Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

Anthropologies of Sound and Movement

Author: Evangelos Chrysagis,Panas Karampampas

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785334549

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the collective dimension of sound and movement in everyday life, drawing on genres and practices in contexts as diverse as Japanese shakuhachi playing, Peruvian huayno, and the Greek goth scene. Highlighting the sheer physicality of the ethnographic encounter, as well as the forms of sociality that gradually emerge between self and other, each contribution demonstrates how dance and music open up pathways and give shape to life trajectories that are neither predetermined nor teleological, but generative.
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Lullabies and Battle Cries

Music, Identity and Emotion among Republican Parading Bands in Northern Ireland

Author: Jaime Rollins

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785339222

Category: Music

Page: 270

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Set against a volatile political landscape, Irish republican culture has struggled to maintain continuity with the past, affirm legitimacy in the present, and generate a sense of community for the future. Lullabies and Battle Cries explores the relationship between music, emotion, memory, and identity in republican parading bands, with a focus on how this music continues to be utilized in a post-conflict climate. As author Jaime Rollins shows, rebel parade music provides a foundational idiom of national and republican expression, acting as a critical medium for shaping new political identities within continually shifting dynamics of republican culture.
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Staging Citizenship

Roma, Performance and Belonging in EU Romania

Author: Ioana Szeman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785337319

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Based on over a decade of fieldwork conducted with urban Roma, Staging Citizenship offers a powerful new perspective on one of the European Union’s most marginal and disenfranchised communities. Focusing on “performance” broadly conceived, it follows members of a squatter’s settlement in Transylvania as they navigate precarious circumstances in a postsocialist state. Through accounts of music and dance performances, media representations, activism, and interactions with both non-governmental organizations and state agencies, author Ioana Szeman grounds broad themes of political economy, citizenship, resistance, and neoliberalism in her subjects’ remarkably varied lives and experiences.
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Singing Ideas

Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Author: Tríona Ní Shíocháin

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785337688

Category: Music

Page: 214

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Considered by many to be the greatest Irish song poet of her generation, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire (Yellow Mary O’Leary; 1774–1848) was an illiterate woman unconnected to elite literary and philosophical circles who powerfully engaged the politics of her own society through song. As an oral arts practitioner, Máire Bhuí composed songs whose ecstatic, radical vision stirred her community to revolt and helped to shape nineteenth-century Irish anti-colonial thought. This provocative and richly theorized study explores the re-creative, liminal aspect of song, treating it as a performative social process that cuts to the very root of identity and thought formation, thus re-imagining the history of ideas in society.
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Making Music Indigenous

Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes

Author: Joshua Tucker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022660747X

Category: Music

Page: 320

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When thinking of indigenous music, many people may imagine acoustic instruments and pastoral settings far removed from the whirl of modern life. But, in contemporary Peru, indigenous chimaycha music has become a wildly popular genre that is even heard in the nightclubs of Lima. In Making Music Indigenous, Joshua Tucker traces the history of this music and its key performers over fifty years to show that there is no single way to “sound indigenous.” The musicians Tucker follows make indigenous culture and identity visible in contemporary society by establishing a cultural and political presence for Peru’s indigenous peoples through activism, artisanship, and performance. This musical representation of indigeneity not only helps shape contemporary culture, it also provides a lens through which to reflect on the country’s past. Tucker argues that by following the musicians that have championed chimaycha music in its many forms, we can trace shifting meanings of indigeneity—and indeed, uncover the ways it is constructed, transformed, and ultimately recreated through music.
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Collaborative Creative Thought and Practice in Music

Author: Professor Margaret S Barrett

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472415868

Category: Music

Page: 328

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Focusing on the domain of music, the approach taken in this book falls into three sections: investigations of the people, processes, products, and places of collaborative creativity in compositional thought and practice; explorations of the ways in which creative collaboration provides a means of crossing boundaries between disciplines such as music performance and musicology; and studies of the emergence of creative thought and practice in educational contexts including that of the composer and the classroom. The volume concludes with an extended chapter that reflects on the ways in which the studies reported advance understandings of creative thought and practice.
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Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance

Author: M. Chatzichristodoulou,R. Zerihan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283335

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Consisting of critical analyses, theoretical provocations and practical reflections by leading scholars/practitioners from the fields of performance studies, live art and creative technology, these essays examine the rise of intimate performance works and question the socio-historical contexts provoking those aesthetic and affective developments.
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Media and Popular Music

Author: Peter Mills

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748664440

Category: Music

Page: 192

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A study of the relationships between music and contemporary media.
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Time Out Los Angeles

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846703018

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Time Out Los Angeles is a VIP pass beyond the velvet rope and into the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling megalopolis that is home to more stars than the night sky, Los Angeles continues to enthrall all those who visit it. Whether visitors are looking for tips on the hottest bets or hot springs, this is the must-have travel guide — it covers the newest clubs, restaurants, and shopping, as well as day-trip suggestions in every direction.
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Changed for Good

A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Author: Stacy Wolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831238

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.
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Hold It Against Me

Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art

Author: Jennifer Doyle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822395630

Category: Art

Page: 232

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In Hold It Against Me, Jennifer Doyle explores the relationship between difficulty and emotion in contemporary art, treating emotion as an artist's medium. She encourages readers to examine the ways in which works of art challenge how we experience not only the artist's feelings, but our own. Discussing performance art, painting, and photography, Doyle provides new perspectives on artists including Ron Athey, Aliza Shvarts, Thomas Eakins, James Luna, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Confronting the challenge of writing about difficult works of art, she shows how these artists work with feelings as a means to question our assumptions about identity, intimacy, and expression. They deploy the complexity of emotion to measure the weight of history, and to deepen our sense of where and how politics happens in contemporary art. Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and how emotion circulates in and around art. Throughout, she gives readers welcoming points of entry into artworks that they may at first find off-putting or confrontational. Doyle offers new insight into how the discourse of controversy serves to shut down discussion about this side of contemporary art practice, and counters with a critical language that allows the reader to accept emotional intensity in order to learn from it.
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Wired for Sound

Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures

Author: Paul D. Greene,Thomas Porcello

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819565164

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Wired for Sound is the first anthology to address the role of sound engineering technologies in the shaping of contemporary global music. Wired sound is at the basis of digital audio editing, multi-track recording, and other studio practices that have powerfully impacted the world's music. Distinctions between musicians and engineers increasingly blur, making it possible for people around the globe to imagine new sounds and construct new musical aesthetics. This collection of 11 essays employs primarily ethnographical, but also historical and psychological, approaches to examine a range of new, technology-intensive musics and musical practices such as: fusions of Indian film-song rhythms, heavy metal, and gamelan in Jakarta; urban Nepali pop which juxtaposes heavy metal, Tibetan Buddhist ritual chant, rap, and Himalayan folksongs; collaborations between Australian aboriginals and sound engineers; the production of "heaviness" in heavy metal music; and the production of the "Austin sound." This anthology is must reading for anyone interested in the global character of contemporary music technology. CONTRIBUTORS: Harris M. Berger, Beverley Diamond, Cornelia Fales, Ingemar Grandin, Louise Meintjes, Frederick J. Moehn, Karl Neunfeldt, Timothy D. Taylor, Jeremy Wallach.
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The Creators

A History of Heroes of the Imagination

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307817210

Category: History

Page: 832

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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention. In the process he tells us not only how great art (and great architecture and philosophy) is created, but where it comes from and how it has shaped and mirrored societies from Vedic India to the twentieth-century United States.
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Homo Mysterious

Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature

Author: David P. Barash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199910790

Category: Science

Page: 344

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For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human. Homo Mysterious examines a number of these evolutionary mysteries, exploring things that we don't yet know about ourselves, laying out the best current hypotheses, and pointing toward insights that scientists are just beginning to glimpse. Why do women experience orgasm? Why do men have a shorter lifespan than women? Why does homosexuality exist? Why does religion exist in virtually every culture? Why do we have a fondness for the arts? Why do we have such large brains? And why does consciousness exist? Readers are plunged into an ocean of unknowns--the blank spots on the human evolutionary map, the terra incognita of our own species--and are introduced to the major hypotheses that currently occupy scientists who are attempting to unravel each puzzle (including some solutions proposed here for the first time). Throughout the book, readers are invited to share the thrill of science at its cutting edge, a place where we know what we don't know, and, moreover, where we know enough to come up with some compelling and seductive explanations. Homo Mysterious is a guide to creative thought and future explorations, based on the best, most current thinking by evolutionary scientists. It captures the allure of the "not-yet-known" for those interested in stretching their scientific imaginations.
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Screen couple chemistry

the power of 2

Author: Martha Nochimson

Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 394

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"A book that I read with great interest, often thrilling in its insights, Screen Couple Chemistry is an important piece of scholarship in the areas of gender and media studies. . . . It significantly enlarges the conversation about a vital, overlooked, and still nebulous dimension of popular filmŃthe transcendent movie couple and its power to articulate trenchant concerns through formula fiction." ŃDiane Negra, author of Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom Astaire and Rogers, Tracy and Hepburn. Just the mention of their names evokes the powerful chemistry between these screen couples, which utterly transcended the often formulaic films in which they appeared together. Indeed, watching the synergistic flow of energy between charismatic screen partners is one of the great pleasures of cinema and television, as well as an important vehicle for thinking through issues of intimacy and gender relations. In this book, Martha P. Nochimson engages in a groundbreaking study of screen couple chemistry. She begins by classifying various types of couples to define what sets the synergistic couple apart from other onscreen pairings. Then she moves into extended discussions of four enduring screen couplesŃMaureen OŐSullivan/Johnny Weissmuller, Myrna Loy/William Powell, Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers, and Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy. Using theories of neuroscience, she demonstrates that their onscreen chemistry is a very real phenomenon, powerful enough to subvert conventional formulations of male/female relations. Material she has uncovered in the infamous Production Code Administration files illuminates the historical context of her contentions. Finally, Nochimson traces the screen couple to its present-day incarnation in such pairs as Woody Allen/Diane Keaton, Scully/Mulder of The X-Files, and Cliff/Claire Huxtable of The Cosby Show.
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The High-conflict Couple

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Alan E. Fruzzetti Ph. D.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458746127

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 308

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You hear and read a lot about ways to improve your relationship. But if you've tried these without much success, you're not alone. Many highly reactive couples-pairs that are quick to argue, anger, and blame-need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love. When destructive emotions are at the heart of problems in your relationship, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. If you're part of a 'high-conflict' couple, you need to get control of your emotions first, to stop making things worse, and only then work on building a better relationship. The High-Conflict Couple adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, you'll learn how to deescalate angry situations before they have a chance to explode into destructive fights. Other approaches will help you disclose your fears, longings, and other vulnerabilities to your partner and validate his or her experiences in return. You'll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most.
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The Happiest Corpse I've Ever Seen

The Last Twenty-Five Years of the Broadway Musical

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466893443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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For Ethan Mordden, the closing night of the hit musical, 42nd St. sounded the death knell of the art form of the Broadway musical. After that, big orchestras, real voices, recognizable books and intelligent lyrics went out the window in favor of cats, helicopters, yodeling Frenchmen, and the roof of the Paris Opera. Mordden takes us through the aftermath of the days of the great Broadway musical. From the long-running Cats to Miss Saigon, Phantom, and Les Miserables, to gems like The Producers, he is unsparing in his look at the remains of the day. Not content to scold the shows' creators, Mordden takes on the critics, too, splaying their bodies across the Great White Way like Sweeney Todd giving a close shave. Once more, it's "curtain going up," but Mordden is not applauding.
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Dance

Author: Lincoln Kirstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Ein Klang - zwei Welten

Blues im geteilten Deutschland, 1945 bis 1990

Author: Michael Rauhut

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839433878

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Der Blues wird gern auf eine Handvoll Klischees und zwölf Takte reduziert. Doch tatsächlich verbergen sich hinter der scheinbar standardisierten Klangoberfläche mannigfaltige Formen des kulturellen Gebrauchs. Mittels umfangreicher Archivrecherchen illustriert Michael Rauhuts Vergleich der Entwicklung des Blues in Ost- und Westdeutschland, wie soziale und politische Verhältnisse den Sinn von Musik formen. Rauhut zeigt: Wenn auch die Sounds weltweit gültigen Mustern folgen und kaum Unterschiede erkennen lassen, sind doch die Bedeutungszusammenhänge, in denen sich der Blues realisiert, durchaus verschieden. Die Studie bietet nicht nur ein kultur- und musikgeschichtliches Resümee der Genese des Blues in Deutschland, sondern leistet auch einen Beitrag zur Globalisierungsdebatte.
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