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Between Local and Global: String Band Seminar - YBA323
Title in English: Between Local and Global: String Band Seminar
Guaranteed by: Liberal Arts and Humanities (24-SHVAJ)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Actual: from 2018
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (25)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Jurková, Ph.D.
Lee Bidgood
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Last update: Lee Bidgood (07.02.2019)
A multi-disciplinary and international examination of the string band as a musical means for mediating between the global and the local. Case studies include bluegrass, Latin American norteno/frontera, son jarocho, Indonesian kroncong, afropop, blues, various representations of Balkan music, and versions of “European/Western Art Music.” This course will use the vocabulary of "Scenes" as it has been developed in music studies, as well as the frameworks for considering the music business and music movement from Taylor, Born, and Hesmondhalgh, and will use specialized literature about various specific scenes and local situations. This course emerges from the instructor’s conviction that music making (or "musicking" per Christopher Small)— especially in string band contexts—is inevitably about people and their relationships, not only those produced in sound. As we examine many sounds, places, and scales of production, this course will remain grounded in the human and relational aspects of musicking. No formal musical experience necessary. Participation in the related String Band Ensemble strongly recommended.
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