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Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Kathleen Van Buren and Brian Shrag

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities provides a groundbreaking model for arts advocacy. Drawing upon methods and theories from disciplines such as ethnomusicology, ... More


Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

David Elliott, Marissa Silverman, and Wayne Bowman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis examines the many ways that artists (amateur and professional), community artist-facilitators, educators, and scholars in ... More


What the Vocal Arts Laboratory Can and Cannot Do

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0094
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers what the vocal arts laboratory can and cannot do in the teaching of singing. Expectations are sometimes unrealistic as to what can be learned from objective measurements of the ... More


Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Arved Ashby

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of “absolute” instrumental music. This book argues that recording technology has transformed our ... More


The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Nick Wilson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

This book tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the British early music movement (Early Music). Since the late-1960s this quietly influential cultural phenomenon has completely transformed the ... More


Ritual and Performance

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Many works of music theater appear to exist between the religious and the aesthetic modes of ritual performance. These works are most often aesthetic rituals that aspire to or are intended to ... More


The Masks of Modernism

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Masks are fundamentally double in function, signification, and experience, serving simultaneously as tools for disguise and as markers of identity. Covering the face renders the individual performer ... More


Reality and Art

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers how singing transforms reality into art. Every singer should realize that art is not reality; rather, art consists of the disciplining of reality for the portrayal of emotion ... More


The Practicality of Creativity

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0069
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the practical aspects of being creative in music. The amount of information essential to the pursuit of most professions can now be scarcely crowded into the few preparatory ... More


Let’s Build a Straw Man! (The Technique-versus-Artistry Debate)

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0081
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the technique-versus-artistry debate in singing. The increasing interest in functional aspects of the singing voice may be expected to cause a degree of apprehension among ... More


Music Theater Now

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Music theater is often treated as something of a caretaker genre that flourished in the 1960s and ended with opera's alleged return in the 1970s. Just as reports of opera's death were exaggerated, so ... More


Introduction

Arved Ashby

in Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This introductory chapter discusses recordings and other media in American musicology. It reveals that there is no vernacular practice for the so-called classical music, and introduces the concept of ... More


The Recorded Musical Text

Arved Ashby

in Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses the performance of art music as a phenomenon that changes when it becomes permanent, and studies the ontological role of recordings in relation to performance. It tries to ... More


Spinning Out Early Music

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

Chapter 7 begins Part III of the book, as interest shifts to explain what is involved in making Early Music work. The chapter cautions against a limited appreciation of the types of ‘knowledge’ ... More


The Art of Re-enchantment

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

Theconcluding chapter draws the many strands of theresearch together around ‘the art of re-enchantment’. Early Music is explained as a processof re-enchanting classical music, and in so doing ... More


Jumping on the Old Band Wagon?

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

This chapter continues analysis of the commercialization of Early Music through reference to three further sets of institutions and their respective discourses of value: the BBC (art), music clubs ... More


Analyze Genres and Events

Brian Schrag and Kathleen J. Van Buren

in Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190878276
eISBN:
9780190878313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878276.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Step 4, the bulk of the Guide, comprises three parts: Part A, “Describe the Event and Its Genre(s) as a Whole”; Part B, “Explore the Event’s Genre(s) through Artistic Domain Categories”; and Part C, ... More


Re/imagining Artivism

Rodney Diverlus

in Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter is an introduction, deconstruction, and dissection of artivism and its manifestations, purpose, and social value. It begins with the acknowledgment of artists’ role as storytellers, ... More


Performing Citizenship: Performance Art and Public Happiness

Sibylle Peters

in Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter asks how performance art can help to change and further develop concepts and practices of citizenship. It refers to current programs of performance arts–based research in Hamburg/Germany ... More


Image as Ignorant Schoolmaster: A Lesson in Democratic Equality

Tyson Lewis

in Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter explores the democratic pedagogy of the arts of the aesthetic regime. Using Jacques Rancière’s recent work on universal teaching, democratic dissensus, and the politics of the aesthetic ... More


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