Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / To Hear Ergo To See, or On the Acoustic Specificity of the Ceremonial Performances of Amur Peoples

Full text (.pdf)
Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2016, Vol. 9, Issue 6
Kryzhanovskaia, Iana S.
Contact information
Kryzhanovskaia, Iana S.:Khabarovsk State Institute of Culture 112 Krasnorechenskaia Str., Khabarovsk, 680045, Russia;
ethnos; ceremonial performance; Amur-Sakhalin Region; syncretism; sound imitation

The present article presents the analyses acoustic components of traditional culture of the peoples living in the South of the Far East Region. Recognizing the significance of “ceremonial performance text” as a compound system of choreog-raphy, stage design and acoustic component, the author emphasizes the performance basis of the ritual syncretism. The author demonstrates that the roots of the Amur acoustic world perception should be sought for in the system of visual, emotional and sensual, kinetic components associated with the imitation nature of the Amur ceremonial performances. The research develops the idea that due to syncretic consciousness, the acoustic layer of Amur rituals did not just provide the audience with some audial impressions, but also translated them into visual, thereby proving the audiovisual unity of a tribal man’s consciousness

Paper at repository of SibFU

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).