The Asian traveler : a journey through music and culture of Asia : [an honors thesis] (HONRS 499)
The Asian Traveler, is a collection of Asian music representing the CAPAsia III trip, Spring 2003. It is meant to take listeners and readers to a greater understanding of Asia through the music and text. The project is focused on investigation and presentation of the larger `Asian' cultural, historical, spatial, social, and personal context to each song through the text. Information included in the booklet came from 11 weeks of personal experience in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia. The experience included travel, observation, and reading articles and books dealing with history and theory of architecture and urban planning while in Asia. In addition to collecting information in Asia, additional research on Asian music and analysis was conducted. Conversations with college professors specializing in Asian music were conducted to verify work and seek additional advice. The largest component of the project was the processing of all the information, culminating in self-realization.