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Improvisation and Journey

Banu Şenay

in Musical Ethics and Islam: The Art of Playing the Ney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043024
eISBN:
9780252051883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043024.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines how ney musicians learn to improvise their own self-generated melodies. Because improvisation (taksim) affords players the greatest freedom to show their wares, it is considered ... More


Street Dance and the Dream of Freedom: “It’s an invitation across the nation …”

Christopher J. Smith

in Dancing Revolution: Bodies, Space, and Sound in American Cultural History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042393
eISBN:
9780252051234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042393.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter provides the capstone of the book’s overall argument, suggesting that participatory dance occurring in contested spaces, especially that which originates in disenfranchised subaltern ... More


Improvising Diasporan Identities: Armenian Jazz

Anahid Kassabian

in Ubiquitous Listening: "Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275157
eISBN:
9780520954861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275157.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses three albums that, in different ways and in different periods, combine the musical practices of jazz and Armenian folk music. I reflect on how these albums enabled me, on a ... More


Melancholic Modes, Healing, and Reparation

Denise Gill

in Melancholic Modalities: Affect, Islam, and Turkish Classical Musicians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190495008
eISBN:
9780190495039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495008.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 5 maps the way melancholy becomes lived as a reparative Turkish identity practice by musicians today. An outline is presented of five centuries of Ottoman musico-medicinal treatises on ... More


The Governorship of Sir Hugh Foot and the Descent into Intercommunal violence, December 1957–August 1958

David French

in Fighting EOKA: The British Counter–Insurgency Campaign on Cyprus, 1955-1959

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729341
eISBN:
9780191796234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729341.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In December 1957 Sir Hugh Foot succeeded Harding as Governor. With a reputation as a liberal administrator it was hoped that he would be able to set Cyprus on the path to self-government within the ... More


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