Rethinking the Benefits of Music

I thought about this for a long time: what is the use of music to humans and humanity? Is music just entertainment, a secondary matter that appears as an intermezzo in the midst of other life lines such as work, eat, sleep, make love? Or, music is a primary matter, an equally important part of life?

What I Want To Write This Year

Music. (Pic: Vector Stock) Disclaimer: This is a 'curhat' writing. After publishing my first book PIAS: Kumpulan Tulisan Seni dan Budaya in 2017, I was keen to write and publish at least two book titles this year. My first book PIAS studied extensively art and culture (music, fine arts, film, literature, etc.). So, the two titles I will write this … Lanjutkan membaca What I Want To Write This Year

In Vernacular Music We Trust


It is a well-known pattern in the cultural-studies field: the dichotomy between established and vernacular culture. Although the former is always remarkably known when we mention culture, the latter somehow has its own importance to the continuity of culture. Specifically in music, the pattern always has similarity to our historical timeline. For instance, for the … Lanjutkan membaca In Vernacular Music We Trust