Introduction

Welcome to SEACAM Database, which stands for Southeast Asian Contemporary Art Music. We try to rely literature from identity studies and Southeast Asian studies to inform this website (database fields, criteria/guidelines, terminology, etc.). However, if you have a suggestion (or question) on how to be more inclusive and sensitive, we would love to hear it from the Contact page.

Both student/”non-professional” and “professional” compositions are welcome, as are electronic or mixed media pieces, improvised works, mixed cultural ensembles, graphic scores, cipher notation, anything! Just contact us if you are interested and we will work it out. However, we do have some guidelines:

  • Composer should have some identification with a Southeast Asian country (e.g., citizenship, PR, cultural heritage, long-term contribution to a local music scene, etc.). It is most important that you identify with being Southeast Asian; as far as possible I will not request legal documents to verify that you are.
  • Especially looking for: Bruneian, Burmese, East Timorese, Thai, Cambodian, Lao, Filipino/a, and Vietnamese composers
  • Generally, folk song arrangements are discouraged for now.

All information mounted here is put up with consent from composers. As long as the composer is still alive, they are contacted individually to discuss how best to represent their work.

The database is an ongoing work-in-progress and currently contains 11 pieces. If you compose, or know someone who does, feel free to reach out via the Contact page to help put your work in the database!

Thank you for your support, we look forward to growing this database with you!

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