Éditeur:
Date de parution:
novembre, 2020
Type de norme: 
ISBN 13
Numéro: 
9780367486921
Direction d'ouvrage:
Robert Adlington et Esteban Buch (Eds)

Finding Democracy in Music

Robert Adlington

For a century and more, the idea of democracy has fuelled musicians’imaginations. Seeking to go beyond music’s proven capacity to contribute to specific political causes, musicians have explored how aspects of their practice embody democratic principles. This may involve adopting particular approaches to compositional material, performance practice, relationships to audiences, or modes of dissemination and distribution.

Finding Democracy in Music is the first study to offer a wide-ranging investigation of ways in which democracy may thus be found in music. A guiding theme of the volume is that this takes place in a plurality of ways, depending upon the perspective taken to music’s manifold relationships, and the idea of democracy being entertained. Contributing authors explore various genres including orchestral composition, jazz, the post-war avant-garde, online performance, and contemporary popular music, as well as employing a wide array of theoretical, archival, and ethnographic methodologies. Particular attention is given to the contested nature of democracy as a category, and the gaps that frequently arise between utopian aspiration and reality. In so doing, the volume interrogates a key way in which music helps to articulate and shape our social lives and our politics.

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Pendant un siècle et plus, l'idée de la démocratie a alimenté l'imagination des musiciens. Cherchant à aller au-delà de la capacité prouvée de la musique à contribuer à des causes politiques spécifiques, les musiciens ont exploré comment les aspects de leur pratique incarnent les principes démocratiques Cela peut impliquer l'adoption d'une approche particulière en matière de composition, de pratiques de performance, de relations avec les publics ou de modes de diffusion et de distribution. Trouver la démocratie dans la musique est la première étude qui offre une vaste enquête sur les façons dont la démocratie peut donc se retrouver dans la musique.

 

Table des matières / Table of Contents

Introduction: looking for democracy in music and elsewhere  1. ‘Unsociable sociability’: orchestras, conflict and democratic politics in Finland after 1917  2. Dismantling borders, assembling hierarchies: Percy Grainger and the idea of democracy  3. How democratic is jazz  4. Curating difference: Elliott Carter and democracy  5. Getting exercised: ensemble relations in Christian Wolff’s Exercises  6. Defining audible democracy: new music in post-dictatorship Argentina  7. Network music and digital utopianism: the rise and fall of the Res Rocket Surfer project, 1994–2003  8. As the band hit full throttle: live event, mediatization and collective identification in popular music concert films  9. Reinventing audiences: imagining radical musical democracies.