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Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part 2): Dysfunction of Seasonal Change, Climatic Reversal, and Musical Worlding

by Sebastian Hachmeyer[1] Abstract In Kallawaya cosmology autochthonous (indigenous) musical practices are closely related to the social, natural, and spiritual environment. This is evident from processes surrounding the construction and tuning of instruments, activities in the cycle of agrarian production, collective ritual and healing practices, and communications with ancestors and deities relating to [...]

By |2020-01-07T02:53:31+00:00June 19th, 2017|Volume 5|Comments Off on Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part 2): Dysfunction of Seasonal Change, Climatic Reversal, and Musical Worlding

Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part 1): Sonorous Meshwork, Musical Performativity, and the Transformation of Pacha

by Sebastian Hachmeyer[1] Abstract In Kallawaya cosmology autochthonous (indigenous rural) musical practices are closely related to the social, natural and spiritual environment. This is evident from processes surrounding the construction and tuning of musical instruments, activities in the cycle of agrarian production, collective ritual and healing practices, and communications with ancestors and deities [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:52:40+00:00February 28th, 2017|Volume 5|Comments Off on Music, Climate, and Therapy in Kallawaya Cosmology (Part 1): Sonorous Meshwork, Musical Performativity, and the Transformation of Pacha

Music and Ecology International Multidisciplinary Symposium 2015: A Summary

by Andreja Vrekalić (Croatia) Music and Ecology International Multidisciplinary Symposium 2015 28 – 29 August 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia City Museum Ljubljana   A considerable effort of five associations – (1) the Secretariat of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), located in Ljubljana since 2011; (2) the Imago Sloveniae, one of the national agencies organizing [...]

By |2019-10-07T05:39:05+00:00December 31st, 2016|Volume 4|Comments Off on Music and Ecology International Multidisciplinary Symposium 2015: A Summary

Experiencing Environmental Crises Through Music

by Sini Mononen (University of Turku, Finland) Finnish musicologist Juha Torvinen is working on a personal research project entitled Music, Nature, and Environmental Crises: A Northern Perspective on Ecocritical Trends in Contemporary Music. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland. His project is the first in Finland to have significant funding for a [...]

By |2019-10-07T05:39:05+00:00December 31st, 2016|Volume 4|Comments Off on Experiencing Environmental Crises Through Music

Music, Nature and Environmental Crises: A Northern Perspective on Ecocritical Trends in Contemporary Music

by Juha Torvinen (University of the Arts, Helsinki) Description of the Research Project "Music, Nature and Environmental Crises" Environmental concerns have become an inescapable part of the everyday life in the Western world. At the same time, it has been widely acknowledged that scientific research, technological know-how, and legislative regulation are not sufficient to gain [...]

By |2019-10-07T05:39:05+00:00December 31st, 2016|Volume 4|Comments Off on Music, Nature and Environmental Crises: A Northern Perspective on Ecocritical Trends in Contemporary Music

Reconnecting the Music-Making Experience: Supporting Small-Scale Local Craftsmanship in the Academic Percussion Community

by Alex Smith   In this essay, I propose a framework for musical instrument manufacturing that draws upon ideas of disconnection and reconnection as they relate to sustainability in order to show how composers, performers, and instrument makers might work together more effectively. As effects of globalization arguably “disconnect” (or obscure linkages between) producers, consumers, and [...]

By |2019-10-07T05:39:05+00:00December 31st, 2016|Volume 4|Comments Off on Reconnecting the Music-Making Experience: Supporting Small-Scale Local Craftsmanship in the Academic Percussion Community

Music and Coal Activism: Perspectives from the Field

By Travis D. Stimeling (West Virginia University), Saro Lynch-Thomason (Blair Pathways, Asheville, NC), Nate May (College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati), and Andrew Munn (Bard College)   Driving through Central Appalachia, it is nearly impossible to avoid the impact of more than a century of coal extraction in the region. Cars with West Virginia and [...]

By |2019-10-07T05:39:05+00:00December 31st, 2016|Volume 4|Comments Off on Music and Coal Activism: Perspectives from the Field
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