New: Book on alphorns and ethnographic filmmaking
Modernity, Complex Societies, and the Alphorn by Charlotte Vignau provides a fascinating examination of the musical instrument the alphorn, alphorn music and its performance. Indeed, it is the first book about this extraordinary instrument to appear in English. It not only analyses the alphorn phenomenon as a symbol of the Swiss nation, but also draws from case studies of Bavaria, the Netherlands, and Japan to shed light on the worldwide migration of alphorn practice in the modern world, as well as on the diverse concepts of a Swiss imagery. Read more on the PDF flyer below which also contains a code for 20% discount on purchase.