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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:48 am 
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I have just received a copy of the book 'Songs of Memory' Traditional Music of the Golden Triangle' by Victoria Vorreiter mentioned by Susan Stem in connection with the exhibition at the Jim Thompson House Gallery in Bangkok earlier this year http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... php?t=1364 and on her blog http://tribaltrappings.blogspot.com/sea ... f%20Memory As Susan said in her post
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'For textile enthusiasts there are wonderful examples of clothing for each of the six hill tribes included: Karen, Hmong, Mien, Akha, Lahu and Lisu. Video stations show scenes from ceremonies as well as village life, and one can see the clothing in context, which is something we rarely get to see. Also included are musical instruments, of course.'

What Susan did not say in her post was that she was the editor and joint designer with the author. It really is a feast! I haven't had a chance to read it yet as it only arrived today but I thought I would share with the forum part of the email of my comments back to Susan on the book:
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"... I have leafed through each page and it is beautiful! I love the way you have cut out the images of instruments and jewellery and then given them shadows so that they rise from the pages! There are great photos in the book which really catch atmosphere and the design really brings it to life and gives a super experiences as you go through. I like the Instrument Archives at the back (inspired somewhat by the Bonding via Babycarriers book perhaps as I know you (and I) liked the way that was done?) I like the cover - the image takes you right into the book like a window. I suppose as much of the use of the instruments shown in the photos is for festivals it is reasonably natural to be wearing costume but I guess some must have been 'staged' and some may be worn day-to-day although most costume looks quite fresh and 'for best'? Excellent seeing the shots of the music as part of the culture and landscape setting. All in all EXCELLENT!"


Susan has said that copies of the book can be obtained from her.

Songs of Memory: Traditional Music of the Golden Triangle
Essays and Images by Victoria Vorreiter, published in 2009 by Resonance Press, Thailand
ISBN 978-0-692-00262-9

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:30 pm 
Could you tell me more … I would love to explore.


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Hi Michael-
Thank you for your interest. The best place to start exploring is Victoria's website: http://www.tribalmusicasia.com/. I think you will find everything there- you can order the book, which is now a very limited edition as the first run is almost all sold; the DVD has not been finished yet, but you can sample some of the music on the website; and the DVD of Morocco is available; you can also contact Victoria if you like.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:36 pm 
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If anyone is interested, I have a spare copy of Songs of Memory which I an willing to sell. Please contact me to discuss.


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