Provides a reference to How, cross-culturally people engage ideas of community, locality, and place through music.
WINNER OF THE 2019 SOCIETY OF ETHNOMUSICLOGY ELLEN KOSKOFF PRIZE FOR EDITED COLLECTIONS The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking provides a reference to how, cross-culturally, musicking constructs locality and how locality is constructed by the musicking that takes place within it, that is, how people engage with ideas of community and place through music. The term "musicking" has gained currency in music studies, and refers to the diverse ways in which people engage with music, regardless of the nature of this engagement. By linking musicking to the local, this book highlights the ways in which musical practices and discourses interact with people's everyday experiences and understandings of their immediate environment, their connections and commitment to that locality, and the people who exist within it. It explores what makes local musicking "local." By viewing musicking from the perspective of where it takes place, the contributions in this collection engage with debates on the processes of musicking, identity construction, community-building and network formation, competitions and rivalries, place and space making, and local-global dynamics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Preface Katherine Brucher and Suzel A. Reily Foreword: Amateur Bands, Their Localities, and Their Challenges - The Lessons of History Trevor Herbert Contributors Local Musicking: An Introduction Suzel A. Reily and Katherine Brucher Section I - Modes of Local Musicking 1. Participatory Performance and the Authenticity of Place in Old-Time Music Thomas Turino 2. Protestant-Lutheran Choir Singing in Northern Germany: Dimensions of Presentational Musicking in Local Community Britta Sweers 3. Attending Concerts: Local Musicking among Greenlandic Youth Andreas Otte 4. Hyperactive Musical Communities On- and Offline: Dancing and Producing Chicago Footwork, Shangaan Electro and Gqom Noel Lobley 5. Community Beyond Locality: Circuits of Transnational Macedonian Romani Music Carol Silverman 6. Community and the Musicking of Participatory Research in Rio de Janeiro Vincenzo Cambria Section II - Musicking and the Production of Locality 7. Sounding and Producing Locality: Creating a Locally Distinctive Band Practice in Cape Town Sylvia Bruinders 8. Orfeanismo: Local Musicking and the Building of Society in Provincial Portugal Maria do Rosario Pestana 9. "It Gets Better When the People Come to Dance!": Participatory Music in the Black Community of Campinas Erica Giesbrecht 10. Music Contests and Communities: A Small Competition Powwow and a Complex Fiddle Contest Chris Goertzen 11. Tuning in to Locality: Participatory Musicking at a Community Radio Station Andrew Mall 12. Performing Locality by Singing Together in Mizoram, Northeast India Joanna Heath 13. Bringing Down the Spirit: Locating Music and Experience among Nigerian Pentecostal Worshippers in Athens Evanthia Patsiaoura 14. The Musical Structuring of Feeling among the Venda Suzel A. Reily Section III - Pathways to Local Musicking 15. "I Am Sorry That We Made You Bleed:" Locality and Apprenticeship among Mande Hunters Theodore L. Konkouris 16. Child Musicians and Dancers Performing in Sync: Teaching, Learning, and Rehearsing Collectively in Bali Jonathan McIntosh 17. Local Music School Learning and Teaching: A View from Chicago and Beyond Michael O'Toole 18. The Hidden Musicians of the Guqin Music World of Lanzhou Zhao Yuxing and Suzel A. Reily 19. Rehearsing Values: Processes of Distinction in the Field Band Foundation of South Africa Laryssa Whittaker 20. Protestant Parading Band Rehearsals in Northern Ireland Gordon Ramsey 21. Pathways to Musicianship: Narratives by People with Blindness Lucia Reily and Leonardo Augusto Cardoso de Oliveira Section IV - Locality, Musical Connections, and Encounters 22. Borders and the Alma Guarani: Musical Encounters between Paraguay, Argentina, and Mato Grosso do Sul Evandro Higa 23. Musica Litoranea (Coastal Music): Musicking Afro-Azorean Encounters in the South of Brazil Reginaldo Gil Braga 24. Laughter, Liquor, and Licentiousness: Preservation through Play in Southern Vietnamese Traditional Music Alexander M. Cannon 25. Performing the Local: Javanese Gamelan, Institutional Agendas, and "Structures of Feeling" at the Southbank Centre, London Maria Mendonca 26. Mapping Cultural Diversity among Brazilian Musicians in Madrid Gabril Hoskin 27. Sounding Out Community at Feasts in Portugal and in the Diaspora Katherine Brucher 28. Local Musicking for a Global Cause Caroline Bithell Section V - Musicking Local Frictions 29. Sensing the Street: The Power and Politics of Sound and Aurality in a Northern Australian Rhythmscape Fiona Magowan 30. Negotiating Local Tastes: Urban Professional Musicians in Athens Ioannis Tsioulakis 31. Listening Low-Cost: Ethnography, the City, and the Tourist Ear Lila Ellen Gray 32. Locating the National: Performing British Identity in Northern Ireland Ray Casserly 33. The Political Aesthetics of Musicking during Carnival in Santiago de Cuba Kjetil Klette Bohler 34. (Re)Presenting Marginality: Place and Musical Thought in Fernando Cabrera's Song "Ciudad de la Plata" Ernesto Donas 35. Opening Eyes through Ears: Migrant Africans Musicking in Sao Paulo Jasper Chalcraft and Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji Afterword: The Real Realization of Music-Ritual: Local, Not-Local, and Localized Ruth Finnegan Index