musician named Nai Tun who was able to play a then rarely seen instrument known as the pin pia. 1 The pin pia, an extremely quiet two to fichest… 
3 Citations

Figures from this paper

Sounding Thai: Instrumental Translation, Language-Melody Correlation, and Vocal Expressivity in Thai Sakon Music from the 2010s

HAI sakon is a genre of Thai popular music with an international, widely palatable sound and overt stylistic influences from Western pop and rock. In his discussion of globalization in the “World

A View from Cambodia: Reorienting the Monochord Zither

The kse diev, a chest-resonated monochord stick zither played in Cambodia’s old wedding music ensemble, has a long history in Cambodia. Ethnomusicologists have underestimated that history, leading to



Musical instruments of India: Their history and development

  • B. Deva
  • Art
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 1979
Ralph Nicholas's essay on the mother goddess Sitala complements Raychaudhuri's article. Combining the results of textual and contextual research which he carried out in West Bengal, Nicholas provides

The Indianized states of Southeast Asia

The author of this broad social and cultural history is Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia and a leading exponent of the 'nationalist' view of the subject. Thus he finds 'the only unifying

Global Goes Local: Popular Culture in Asia

Figures Acknowledgments Asia and Global Popular Culture: The View from He Yong's GarbageDump / Richard King and Timothy J. Craig Part 1: Global versus Local -- Hybridity and Appropriationin Asian

The Past in Music: Introduction

In this introduction to a selection of case studies on the theme “the past in music” I offer a few thoughts on the nature of the past and the role of memory in constructing historical narrative, with

The Invention of Tradition

The article explores the issues of how law and space intersect in the area known as 'The South'. It examines the intersection between 'Northern' traditions of law and space and indigenous Australians

Dogs: their History and Development

IN these two bulky volumes, Mr. Ash has for the most part succeeded in tracing the histories of practically all the domesticated varieties of dogs which are known at the present day. In an opening

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

Volume 1: 1. The writing of Southeast Asian history J. D. Legge 2. Southeast Asia before history Peter Bellwood 3. The early kingdoms Keith W. Taylor 4. Economic history of Southeast Asia Kenneth R.

The commercialized crafts of Thailand : hill tribes and lowland villages : collected articles

This volume brings together research into the process of commercialization of the folk crafts of Thailand: the conditions of its emergence, the parties involved in its development, the changes in the

Southeast Asia : from prehistory to history

Notes on Contributors List of Illustrations Foreword Introduction 1. Southeast Asia: Foundations for an Archaeological History 2. The Origins and Dispersals of Agricultural Communities in Southeast

Stylistics of Early Khmer Art

The author has made the study of stylistics of early Khmer and India art her life work. the present volume contains translations of her major publications dealing with the art. The main article is a