I am very pleased to announce the publication of an unofficial special issue of MUSICultures (46: 2) on music and the environment. This issue complements our recent issue on ecologies (45: 1-2), and I’m delighted that Aaron Allen and Jeff Todd Titon were willing to preface the current issue with a special introduction.
This issue is available to current members of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music here (non-members can freely access issues more than 3 years old): https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/MC. For membership/subscription information, please visit the website of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music: https://cstm-sctm.ca. Or check your library for access.
The contents of this issue include:
AARON S. ALLEN and JEFF TODD TITON
Anthropocentric and Ecocentric Perspectives on Music and Environment
Recorded in a Cabin in the Woods: Place, Publicity, and the Isolationist Narrative of Indie Music
The Calf of the Wild: Sound, Embodiment, and Oral Poetry among Cattle Herders in Southwestern Angola
Paths of Friction: Intoning Societies, Identity, and Nature in 21st-Century Iceland
SOPHIE STÉVANCE et SERGE LACASSE
La musique de Tanya Tagaq comme engagement cosmopolite : Le cas de « Fracking » (2014)
A Multisensorial Affective Ecology of Sonic Worship: The Sikh Sacred Song Culture
Plus book, recording, and film reviews.
Heather Sparling, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Musical Traditions
General Editor, MUSICultures
Cape Breton University http://www.cbu.ca/
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