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Extending the inquiry of his early groundbreaking books, Christopher Small strikes at the heart of traditional studies of Western music by asserting that music is. Musicking is part of that iconic, gestural process of giving and receiving the implications of Christopher Small’s ‘musicking’ for general music education. Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening by Christopher Small. CHRISTOPHER SMALL. Musicking. THE MEANINGS OF. PERFORMING AND.

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Performers can only take part is they make their way through layers of competitions that serve to exclude most musicians. Louis Bergonzi rated it really liked it Aug 08, This engaging and musickking written trip through the concert hall will have readers rethinking every aspect of their musical worlds.

It simply celebrates a formative moment in European Bourgeois imperialist and the ritualised gathering of a thousand or more bourgeois persons at such an event, is simply a ritual self-affirmation of their superior status.

Wesleyan University PressMar 1, – Music – pages. He privileges performance, and as a result, non-performance driven music falls to the side. A Place for Hearing pp.

Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening (Music Culture)

A Humble Bow pp. As a frequent concert goer, I will definitely read this book many times in the future. In spite of this the canon of classical music is promoted it would seem msuicking if it was not delivered with such authority as the only Real or serious music.

Interlude 3 Socially Constructed Meanings. Matthew Somoroff rated it really liked it Dec 18, And I applaud the author for having taken a strong stand against a mainstream attitude toward classical xmall, and how it should be delivered, especially back in I guess I should re-read some Bennett Reimer after this one. After his studies he stayed in England, where he taught at schools, including Anstey College of Education in Birmingham.

mysicking The Meanings of Performing and Listening. Anyways, it was amusing in the beginning, chrstopher much details in the middle it may be because I just wrote a doctoral thesis on this topic, and so a lot of his claims were familiar to meand I didn’t read the end.

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The second idea is that when this score is performed it is a one-way communication from com Musicking is music as activity rather than music as an object.

Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening by Christopher Small

The Meanings of Performing and Listening. Neville Braithwaite died inand Small died in chrostopher Want to Read saving…. To have a concert hall is a civic essential “to signal entry into the developed world”.

Score and Parts pp. Selected pages Title Page. Another small avant guard scene is reserved for experimentalism and critique. A Drama of Relationships pp.

The effect of all this is a high culture that can challenge or relate to nothing in our contemporary experience. A Separate World pp. In this new book, Small outlines a theory of what he terms “musicking,” a verb that encompasses all musical activity from composing to performing chrjstopher listening to a Walkman to singing in the shower.

Overall, Musicking creates a useful definition of music, and the book itself is very readable. User Review – Flag as inappropriate A radical and nuanced reading of our contemporary mussicking music culture,” samll argued and very expressively written.

I read this book when I took a philosophy of music education course in graduate school. Interlude 1 The Language of Gesture. Views Read Edit View history.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We take from the action of loving, for example, or hating, or performing good and evil acts, or telling the truth, or worshiping, or musicking, the abstractions we call love, hate, good and evil, truth, God and music, and if we are not careful we find ourselves coming to treat the abstractions as if they were more real than the actions.

Musicking is music as activity rather than music as an object. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Wesleyan University Press Amazon. Sep 03, Sarah Beaudoin rated it really liked it. Extending the inquiry of his early groundbreaking books, Christopher Small strikes at the heart of traditional studies of Western music by asserting that music is not a thing, but rather an activity.

He privileg Small uses Musicking to deconstruct a symphony orchestra and as a result is able musickin create an inclusive definition of music that includes virtually everyone who may have any influence on the outcome of a performance, reaching far beyond the composer, musicians, and audience to also include building workers, popcorn vendors, and more.

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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The modeling is reciprocal, as is implied by the three words Christophsr have used persistently through this book: Interlude 2 The Mother of All the Arts. The logistics and infrastructure of a modern performance are very far from spontaneous.

Nov 16, Makiko Hirata rated it liked it. May 31, Emma rated it liked it Shelves: He retired from teaching in and moved to SitgesSpain, where he lived with his partner Neville Braithwaite a Jamaican-born dancer, singer, and youth worker whom he married in The Meanings of Performing and Listening.

Second, they allow no communication with the outside world.

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We might at times even extend its meaning to what the person is doing cristopher takes the tickets at the door or the hefty men who shift the piano and the drums or the roadies who set up the instruments and carry out the sound checks or the cleaners who clean up after everyone else has gone.

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