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  • '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 

    Boia, PS (University of Exeter, 2016)
    It is our pleasure to announce a new issue of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), published by the SocArts Research Group, University of Exeter, UK, which provides the reader with rich insights into realities remarkably ...
  • 'They Change Us': The social and emotional impacts on music facilitators of engaging in music and singing with asylum seekers 

    Lenette, C; Procopis, B (University of Exeter, 2016)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Flemish Lions Singing: Community imagination and historical legitimisation of nationalism at the 76th Flemish National Song Festival 

    Mazzola, A (University of Exeter, 2016)
    The purpose of this article is to examine how music is used as a tool to express political claims as well as to strengthen the collective consciousness of the Flemish nationalist movement in the context of the 76th Flemish ...
  • 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 ...
  • Playing with Distinction? Music Therapy and the Affordances of Improvisation 

    Procter, Simon (University of Exeter, 2016)
    In the United Kingdom (UK), improvisation seems to be regarded as central to, and even defnitional of, the practice of music therapy. This article considers reasons why improvisation might be professionally prized in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Editorial: Improvisation Among the Discourses 

    Stewart, J (University of Exeter, 2016)
    Tis Special Issue of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) is a collection essays that began as talks that were delivered at the 2010 symposium, “Flirting with Uncertainty: Improvisation in Performance”, that was organized by ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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".
  • 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 ...
  • Spontaneous Lux: Freestyling in Hip Hop Dance and Music 

    Fogarty, Mary (University of Exeter, 2016)
    This essay and the accompanying video documentary explore "freestyling" (improvising) in hip hop culture, focusing in particular on a Canadian b-boy (breaking) crew called the Albino Zebrahs, which distinguishes itself ...

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