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  • "6/8 rhythm" Meets "lova-tsofina": Experiencing Malagasy Music 

    Fuhr, Jenny (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This paper argues for the importance of integrating musical practices into ethnomusicological research. Despite an ongoing debate about the need for a more performative approach (e.g., Baily, 2008), there are still only ...
  • The aesthetic imperative of a rational-technical machinery: a study in organizational control through the design of artifacts 

    Witkin, Robert W. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    The development of modern business and administrative organizations that are formally rational and technical in their structures and operations has given rise to the false conclusion that the aesthetic dimension does not ...
  • Agency and domination in communicative performance 

    Miles, Stephen (University of Exeter, 2009)
    Communicative approaches to musical composition and performance promote symbolic dialogue between performers and audiences, and seek to expand agency for all participants. Such approaches include the altering of performance ...
  • All We Hope For 

    Lenette, Caroline; Procopis, Brian (University of Exeter, 2016-09-22)
    The literature on the social and emotional wellbeing of community musicians who engage with marginalised groups with complex mental health issues such as refugees, is relatively scarce. The Scattered People is a collective ...
  • Applied ethnomusicology: bridging research and action 

    Pettan, Svanibor (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This article provides a brief sketch of how scholars may be actively involved in conflict transformation efforts using music or the arts beyond their purely artistic connotations. Here I will explore the ways in which ...
  • Artistic Practices: social interactions and cultural dynamics 

    Schurig, Eva (University of Exeter, 2017)
  • Arts in ecology: questions of foresight 

    Haley, David (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    First, to reflect upon the title, ‘Music and Arts in Action’. We might, for certain purposes, consider a coming together of art forms and disciplines. Not the crossovers, mergers and interdisciplinary dialectical fusions ...
  • Aumi-Futurism: The Elsewhere and "Elsewhen" of (Un)Rolling the Boulder and Turning the Page 

    Stewart, Jesse; Tucker, Sherrie; Williams, Peter A; Haaheim, Kip (University of Exeter, 2017)
    This article discusses two performances that used the movement-to-music technology known as the "Adaptive Use Musical Instrument" or AUMI to allow differently-abled participants to collaborate with one another: (Un)Rolling ...
  • Bambeh’s Song: Music, Women and Health in a Rural Community in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone 

    Bingley, Kate (University of Exeter, 2011)
    If we knew more about “music” as a human capability and its potential as an intellectual and affective force in human communication, society, and culture, we could use it more generally to enhance general education and to ...
  • Beyond Decoding: Art Installations and Mediation of Audiences 

    Farkhatdinov, B (University of Exeter, 2014)
    This article uses case studies of visual art installations to elaborate an alternative view of the way art is experienced by museum and gallery visitors. In particular, it is argued that the orthodox and influential decoding ...
  • Broken Wing 

    Lenette, Caroline; Procopis, Brian (University of Exeter, 2016-03-22)
    The literature on the social and emotional wellbeing of community musicians who engage with marginalised groups with complex mental health issues such as refugees, is relatively scarce. The Scattered People is a collective ...
  • Call for Papers, Theme Issue: "Musical and artistic mediations" 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), a refereed, multidisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a thematic issue examining mediation in music and other performance, visual and literary arts, to appear in volume 5(1), ...
  • Choral, Public and Private Listener Responses to Hildegard Westerkamp's École Polytechnique 

    McCartney, Andra; McCarthy, Marta (University of Exeter, 2012)
    Hildegard Westerkamp's (1990) composition École Polytechnique is an artistic response to one of Canada's most profoundly disturbing mass murders, the 1989 slaying of fourteen women in Montreal, Quebec. Using the theoretical ...
  • Collective identity and racial thought in São Paulo’s black gospel music scene 

    Burdick, John Samuel (University of Exeter, 2009)
    In an effort to push the literature on music and collective identity to examine how the cognitive dimension of collective identity gets constructed, this paper shifts away from the customary focus on lyrics, toward an ...
  • Conflict and Reparation: The agency of music in modern monastic community dynamics 

    Haste, AJ (University of Exeter, 2016)
    Despite the social climate of individualism and freedom of choice which pervades the early twenty-first century, men and women still feel called to enter monastic life, a decision which brings with it not only vows of ...
  • Creating A Dialogue through Improvisation in Cross-cultural Collaborations 

    Sanderson, Griselda (University of Exeter, 2016)
    These recordings are presented as outcomes of research investigation on the role of improvisation as dialogue between oral music practitioners from different cultures, comparing modes of practice between the subject of ...
  • 'Criminals' Performing for Change: Budhan Theatre´s fight against injustice and police atrocity 

    Bhatt, S (University of Exeter, 2016)
    This article is about the Budhan Theatre, located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and known for using Street Theatre as a medium to bring about social change. Budhan’s street theatre is a new kind of theatre which brings ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2012)
    Welcome to the fourth volume of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), and MAiA’s fifth year of publication from the Sociology of the Arts (SocArts) research group at the University of Exeter, UK. In this general issue, we are ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2010)
    The articles in this issue address varied fields of performance: opera, rock music, and engaged theatre. Taken together, these pieces look in detail at how individual performers, prop-makers, directors, playwrights, ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2011)
    We are delighted to present the first in what we anticipate to be a long line of Music and Arts in Action 'special issues' that referee, document and discuss innovative work presented at international conferences and ...