The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking

The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking

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The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking provides a reference to HOW, cross-culturally, people engage ideas of community, locality, and place through music. In that academic interest has increased in such themes as the modes of musicking, music and identity, music and place, musical communities of practice, global/local interaction and music in everyday life, this collection of essays on local musicking provides a framework for integrating the range of theoretical developments that have taken place across the spectrum of contemporary musicologies. The term "musicking," first used by Christopher Small (1998), has gained currency in music studies, particularly among scholars investigating local, community, and amateur music worlds. A person is musicking whenever he or she is engaged with music, regardless of the nature of that engagement. Thus, performing is a mode of musicking, but so is listening, editing sounds, talking to friends about a music file on one's mp3 player, organizing a music festival, preparing the set for a musical theatre production and so on -- an immanently social activity. By linking musicking to the local, we aim to highlight the ways in which musical practices and discourses interact with people's everyday experiences and understandings of their immediate environment and their engagement and commitment to that locality and the people within it. By viewing musicking in a broad sense, the contributions engage with debates on the processes of musicking, identity construction, community-building and network formation, competitions and rivalries, place- and space-making, local-global dynamics among other more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 178 x 254mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138920118
  • 9781138920118

Table of contents

Part I: Modes of Local Musicking Part II: Teaching, Learning, Rehearsaing Part III: Musicking in Locality Part IV: Musicking for Locality Part V: Making a Living Part VI: Beyond Localityshow more

About Dr. Suzel Ana Reily

Katherine Brucher is Associate Professor of Music at the DePaul University School of Music. She has published on folk and ethnic music in Chicago, Portuguese music, and global brass band traditions. Suzel Ana Reily is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, and previously at Queen’s University Belfast. She has published in several aspects of Ethnomusicology, with her current focus of research in the music associated with vernacular Catholicism in southeastern more