Anne Greenwood is a PhD student in ethnomusicology originally from Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. She completed a BMus in orchestral instrument performance (French horn) before conducting research on popular music and technology in Ghana and Thailand during her MA in ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Her dissertation will use the saung gauk (also known as the Burmese harp) as a means of exploring its repertoire as a musical object, the interaction between performers in practice, and the way its aesthetic of duality reflects Burmese culture more broadly. She is particularly interested in the depiction of the natural world in the Mahagita repertoire and how contemporary musicians engage with their environment.
Research interests: Myanmar; Burmese traditional music; music and nature; music cognition, perception, and imagination; transcription and music notation; oral transmission and memory