MEAA Podcasts serves to publish audio recordings of events at the museum including artists performances of traditional East Asian music, educational talks about subjects of East Asian art, the history and collection of MEAA and more.

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1. Building the collection

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Our first podcast features the Museum’s founder and Honorary Keeper, Brian S. McElney, talking about how he came to collect East Asian Art and found the museum.

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Building the collection (5.6 MB mp3 file, 19 minutes 14 seconds) Download

2. Emiko Izumi performs traditional Japanese songs on the Koto

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Emiko visited the museum in November 2007 and agreed to record four songs for our podcast and talk about her life and work.

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Emiko Izumi (5.75 MB mp3 file, 20 minutes 5 seconds) Download

The following are the songs recorded by Emiko

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Hana (554 KB mp3 file, 1 minute 53 seconds) Download

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Kojyonotsuki (1.4 MB mp3 file, 4 minutes 20 seconds) Download

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Chidori (1.22 MB mp3 file, 4 minutes 16 seconds) Download

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Azatoyayunta (392 KB mp3 file, 1 minute 20 seconds) Download

3. Stephanie Hiller performs on the shakuhachi (Japanese vertical flute)

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Stephanie visited the museum in June 2008 and we recorded her concert. The podcast is an extended extract from the concert.

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Stephanie Hiller (7.35 MB mp3 file, 25 minutes 45 seconds) Download

The following are traditional Japanese tunes recorded by Stephanie.

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Honshirabe (1.11 MB mp3 file, 3 minutes 51 seconds) Download

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Komorobushi (669 KB mp3 file, 2 minutes 16 seconds) Download

Visiting Tibetan monks perform the opening ceremony chant

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From Tuesday 14th October to Sunday 19th October 2008, the Museum of East Asian Art played host to eight monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India.

Over the course of these six days the monks created a sand mandala at the Museum, performed an opening dedication ceremony, a number of workshops and a destruction ceremony.

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Opening Ceremony Chant (3.7 MB mp3 file, 13 minutes 6 seconds) Download

What is a podcast?

A podcast is a form of audio recording that you can download from our website onto your computer. You can listen to podcasts on your computer or copy the audio file (mp3) to a portable mp3 player or i-Pod.

How can I listen to the MEAA podcast?

There are two ways to listen to our podcasts, click on the play button to open an audio player or download the mp3 audio file directly to your computer. The downloaded file can then be played by opening it with any media player (e.g. Windows Media Player, iTunes, Real Player etc). You can also subscribe via our RSS feed here for updates and also access the MEAA Podcasts iTunes page here.

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The MEAA Podcast is supported by Renaissance South West through Bristol’s Museum, Galleries & Archives.


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