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Revista musical chilena

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DIAZ S, Rafael. The Mapuche Musical Poiesis as a Means of Dislocation of Chilean Contemporary Music: The Case ofthe "Cantos ceremoniales" by Eduardo Cáceres. Rev. music. chil. [online]. 2008, vol.62, n.210, pp.7-25. ISSN 0716-2790.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-27902008000200002.

The present paper deals with the inñuence ofthe Mapuche technique ofmusic composition upon the contemporary style ofacademic Chilean composers, considering how such factors as mass media and rural urban displacement affect and dislócate the aesthetics of Chilean contemporary music. For this purpose the work Cantos ceremoniales para aprendiz de machi isanalyzed. This workwas writtenin 2004 by the Chilean composer Eduardo Cáceres and it is based on Mapuche poetry written by the Chilean- Mapuche poet Elicura Chihuailaf. This work is conceived as a framework for the change of meanings that the rich and varied Mapuche musical expressions underwent when transplanted to the context ofacademic contemporary music. The central hypothesis has to do with how the (post) modern ways ofrepresenting the Other, by means of transcultural strategies ofmusic composition, have modiñed the location and borders of Chilean contemporary music, generating inner changes in its European canonic nucleus.

Keywords : Mapuche; Chilean music; eccentric; ethnatext.

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