Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures - Rachel Harris - Bücher - Taylor & Francis Ltd - 9780415723114 - 7. Mai 2015
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Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures 1. Ausgabe

Rachel Harris

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Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures 1. Ausgabe

Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which it is embedded, contexts of performance, the musicians who create or perform it, the journeys it has travelled, and its changing meanings.

A collaborative venture by staff and research ethnomusicologists associated with the Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, Pieces of the Musical World is organized thematically. Three broad themes: "Place", "Spirituality" and "Movement" help teachers to connect contemporary issues in ethnomusicology, including soundscape studies, music and the environment, the politics of identity, diaspora and globalization, and music and the body. Each of the book's fourteen chapters highlights a single musical "piece" broadly defined, spanning the range of "traditional," "popular", "classical" and "contemporary" musics, and even sounds which might be considered "not music."

Primary sources and a web site hosting recordings with interactive listening guides, a glossary of musical terms and interviews all help to create a unique and dynamic learning experience of our musical world.


314 pages, 150 colour illustrations

Medien Bücher     Taschenbuch   (Buch mit Softcover und geklebtem Rücken)
Erscheinungsdatum Storbritannien, 7. Mai 2015
ISBN13 9780415723114
Verlag Taylor & Francis Ltd
Seitenanzahl 314
Maße 179 × 255 × 17 mm   ·   730 g
Sprache Englisch  

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