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Public and intimate sociability in first nations and Métis fiddling

Dueck, Byron (2007). Public and intimate sociability in first nations and Métis fiddling. Ethnomusicology, 51(1) pp. 30–63.

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Abstract

This article examines aboriginal fiddle music in the western Canadian province of Manitoba as it is enabled by two modes of musical sociability: face-to-face interactions between musical and social intimates, and “imagining” forms of sociability that generate musical publics. These modes of acquaintanceship have distinct implications for musical interactions and for the metrical and structural organization of fiddle tunes. Nevertheless, the two modes of sociability also interlace in myriad ways, as publicly circulating tunes and styles are embedded in intimate performance and daily life, and as expressions of musical intimacy are oriented to audiences of strangers.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0014-1836
Keywords: music; EMMP; Canada; public culture; indigenous music; Métis; first nations
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Music
Item ID: 9742
Depositing User: Byron Dueck
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9742
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