A theoretically informed musicology, he argues, can reflect on its own procedures and create strategies for particular problems as they arise. In this sense the book offers a musicology under construction.
Author: Alastair Williams
This title was first published in 2001: Unlike many other academic disciplines, musicology has been somewhat reluctant to explore the possibilities that critical theory might offer to our understanding of music and the ways in which we study it. In recent years, however, both the general impact of theory on humanities research and the wider repertoires now studied on music degree courses have urged a paradigm shift in musicology. Looking at both these trends, Alastair Williams examines and explains the theoretical issues raised by different musics, including the Western canon, popular music, folk music and music by women. A theoretically informed musicology, he argues, can reflect on its own procedures and create strategies for particular problems as they arise. In this sense the book offers a musicology under construction. To appreciate how theoretical discourses function and the interests they serve, it is important to understand their roots. Chapter One begins with a presentation of traditional musicology in the context of Joseph Kerman's call for a shift from fact-finding to critical interpretation. Discussion then moves to the scrutiny of the bourgeois tradition by Adorno and Dahlhaus. Chapter Two explores Kerman's critique of structural analysis, together with the impact of poststructuralism on musicology. Awareness of new repertoire and its consequences becomes evident as the book unfolds, with Chapter Three considering music by women and examining how gender is constructed in music. Chapter Four extends this discussion to the field of popular music and the ways in which this genre negotiates identity. Challenges to the dominant values are further explored as Chapter Five looks at how non-European cultures are presented in European music and reflects on perceptions of self and other in ethnomusicology. Chapter Six charts the emergence of modern subjectivity and its formations in music, arguing that musicology should not lose sight of modernity's critical resources.
Alastair Williams ist hier eine Ausnahme : Sein Buch Constructing Musicology ist
ein Einzelwerk und beansprucht gleichwohl , einen allgemeinen Überblick über
die heutige Lage der Musikwissenschaft zu geben . ' In der Besprechung des ...
Tomlinson, “Musicology, Anthropology, History,”34–43. 91. Cook, “We Are All (
Ethno)musicologists”; Born, “For a Relational Musicology.” 92. Cook, “We Are All
... For a survey see Williams, Constructing Musicology. 101. For example, Hugo ...
Author: Thomas Irvine
Publisher: New Material Histories of Music
"Listening to China is our first important foray in the field of global music history, which is rapidly establishing itself as the main area of growth in music studies. Compellingly and expertly written by a seasoned scholar, it tells the story of how Westerners experienced China with their ears at the time of the Sino-Western encounter of ca. 1800, and what this meant for their own construction of musical knowledge. It explores two kinds of Western practices of listening in and to China: ear-witness accounts by travelers to China, including diplomats, trade officials, and missionaries; and writings about Chinese music by European writers, philosophers, and music historians who constructed China's sound in their imaginations. The book's primary objective is a better understanding of how Westerners gained/gathered sonic knowledge of China and to investigate the aural dimensions of the Sino-Western encounter At the same time, the book reconsiders the idea of a specifically Western music history by showing how it was precisely the comparison with a great "other"--China--that helped the idea itself to emerge. Ultimately, the book draws attention to the importance of China for the construction of (musical) knowledge during and following the European Enlightenment."--
His interdisciplinary research interests focus on intersections of music theory ,
critical theory and twentieth - century music . He is author of New Music and the
Claims of Modernity ( 1997 ) , of Constructing Musicology ( 2001 ) , and of
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Williams, Constructing Musicology, 65. As Alf Björnberg notes, the use of multiple
Author: Shelton Waldrep
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Although David Bowie has famously characterized himself as a "leper messiah," a more appropriate moniker might be "rock god": someone whose influence has crossed numerous sub-genres of popular and classical music and can at times seem ubiquitous. By looking at key moments in his career (1972, 1977-79, 1980-83, and 1995-97) through several lenses-theories of sub-culture, gender/sexuality studies, theories of sound, post-colonial theory, and performance studies Waldrep examines Bowie's work in terms not only of his auditory output but his many reinterpretations of it via music videos, concert tours, television appearances, and occasional movie roles. Future Nostalgia looks at all aspects of Bowie's career in an attempt to trace Bowie's contribution to the performative paradigms that constitute contemporary rock music.
The notion of princely magnificence was frequently linked to the construction of
buildings , but could also provide a rationalization for conspicuous consumption
more generally . In line with Aristotle ' s emphasis on the correct use of wealth ...
Sometimes labeled » the new musicology « , this development was prompted
both by a recognition of the concern with critical ... For overviews of these
developments , see Williams : Constructing Musicology , and Cook : Musical
Meaning , p .
Author: Fotis Jannidis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
'Bedeutung' ist ein Grundbegriff literaturwissenschaftlichen Arbeitens. Jede interpretierende Aussage über einen literarischen Text setzt Annahmen darüber voraus, auf welche Weise literarische Texte Bedeutung erzeugen, vermitteln oder veranlassen können. In der Literaturtheorie und Ästhetik der letzten Jahrzehnte wurden verschiedene Bedeutungskonzeptionen entwickelt. Eine allgemein akzeptierte Klärung des Begriffs steht bislang aus. Der Band soll zu einer solchen Klärung führen. Seine internationalen Beiträger nehmen die ältere Diskussion auf und suchen nach interdisziplinären Integrationsmöglichkeiten für eine Präzisierung des Begriffs. Ansätze zur Bestimmung des Bedeutungsbegriffs aus Psychologie und Linguistik, Philosophie und Soziologie sowie aus musikwissenschaftlicher, filmhermeneutischer und medientheoretischer Sicht werden mit verschiedenen literaturwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven verbunden. Aus dem Inhalt: I. Sprachliche und sprachanalytische Aspekte der 'Bedeutung' II. Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Konzepte von 'Bedeutung' III. Mediale Konstitution von 'Bedeutung' IV. Historische Aspekte literarischer 'Bedeutung'
If one way of delineating a nation as a single body is constructing a
homogeneous or integral culture , the other is ... together with the musicologist
Mahmud Ragip Gazimihal , he had found clues of pentatonicism in Turkish folk
Musical Pasts and Postmodern Musicologies : A Response to Lawrence Kramer '
, in : ibidem , LIII ( 1992 ) , pp . 18 - 24 ; WILLIAMS , Alastair . Constructing Musicology , Aldershot , Ashgate , 2001 . ? On ' New Historicism ' see
Thus, for example, in the diatonic system, the basic scale-type is the diatonic
scale, and the principle for constructing chords is what we may call the triadic
principle (triads are derived by filling in the fifths of the scale with the intervening
In writing about music the subject / object divide is acute in the ideology of the
abstract , which works against dialogue ... of standard genres of musicological writing could include interaction between them ( Korsyn persuasively exemplifies
Author: International Repertory of Music Literature (Organization). ConferencePublish On: 2009
In addition to identifying and evaluating useful analogies throughout the pages
that follow , I have attempted to construct a few of my own . Saffle | Musicology
and fiction During the later 19th and early 20th centuries , the infant discipline of ...
Author: International Repertory of Music Literature (Organization). Conference
Personalities: music scholars. Personalities: composers. National studies. Encyclopedias. Periodicals. Historiography & its directions
In the first case , programs are tools for musicological theory formation , in the
second case , they form the basis of applied musicology . Applied musicology
builds intelligent music systems for creating new music , or for replicating old
In his book Constructing Musicology ( Aldershot , Hants , England : Ashgate ,
2001 ) , Alastair Williams posits the following about the value of theory : " Voice -
leading graphs , when released from dogma , can bring to attention conflicting or
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Aldershot , Ashgate . Chapter 17 Supporting the development of mindfulness and
meaning : ...
Author: Stephen Malloch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Communicative Musicality explores the intrinsic musical nature of human interaction. The theory of communicative musicality was developed from groundbreaking studies showing how in mother/infant communication there exist noticeable patterns of timing, pulse, voice timbre, and gesture. Without intending to, the exchange between a mother and her infant follow many of the rules of musical performance, including rhythm and timing. This is the first book to be devoted to this topic. In a collection of cutting-edge chapters, encompassing brain science, human evolution, psychology, acoustics and music performance, it focuses on the rhythm and sympathy of musical expression in human communication from infancy. It demonstrates how speaking and moving in rhythmic musical ways is the essential foundation for all forms of communication, even the most refined and technically elaborated, just as it is for parenting, good teaching, creative work in the arts, and therapy to help handicapped or emotionally distressed persons. A landmark in the literature, Communicative Musicality is a valuable text for all those in the fields of developmental, educational, and music psychology, as well as those in the field of music therapy.
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Author: Olle Edstrom
Wide-ranging across time and space, written in jargon-free, plain language, Aesthetics and the History of Western Music, simply put, teaches. The spectrum of original sources is impressively broad, and all of the principal 'usual suspects' are included. But perhaps more important, Olle Edström likewise incorporates the work of writers outside the mainstream of established aesthetics discourse; and the same holds for the secondary sources that he cites and invariably reads critically. Much of the value of this book develops from Edström's concern to move aesthetics from an exercise of language to one of musical practices, and to include not only the music of high art but that of the popular as well, both in past times and in our own. His achievement is noteworthy. Richard Leppert (University of Minnesota).