Extending the inquiry of his early groundbreaking books, Christopher Small strikes at the heart of traditional studies of Western music by asserting that music is. Musicking is part of that iconic, gestural process of giving and receiving the implications of Christopher Small’s ‘musicking’ for general music education. Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening by Christopher Small. CHRISTOPHER SMALL. Musicking. THE MEANINGS OF. PERFORMING AND.
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A radical and nuanced reading of our contemporary “classical music culture,” brilliantly argued and very expressively written.
Reminiscent of Ken Wilber and Lewis Hyde in his ability to convey complex and keen insights in such a fashion that they seem to unfold effortlessly in the brain. I thought of so many people I wanted to share this book with my brother, Tim, and Ben W. Great review of this by Robert Christgau from the Village Voice Account Options Sign in.
Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening (Music Culture)
In this new book, Small outlines a theory of what he terms “musicking,” a verb that encompasses all musical My library Help Advanced Book Search. Wesleyan University Press Amazon.
The Meanings of Performing and Listening. Wesleyan University Press- Music – pages. Extending the inquiry of his early groundbreaking books, Christopher Small strikes at the heart of traditional studies of Western music by asserting that music is not a thing, but rather an activity.
In this new book, Small outlines a curistopher of what he terms “musicking,” a verb that encompasses all musical activity from composing to performing ssmall listening to a Walkman to singing in the shower. Using Gregory Bateson’s philosophy of mind and a Geertzian thick description of a typical concert in a typical symphony hall, Small demonstrates how musicking forms a ritual through which all the participants explore and celebrate the relationships that constitute their social identity.
This engaging and deftly written trip through the concert hall will have readers rethinking every aspect of their musical worlds. User Review – Flag as inappropriate A radical and nuanced reading of our contemporary “classical music culture,” brilliantly argued and very expressively written.
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