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date: 16 October 2019

Hood, Ki Mantlelocked

  • Giovanni Giuriati


(b Springfield, IL, June 24, 1918; d Ellicott City, MD, July 31, 2005). American ethnomusicologist and composer. After studying composition privately with Ernst Toch (1945–50), he completed the AB in music (1951) and the MA in composition (1952) at UCLA. He took the doctorate on a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Amsterdam with Jaap Kunst with a dissertation on the Javanese modal system (1954). During the same year he became an instructor at UCLA, where he initiated the first formal programme in ethnomusicology. Following fieldwork in Indonesia on a Ford Fellowship (1956–8), he returned to UCLA and was appointed assistant professor (1956), associate professor (1959) and full professor (1962); he also founded the Institute of Ethnomusicology in 1961. He was visiting professor at universities in the USA and abroad, including the University of Ghana (...

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