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  • Interactive theatre: drama as social intervention 

    Somers, John William (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    In the book Performing Communities, Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of US-based Cornerstone Theater Company, is quoted as saying: You cannot predict what art changes. You’re naïve if you think you know you’re going to change ...
  • Keywords in Musical Free Improvisation 

    Bergstroem-Nielsen, C (University of Exeter, 2016)
    This article presents some keywords and concepts concerning free improvised music and its recent developments drawing from ongoing bibliographical research. A radical pluralism stems from musicians' backgrounds and the ...
  • Listen! 

    Hennion, Antoine (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    This article reformulates the sociology of music as an exercise that is not content with merely circling around music, either in order to give it a context or to turn it into a social resource for any kind of claim. By ...
  • The Making of a Cultural Icon: The Electric Guitar 

    Danaher, B (University of Exeter, 2014)
    This article investigates how products of material culture can become cultural icons. Employing ideas from the production of culture perspective, this research traces the historical process by which the electric guitar was ...
  • Making opera work: bricolage and the management of dramaturgy 

    Atkinson, Paul (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Based on an ethnographic study of an international opera company, the paper reports a number of aspects of preparation, rehearsal and performance. It documents the creation of operatic productions as everyday, mundane work. ...
  • The Modern Idea of Creativity and its Influence on Music Therapy 

    Wakao, Y (University of Exeter, 2016)
    In recent years, improvisation has been recognized as one of the most important tools for music therapy. Several accounts have been made concerning the importance of improvisation, each from a particular music therapists ...
  • Music and art in conflict transformation: a review 

    Bergh, Arild; Sloboda, John (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Since the early 1990s, there has been an increase in the use of music and the arts within a conflict transformation context. This guest editorial discusses the developments in this research and practical area. The current ...
  • Music and Arts in Health Promotion and Death Education: The St Christopher’s Schools Project 

    Tsiris, Giorgos; Tasker, Marion; Lawson, Virginia; Prince, Gerry; Dives, Tamsin; Sands, Mick; Ridley, Andrew (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The reality of death and dying is rarely discussed openly in modern Western societies, while death sometimes is even considered to be a ‘failure’ in the context of traditional, medically-focused healthcare systems. Similarly, ...
  • Music and conflict transformation in Bosnia: constructing and reconstructing the normal 

    Robertson, Craig (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Can music play a role in positive conflict transformation? Having developed a theoretical basis from a previous examination of the contrasting musical conflict transformation projects of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra ...
  • Music and Migration: A Transnational Approach 

    Kiwan, Nadia; Meinhof, Ulrike Hanna (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This special issue on the theme of Music and Migration addresses the highly topical theme of migration and the vitality of “cultural diasporas” through the prism of migrating musicians and migrating musical forms. All nine ...
  • Music and Reconciliation in Colombia: Opportunities and Limitations of Songs Composed by Victims 

    Pinto Garcia, ME (University of Exeter, 2014)
    Colombia is a war-torn society where an important number of conflict-related songs have been composed by victims at the grassroots level. In order to develop a better understanding of the scope of music as a tool for ...
  • Music as evil: deviance and metaculture in classical music 

    Pino, Nathan W. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    This paper aims to apply the sociology of deviance and the concept of metaculture to the sociology of high-art and music. Examples of classical music criticisms over time are presented and discussed. Music critics have ...
  • Music in Dementia Care: Increased Understanding Through Mixed Research 

    Hara, Mariko (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Over the past decade there has been an increased interest in the wide variety of issues involved in the care of individuals with dementia. One particular area of research is the effect of music on those with dementia, ...
  • Music in therapy: increasing possibilities for action 

    Ruud, Even (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    The article discusses how music therapy, considered as a discipline as well as arenas of different practices and theoretical models, may contribute to our understanding of how music may influence our actions. Among the ...
  • Music of the Multiethnic Minority: A Postnational Perspective 

    Knudsen, Jan Sverre (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This article examines implications of a postnational perspective on the music of minorities. As an example, the musical practices of a multiethnic hip-hop group in Norway are discussed with reference to musicological, ...
  • Musical Improvisation and the Academy 

    Stewart, J (University of Exeter, 2016)
    Academic interest in musical improvisation has increased signifcantly in recent years. This is evidenced not only by the increasing number of publications focused on improvisation, but also by the growing number of ...
  • National identity and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra 

    Riiser, Solveig (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This article examines the role of national identity in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an orchestra consisting of young musicians from Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Iran. The article is built upon ...
  • The Nile Project: making music for peace in the Nile Basin region 

    Mancini Becker, Kelly (University of Exeter, 2017)
    The use of music in peacebuilding is a new and emerging field. Yet there is sparse empirical evidence on its outcomes. The Nile Project is a musical collaborative from East Africa that brings together musicians from all ...
  • On the autonomy of the aesthetic: Witkin I versus Witkin II 

    Alexander, Jeffrey C. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    On this occasion we celebrate and deliberate the publication twenty years ago of Robert Witkin’s “The Aesthetic Imperative of a Rational-Technical Machinery.” It is a striking and richly textured essay. Witkin weaves ...
  • The Otoasobi Project: Improvising with Disability 

    Numata, Rii (University of Exeter, 2016-03-18)
    This video features excerpts from improvised performances of The Otoasobi Project of Kobe, Japan. The performance footage include "Oto-no-Shiro", "Oto-no-Umi", and "Oto-no-Kikiippatsu".