Orientalism and Musical Mission

Orientalism and Musical Mission Orientalism and Musical Mission presents a new way of understanding music's connections with imperialism by drawing on new archive sources and interviews and using the lens of 'mission'.

Orientalism and Musical Mission

Orientalism and Musical Mission

Offers a new way of understanding music's connections with Orientalism and imperialism by using the concept of 'mission'.

The Orient in Music Music of the Orient

Criticism of Orientalism in music brings about a number of problems and ambiguities, including the danger of a ... VT: Ashgate, 2007); Rachel Beckles Willson, Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West (New York: Cambridge ...

The Orient in Music   Music of the Orient

The Orient in Music Music of the Orient

“OM”, a fundamental meditation sound present in the cultures of Buddhism, is a syllable full of philosophical and transcendental meanings. The category of the Orient, as contrasted, antithetical and complementary to the Occident (West) and its culture, appears to be one of the most interesting and long-lasting issues discussed in the humanities. European fascination with Oriental cultures has found multifaceted manifestations in science, art, fashion and beliefs. Music, as an important element of cultural communication, has always been well suited for transitions and inspirations. The relationship between the Orient and Western music encompasses a wide and fascinating scope of problems, a field of various multidimensional influences which brings an opportunity not only to study particular questions, but also to search for universal and fundamental values. This collection of essays is a result of an International Conference titled “OM: Orient in Music – Music of the Orient”, held at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland, in March 2016. The volume provides insight into the many ways in which the music of the East and West can be understood and treated by both Western and Eastern scholars.

Humane Music Education for the Common Good

ethnographic account of recent initiatives by European music educators to teach music in Palestine, see Rachel Beckles Willson, Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013). 3.

Humane Music Education for the Common Good

Humane Music Education for the Common Good

Why teach music? Who deserves a music education? Can making and learning about music serve the common good? A collection of essays considers the answers. In Humane Music Education for the Common Good, scholars and educators from around the world offer unique responses to the recent UNESCO report titled Rethinking Education: Toward the Common Good. This report suggests how, through purpose, policy, and pedagogy, education can and must respond to the challenges of our day in ways that respect and nurture all members of the human family. The contributors use this report as a framework to explore the implications and complexities that it raises. The book begins with analytical reflections on the report and then explores pedagogical case studies and practical models of music education that address social justice, inclusion, individual nurturance, and active involvement in the greater public welfare. The collection concludes by looking to the future, asking what more should be considered, and exploring how these ideals can be even more fully realized. This volume boldly expands the boundaries of the UNESCO report to reveal new ways to think about, be invested in, and use music education as a center for social change both today and going forward.

Becoming Palestine

7 Robert Lachmann wrote and presented twelve radio programs entitled Oriental Music, which were transmitted by the Palestine ... 10 Rachel Beckles Willson, Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West (Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Becoming Palestine

Becoming Palestine

In Becoming Palestine, Gil Z. Hochberg examines how contemporary Palestinian artists, filmmakers, dancers, and activists use the archive in order to radically imagine Palestine's future. She shows how artists such as Jumana Manna, Kamal Aljafari, Larissa Sansour, Farah Saleh, Basel Abbas, and Ruanne Abou-Rahme reimagine the archive, approaching it not through the desire to unearth hidden knowledge, but to sever the identification of the archive with the past. In their use of archaeology, musical traditions, and archival film and cinematic footage, these artists imagine a Palestinian future unbounded from colonial space and time. By urging readers to think about archives as a break from history rather than as history's repository, Hochberg presents a fundamental reconceptualization of the archive's liberatory potential.

Representation in Western Music

Notes I address this material more broadly in Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West (Cambridge University Press, 2013). 1 Robert J.C. Young, White Mythologies: Writing History and the West (New York and London: ...

Representation in Western Music

Representation in Western Music

Representation in Western Music offers a comprehensive study of the roles of representation in the composition, performance and reception of Western music. In recent years, there has been increasing academic interest in questions of musical interpretation and meaning and in music's interactions with other artistic media, and yet no book has dealt extensively with representation's important role in these processes. This volume presents new research about musical representation, with particular focus on Western art and popular music from the nineteenth century to the present day. It assembles essays by an international assortment of leading scholars on a range of subjects including instrumental music, opera, popular song, ballet, cinema and the music video. Individual sections address representation, interpretation and musical meaning; music's relationships with visual forms of representation; musical representation in dramatic forms; and the functions of music in the representation of identity.

The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music

[2] See Hall (2002), Melman (1992) and Murre-van den Berg (2006); for musicrelated literature, see McGuire (2009) and Wilde (2007). [3] Orientalism and Musical Mission: The Case of Palestine, in preparation. [4] See, among other sources ...

The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music

The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music

Since the late 1980s, the boundaries between the ‘musicologies’ have become increasingly blurred. Most notably, a growing number of musicologists have become interested in the ideas and methodologies of ethnomusicology, and in particular, in applying one of the central methodological tools of ethnomusicology – ethnography – to the study of Western ‘art’ music, a tradition which had previously been studied primarily through scores, recordings and other historical sources. Alongside this, since the 1970s a small number of ethnomusicologists have also written about Western art music, thus complicating the idea of ethnomusicology as the study of ‘other’ music. Indeed, there has been a growth in this area of scholarship in recent years. Approaching western art music through the perspectives of ethnomusicology can offer new and enriching insights to the study of this musical tradition, as shown in the writings presented in this book. The current volume is the first collection of essays on this topic and includes work by authors from a range of musicological and ethnomusicological backgrounds, exploring a variety of issues including music in orchestral outreach programmes, new audiences for classical music concerts, music and conflict transformation, ethnographic study of the rehearsal process, and the politics of a high-profile music festival. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnomusicology Forum.

The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

85 Fred Reinhard Dallmayr, Beyond Orientalism: Essays on Cross-Cultural Encounter (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1996), xi. 86 Werbner, 'Anthropology and the New Ethical ... Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West.

The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

Modernism in music still arouses passions and is riven by controversies. Taking root in the early decades of the twentieth century, it achieved ideological dominance for almost three decades following the Second World War, before becoming the object of widespread critique in the last two decades of the century, both from critics and composers of a postmodern persuasion and from prominent scholars associated with the ‘new musicology’. Yet these critiques have failed to dampen its ongoing resilience. The picture of modernism has considerably broadened and diversified, and has remained a pivotal focus of debate well into the twenty-first century. This Research Companion does not seek to limit what musical modernism might be. At the same time, it resists any dilution of the term that would see its indiscriminate application to practically any and all music of a certain period. In addition to addressing issues already well established in modernist studies such as aesthetics, history, institutions, place, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, production and performance, communication technologies and the interface with postmodernism, this volume also explores topics that are less established; among them: modernism and affect, modernism and comedy, modernism versus the ‘contemporary’, and the crucial distinction between modernism in popular culture and a ‘popular modernism’, a modernism of the people. In doing so, this text seeks to define modernism in music by probing its margins as much as by restating its supposed essence.

Music in Cyprus

Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. Bohlman, Philip V. 2000. 'Composing the Cantorate: Westernizing Europe's Other Within', in G. Born and D. Hesmondhalgh (eds), ...

Music in Cyprus

Music in Cyprus

Music in Cyprus draws its authors from both sides of the divided island to give a rounded picture of musical culture from the beginning of the British colonial period (1878-1960) until today. The book crosses conventional scholarly divides between musicology and ethnomusicology in order to achieve a panorama of music, culture and politics. Shared practices of traditional music and dance are outlined, and the appropriation of those practices by both communities in the aftermath of the de facto division of the island is examined. Art music (European and Ottoman) is also discussed, both in terms of the structures of musical life and the creative praxes of composers, and there is an account of the early stages of a popular music industry. The authors consider such questions as: What is the role of different musics in defining national, regional, social and cultural identities in Cyprus? How do Cypriot alterities illuminate European projects of modernity? And what has been the impact of westernization and modernization (and, conversely, of orientalization) on music in Cyprus? The book will be of interest to students and academics working not only in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology, but also in the history and anthropology of Cyprus and of the entire Greek-Anatolian region.

Music Transforming Conflict

Latin American Musical Review, 39(2), 160–93. ... Guilt by Association: The Effect of Attitudes towards Fascism in the Critical Assessment of the Music of Ottorino Respighi. ... Orientalism and Musical Mission: Palestine and the West.

Music Transforming Conflict

Music Transforming Conflict

Teach the world to sing, and all will be in perfect harmony - or so the songs tell us. Music is widely believed to unify and bring peace, but the focus on music as a vehicle for fostering empathy and reconciliation between opposing groups threatens to overly simplify our narratives of how interpersonal conflict might be transformed. This Element offers a critique of empathy's ethical imperative of radical openness and positions the acknowledgement of moral responsibility as a fundamental component of music's capacity to transform conflict. Through case studies of music and conflict transformation in Australia and Canada, Music Transforming Conflict assesses the complementary roles of musically mediated empathy and guilt in post-conflict societies and argues that a consideration of musical and moral implication as part of studies on music and conflict offers a powerful tool for understanding music's potential to contribute to societal change.

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