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The Lotus and the King: Imagery, Gesture and Meaning in a Hindustani Rāg

Leante, Laura (2009). The Lotus and the King: Imagery, Gesture and Meaning in a Hindustani Rāg. Ethnomusicology Forum, 18(2) pp. 185–206.

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Abstract

This article brings together investigation of gesture and imagery in the study of North Indian classical music, focusing on a particular rag - Shree rag - in detail. The research, based on extensive ethnography and analysis of audiovisual recordings, reveals how the embodiment of sound as patterns of movement is a key to understanding how musicians associate particular images and emotions with rags, and at the same time how such processes of signification are intertwined with culturally embedded meanings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1741-1912
Keywords: South Asia; Hindustani Classical Music; Raga; gesture; imagery; meaning construction
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Music
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Item ID: 18992
Depositing User: Laura Leante
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 12:04
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18992
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