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Toward an ethnomusicology of sound experience

Clayton, Martin (2008). Toward an ethnomusicology of sound experience. In: Stobart, Henry ed. The New (Ethno)musicologies. Lanham, MA: Scarecrow Press, pp. 135–169.

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This article argues that ethnomusicology would benefit from taking more account of the ways in which human beings experience and interpret sound. Ethnomusicologists have tended to work at a meta-discursive level (writing words about others' words), leaving the gap between musical experience and paramusical discourse under-explored. This chapter asks whether that situation can be changed and what may be gained by doing so, and is illustrated with an example of north Indian raga performance.

Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 0-8108-6101-1, 978-0-8108-6101-5
Keywords: music; EMMP
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Music
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Item ID: 13024
Depositing User: Martin Clayton
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009 08:47
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2011 21:36
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