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    realized in this set. Debussy’s incorporation of distinctive scales, rhythmic patterns, harmonies, and colors commonly associated with the exotic also follows Locke’s idea of submerged exoticism. La soirée dans Grenade allows both submerged exoticism and transcultural composing to intersect. Although Debussy tries to imitate authentic Spanish music, the music does not reflect Spanish tradition except for the imitation of the strumming guitar. The Spanish composer Manuel de Falla would also echo this concept by saying, "There is not even one measure of this music borrowed from the Spanish folklore, and yet the entire composition in its most minute details, conveys admirably…

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    sailing on it. These boats were headed towards steps where other were already unloading and continuing on to castle liked structures. Surrounding the river was a cliff with a waterfall as well as a jungle. In this jungle were exotic women dressed sensually. One of the women had her arms stretched opened as if welcoming the viewer to this land of mystery. This painting brings about a point in Edward Said’s Orientalism. Said states, “the Orient was almost a European invention, and had been since…

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    Musical Exoticism Analysis

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    Differentiating Musical Exoticism Musical exoticism comes from the influence of non-European elements, often imitating styles from other cultures as a way to differ from the customs of the audience and creators. The motives for exoticism lie on a spectrum, ranging from pure exoticism to transcultural composing. Pure exoticism includes “othering” a subject, labeling them as different from one’s own group (Lecture 5/16). On the other hand, transcultural composing uses both non-western and western…

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    Exoticism exists on a spectrum, from pure exoticism - the choice to represent or "other" an exotic a non-Western subject, to transcultural composing which is the result of the combination of Western and non-Western styles without any intent to "other" an exotic subject (Lecture). Bizet's Carmen premiered at the Opera Comique in 1875 and was successful because of its violation of the social and operatic norms. The story was considered shocking at the time because it was about Carmen a "rebellious…

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    Exoticism, The Gamelan, and Sexuality Western music has drawn on many musical styles. Exoticism is one of the styles that was popular in the late nineteenth century. Exoticism, according to much literature, is deliberated as a form of representation that predicts people, cultural practices and places as foreign from a composer’s perspective or intended audience. Ralph Locke, in “Musical Exoticism: Images and Reflections,” defines exoticism as “a process of evoking a place, people, or social…

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    During the Enlightenment period, Europeans began to see themselves as the most rational and thoughtful people of the land and particularly ruined the reputation of Turkish people using musical exoticism emphasizing and theatrical musical stereotypes of the Turkish. Exoticism popularizes a trend influenced by different ethnic groups or civilizations. Musical Exoticism in particular is very interesting. It is intriguing how, in the 1700s, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart used his musical talents to help…

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    William Shakespeare’s play Othello deals with a black moor general named Othello who eloped with Desdemona, the daughter of a wealthy Venetian senator, and is quickly sent into battle against the Turks after their wedding. Following the deployment of Othello and his soldiers, the antagonist Iago plots and puts into action his quest for revenge against Othello. The tragedy of Othello when analyzed from a post-colonial perspective can be identified by the ambivalence, exoticism, and magical…

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    films that evokes exoticism. As a result, Lee’s trilogy provided both immigrant nostalgia and exotic/ethnic tour for non-Chinese audience that contributed to its global success. In the first part, Ma pointed out that Lee’s learning experience in U.S. and his profession suggested a larger audience beyond Chinese-speaking area, which also facilitated his unique parameter concerning the differences among nationality, race, gender, and age (193). Further, Ma highlighted Lee’s practice in…

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    movement that began after the Enlightenment that focused on the genre of literature, music and the arts during the late 1750s well through the mid-1800s. It is said that the era of Romanticism is the historical period in which individuals began to visualize themselves as well as their modern conflicts and desires. To put the idea simply, due to Romanticism’s stylistic diversity, it is uncanny to believe that there was more than one category for this art movement, but of course this is true.…

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    Shakespeare, who was a prominent figure in Romanticism due to his unique adaptions of writing into plays. Romantic writing not only inspired plays, by classic books. Medievalism mixed with Romanticism created fairy tales, which captured mythical, romance, and magic. This saw the rise in fame of classic writers, like the Grimm brothers. Other forms of Romanticism was Gothic Romance, which saw horror and mystery make for passionate writing, like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Individualism was a…

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