Yasuhiro SHIMIZU

Project Research Fellow

Research Interests

My specialization is in aesthetics and musicology. I conduct music theory research and analysis on 19th century German church music. In the era of “secularization,” art, too, distanced itself from the church system. I explore the significance of discussions of church music in the context of a time period when less-restricted types of religious art were starting to emerge. I also have an interest in the folkloric performance art of kagura, which is a form of Japanese religious ritualistic music and dance, and I am working on a survey of remaining examples of this art from around Japan. At U-PARL, I work especially with the organizing and researching of materials related to Christianity and those written in German.

CV

【Education】

2004 Graduated from Saitama University, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Studies
2006 Graduated master’s degree course, Saitama University, Graduate School of Cultural Science, Cultural Construction Studies
2010 After working at a publishing company, entered master’s degree course, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Department of Aesthetics
2013 Graduated master’s degree course, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Department of Aesthetics

【Academic Positions】

2018–Present Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library

Books & Articles

“Argument on Missa Solemnis by Critics around ‘New German School’: Its Development and Significance,” Bigaku geijutsugaku kenkyū 33/34, 2015: 49–74 (in Japanese).

 

 

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