Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

It is about marking time and being marked in time; it is about ageing and contemporary female musicians. It deals with age and ageing across three connected areas of female creative practice in contemporary popular music: the recent ...

Author: Abigail Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351691833

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians focuses on ageing within contemporary popular music. It argues that context, genres, memoirs, racial politics and place all contribute to how women are 'aged' in popular music. Framing contemporary female musicians as canonical grandmothers, Rude Girls, neo-Afrofuturist and memoirists settling accounts, the book gives us some respite from a decline or denial narrative and introduces a dynamism into ageing. Female rock memoirs are age-appropriate survival stories that reframe the histories of punk and independent rock music. Old age has a functional and canonical ‘place’ in the work of Shirley Collins and Calypso Rose. Janelle Monáe, Christine and the Queens and Anohni perform ‘queer’ age, specifically a kind of ‘going beyond’ both corporeal and temporal borders. Genres age, and the book introduces the idea of the time-crunch; an encounter between an embodied, represented age and a genre-age, which is, itself, produced through historicity and aesthetics. Lastly the book goes behind the scenes to draw on interviews and questionnaires with 19 women involved in the contemporary British and American popular music industry; DIY and ex-musicians, producers, music publishers, music journalists and audio engineers. Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians is a vital intergenerational feminist viewpoint for researchers and students in gender studies, popular music, popular culture, media studies, cultural studies and ageing studies.
Categories: Social Science

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

Genres age, and the book introduces the idea of the time-crunch; an encounter between an embodied, represented age and a genre-age, which is, itself, produced through historicity and aesthetics.

Author: Abigail Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032091533

Category: Aging

Page: 154

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Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians focuses on ageing within contemporary popular music. It argues that context, genres, memoirs, racial politics and place all contribute to how women are 'aged' in popular music. Framing contemporary female musicians as canonical grandmothers, Rude Girls, neo-Afrofuturist and memoirists settling accounts, the book gives us some respite from a decline or denial narrative and introduces a dynamism into ageing. Female rock memoirs are age-appropriate survival stories that reframe the histories of punk and independent rock music. Old age has a functional and canonical 'place' in the work of Shirley Collins and Calypso Rose. Janelle Monáe, Christine and the Queens and Anohni perform 'queer' age, specifically a kind of 'going beyond' both corporeal and temporal borders. Genres age, and the book introduces the idea of the time-crunch; an encounter between an embodied, represented age and a genre-age, which is, itself, produced through historicity and aesthetics. Lastly the book goes behind the scenes to draw on interviews and questionnaires with 19 women involved in the contemporary British and American popular music industry; DIY and ex-musicians, producers, music publishers, music journalists and audio engineers. Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians is a vital intergenerational feminist viewpoint for researchers and students in gender studies, popular music, popular culture, media studies, cultural studies and ageing studies.
Categories: Aging

Gender Age and Musical Creativity

Gender  Age and Musical Creativity

intergenerationality and creative relationships with precursors might influence approaches to contemporary women's musical practice. The SWM was the product of a conversation between three friends: Gertrude Eaton (1861–?) ...

Author: Catherine Haworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317130062

Category: Music

Page: 238

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From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the eighteenth-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary approach to issues of identity and its representation, examining intersections of age and gender in relation to music and musicians across a wide range of periods, places, and genres, including female patronage in Renaissance Italy, the working-class brass band tradition of northern England, twentieth-century jazz and popular music cultures, and the contemporary 'New Music' scene. Drawing together the work of musicologists and practitioners, the collection offers new ways in which to conceptualise the complex links between age and gender in both individual and collective practice and their reception: essays explore juvenilia and 'late' style in composition and performance, the role of public and private institutions in fostering and sustaining creative activity throughout the course of musical careers, and the ways in which genres and scenes themselves age over time.
Categories: Music

One Hit Wonders

One Hit Wonders

Gardner, A. (2019), Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians, London: Routledge. Gardner, A. and R. Jennings, eds. (2012), Rock On: Women, Ageing and Popular Music, Aldershot: Ashgate. Grammy Awards (2021), “Grammy Winners 1998.

Author: Sarah Hill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501368431

Category: Music

Page: 296

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The one-hit wonder has a long and storied history in popular music, exhorting listeners to dance, to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, to ponder mortality, to get a job, to bask in the sunshine, or just to get up and dance again. Catchy, memorable, irritating, or simply ubiquitous, one-hit wonders capture something of the mood of a time. This collection provides a series of short, sharp chapters focusing on one-hit wonders from the 1950s to the present day, with a view toward understanding both the mechanics of success and the socio-musical contexts within which such songs became hits. Some artists included here might have aspired to success but only managed one hit, while others enjoyed lengthy, if unremarkable, careers after their initial chart success. Put together, these chapters provide not only a capsule history of popular music tastes, but also ruminations on the changing nature of the music industry and the mechanics of fame.
Categories: Music

Women in Christianity in the Modern Age

Women in Christianity in the Modern Age

Tracey Warr and Amelia Jones 'The Artist's Body', present us with numerous women artists whose bodies are their canvas. ... travelling through contemporary time from the 1970s to the 21st century of their fullest potential as women.

Author: Lisa Isherwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000522730

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Women in Christianity in the Modern Age examines the role of women in Christianity in the 20th and early 21st Centuries. This edited volume includes eight important contributions from academics in the field. The modern era has been an age of social and religious upheaval, and the ravages of global warfare and changes to women’s role in society have made the examination of the place of women in religion a key question in theology. From theological concerns - engagements with the biblical texts by feminist and anti-feminist theologians, the modern role of Mary and women saints – to political and social debates on women’s ministry and place in society, and cultural shifts as expressed through theologically inspired artwork by women, Women in Christianity in the Modern Age provides an overview and in-depth studies of a tumultuous and changing era. This insightful text will be of key interest to students and scholars in Religion and Cultural Studies.
Categories: Religion

Rock On Women Ageing and Popular Music

 Rock On   Women  Ageing and Popular Music

celebrate is vibrant contemporary form' (p. 24). ... Framing Jones as 'art' might release her from the normative expectations related to age to which other female musicians and women in the public eye are prone.

Author: Abigail Gardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317189091

Category: Music

Page: 186

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For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, 'Rock On': women, ageing and popular music shifts popular music studies in a new direction. Focussing on British, American and Latina women performers and ageing, the collection investigates the cultural work performed by artists such as Shirley Bassey, Petula Clark, Madonna, Celia Cruz, Grace Jones and Courtney Love. The study crosses generations of performers and audiences enabling an examination of changing socio-historical contexts and an exploration of the relationships at play between performance strategies, star persona and the popular music press. For instance, the strategies employed by Madonna and Grace Jones to engage with the processes and issues related to public ageing are not the same as those employed by Courtney Love or Celia Cruz. The essays in this insightful collection reflect on the ways that artists and fans destabilise both the linear trajectories and the compelling weight of expectations regarding ageing by employing different modalities of resistance through persona re-invention, nostalgia, postmodern intertextuality and even early death as the ultimate denial of age.
Categories: Music

Ageing Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

Ageing  Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

The female artists in their 40s and 50s who actively express their sexuality on stage and in music videos challenge expectations aboutwhat it means to be amidlife woman(I am thinkingabout Madonna's 'Hung Up' videowhere she wore a ...

Author: I. Whelehan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137376534

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.
Categories: Social Science

Intersectional Feminism in the Age of Transnationalism

Intersectional Feminism in the Age of Transnationalism

After playing two packed shows at Salvador's Museum of Modern Art's “Jam no MAM” (2019) the group found themselves forming part of a small but growing presence of black female musicians reshaping the music performance scene in ...

Author: Olga Bezhanova

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781793619440

Category:

Page: 252

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Intersectional Feminism in the Age of Transnationalism: Voices from the Margins studies the limitations of the transnationalist approach to feminism and argues that intersectional feminist analysis is essential in discussions of how neoliberal globalization impacts art by female artists and the rights of women from marginalized communities.
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Subcultures Bodies and Spaces

Subcultures  Bodies and Spaces

This ageing black female artist is Anohni's avatar, the image that represents her within a popular audio-visual ... the album's videos and is one that I explore in ongoing work on contemporary female musicians (Gardner, forthcoming).

Author: Samantha Holland

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787565128

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This edited collection provides sociological and cultural research that expands our understanding of the alternative, liminal or transgressive; theorizing the status of the alternative in contemporary culture and society.
Categories: Social Science

The Music Profession in Britain 1780 1920

The Music Profession in Britain  1780 1920

8 Lynn Botelho and Pat Thane, 'Introduction' in Lynn Botelho and Pat Thane (eds), Women and Ageing in British Society ... For a contemporary account, see A. B., 'The New Musical Fund', Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review 3/11 (July ...

Author: Rosemary Golding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351965743

Category: Music

Page: 230

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Professionalisation was a key feature of the changing nature of work and society in the nineteenth century, with formal accreditation, registration and organisation becoming increasingly common. Trades and occupations sought protection and improved status via alignment with the professions: an attempt to impose order and standards amid rapid social change, urbanisation and technological development. The structures and expectations governing the music profession were no exception, and were central to changing perceptions of musicians and music itself during the long nineteenth century. The central themes of status and identity run throughout this book, charting ways in which the music profession engaged with its place in society. Contributors investigate the ways in which musicians viewed their own identities, public perceptions of the working musician, the statuses of different sectors of the profession and attempts to manipulate both status and identity. Ten chapters examine a range of sectors of the music profession, from publishers and performers to teachers and military musicians, and overall themes include class, gender and formal accreditation. The chapters demonstrate the wide range of sectors within the music profession, the different ways in which these took on status and identity, and the unique position of professional musicians both to adopt and to challenge social norms.
Categories: Music