Group for ethnomusicologists or anyone interested in music studies
In the first decade of the twenty-first century, a young generation of Syrian experimental composers conceived a space for musiqa mu‘asira, or contemporary art music. Informed by debates on critical aesthetics, modernity, and subjectivity in the Arab world and beyond, these composers drew on particular compositional devices and techniques to m…[Read more]
These are the introductory chapter and chapter eight of the multi-authored book that I edited on food-music relations in various regions and periods. In the introduction I analyze the phenomenological basis of the unbalanced relations between food and music. Chapter 8 deals with song lyrics about food in Latin American and the Caribbean.
This band was formed in Auckland, New Zealand following the success of an earlier drum and fife band associated with the Ponsonby Boy Scouts Association. It undertook several country-wide tours on both islands during the 1920’s and was a very successful and sought-after musical organisation.
Miklos Mezosi deposited Két variáció a Don Giovanni-mítoszra: Faustizálás vs. érzéki zsenialitás. Hoffmann és Kierkegaard Mozart-értelmezései in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
A „Don Juan”-nak szentelt, valójában az önálló mítosszá nőtt Mozart-operához, a Don Giovanni néven jegyzett „dramma giocoso per musicá”-hoz hozzászóló értekezéseikben E. T. A. Hoffman és Søren Kierkegaard nemcsak érzékeny elemzését adják az operának, hanem ezenfelül megörökítik az opera előadásához kötődő élményeiket – Kierkegaard utalásszerűen,…[Read more]
Andrew J. Eisenberg deposited Resonant Voices and Spatial Politics: An Acoustemology of Citizenship in a Muslim Neighbourhood of the Kenyan Coast in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 2 months, 3 weeks ago
This chapter is an updated and newly illustrated version of “Islam, Sound and Space: Acoustemology and Muslim Citizenship on the Kenyan Coast,” originally published in the volume _Music, Sound and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience_ (2013, ed. Georgina Born, Cambridge University Press).
Amadeu Corbera Jaume deposited Music, Noise and Singing in Silence: Industrial Soundscape and Working Experience in the Factory. The Case of Menorca. in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 2 months, 4 weeks ago
In preindustrial societies, singing and working was – and still is – conceived as part of the same activity, of the same life experience. However, the great social transformation that will imply the industrialization of much of the Catalan Countries at the end of the 19th century, and the progressive impetus of the capitalist production system,…[Read more]
The period following the end of Getúlio Vargas’s second government (1951-1954) saw a massive expansion of the media industries with popular music in particular becoming an important cultural touchstone. Some salient trends in the post-War period include the politicization of music and other media (radio, television, social media), the in…[Read more]
Brass bands in Africa have been in existence since the 19th century after the various colonial powers had established their presence across the continent. The history of such bands is very sketchy and limited, and the small amount of information I have collected so far is presented here. I hope that future researchers will be able to open up much…[Read more]
En aquest article presentam la relació entre Maria Antònia Salvà i Palmira Jaquetti, dues dones que des de perspectives i amb finalitats diferents, s’acostaren i s’interessaren pel món de la cançó popular.
Gavin Holman deposited The works brass band – a historical directory of the industrial and corporate patronage and sponsorship of brass bands in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
From the earliest days of brass bands in the British Isles, they have been supported at various times and to differing extents by businesses and their owners. In some cases this support has been purely philanthropic, but there was usually a quid pro quo involved where the sponsor received benefits – e.g. advertising, income from band e…[Read more]
As Anne Sauvagnargues suggests, in Gilles Deleuze thought “every[-thing] is defined as an assemblage of movements and affective vibrations.” Interestingly, Sauvagnargues’ proposition aligns neatly with Tim Ingold’s idea of correspondence, where things perdure, “carry on together, and answer to one another,” and where the additive ‘and…and.…[Read more]
One could call «industrial musicology» the study of the musical life in factories and workshops. Unlike agrarian societies, there are very few works about industrial workers’ musical activity, neither at the Catalan Countries nor Europe. Based on British and Catalan scholars’ few theoretical works, our research Música popular i indust…[Read more]
Emery Stephens deposited Diversifying the Playing Field: Solo Performance of African American Spirituals and Art Songs by Voice Students from All Racial Backgrounds in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 9 months ago
To further promote the performance of African American spirituals and art songs, this article offers a different perspective – direct response from collegiate voice students, voice teachers, vocal coaches, and professional singers. In the spring of 2005, “The African American Art Song Survey” was developed and disseminated through the Internet to…[Read more]
Of the 762 brass bands I have records of from County Durham, around 130 were colliery bands (and more of them would have been directly connected to the local colliery, even if not specifically named after the mine or mining company). This article looks briefly at the history of the Durham Miners’ Gala and the colliery bands that performed at it.
Polly Mortimer deposited Anatomy of a Choir: an ethnographic study of the Choir with No Name, and its contribution to the enhancement of wellbeing and a sense of community among its members. in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 9 months, 2 weeks ago
This is a ‘study of a choir’; the author joined the choir for three months and participated in every aspect, from rehearsals, dinners, a meeting to a gig. They chatted to the members, sang with them and talked to the choir leader and manager about everything from the ethos of the choir, to whether meat was served often enough at dinner. It was the…[Read more]
Gavin Holman deposited Brass Band Archive Recordings – a brief guide to recordings of brass bands in libraries, museums and other archives in the group Ethnomusicology on Humanities Commons 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Brass bands are, of course, musical organisations first and foremost, and the bulk of their heritage is bound up in the hundreds of thousands of concerts, marches, contests and other performances they have provided their audiences with over the years. Very few of these live performances were ever recorded, at least until recent years, and we must…[Read more]
During the 1890s and early parts of the 20th century a type of band arose using kazoo-type instruments. Zobo instruments, based on kazoo principles, were invented and developed in the USA in the early 1890s, rapidly becoming a new craze for a while. When the instruments spread to the UK the bands that were formed using them were largely “comic”…[Read more]
(v9 – August 2019) [c. 6,740 entries] A comprehensive list of books, articles, theses and other material covering the brass band movement, its history, instruments and musicology; together with other related topics
Travelling musicians and entertainers had been a part of European life for centuries. In the German speaking countries of Europe during the German Empire there arose a large number of “Damen Kapellen”, troupes of musical and variety entertainers consisting largely of women, usually led by a man, and occasionally including males as players. Thi…[Read more]
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