2002 Altai, Siberia
Ethnomusicology Expedition 2002
- Read the Altai 2002 final report [pdf]
In the summer of 2002 our recording expedition visited the republic of Altai in south Siberia to map the ethno-musical landscape.
Our original aims were set down in our applications for funding as follows:
- To map the ethno-musical landscape of South Altai, an area where two cultures, Islam and Buddhism, met and mingled with the indigenous animist Altaian culture.
- The expedition aims to record locally produced music and oral literature, and by observing and interviewing willing individuals, to build up a profile of the role that music plays in the lives of Altaian people.
Travels in the Altai 2002/2003 is available by kind permission of the BBC