Echoes, Shadows & Footprints: A Symposium on the Upkeep of the Arts

By Adil Johan, Paul Augustin

March 2023 COVER STORY
main image
IT IS GENERALLY observed that there is a chasm between music, arts and culture practitioners, on the one hand, and academics on the other. The reason behind it is simply  because the two are motivated by different factors – the former by the need for earnings and the latter by institution-imposed KPIs.When Penang House of Music (PHoM) came to the forefront to collect and preserve the music and performing arts heritage of Malaysia and surrounding Southeast Asian countries, it slowly...

Subscribe to our e-archive to read our older articles.

Adil Johan

is a researcher and educator on Southeast Asian and Malaysian popular music and culture. He also performs and records for Nadir, Azmyl Yunor & Orkes Padu and the Adil Johan Quintet.

Paul Augustin

is the director of Penang House of Music, and founder and festival director of the Penang Island Jazz Festival.