Eco-Music Theory

by Edwin K. C. Li Abstract In this article, I suggest that music theory, currently not being on the radar of ecomusicology, can offer ecomusicology a critical awareness of and sensibility to our relationship with nature itself that is neither apocalyptic nor nostalgic (Rehding 2011), but conceptual. Rather than merely asking questions about [...]

By |2021-04-14T19:16:15-04:00January 14th, 2021|Volume 7|0 Comments

Birdsong and its Socio-Cultural and Environmental Implications Among the Yoruba People of Nigeria

by Olusegun Stephen Titus Abstract Like many genres of song, nature songs contain philosophical principles which can be derived for human learning. This paper examines natural elements as socio-cultural signifiers in a selected song by Christopher Omotoso. One of his songs contains bird metaphors that re-enact the socio-cultural philosophies of the Yoruba people [...]

By |2021-01-14T00:48:54-05:00December 18th, 2020|Volume 7|0 Comments

Water Sounds: Four Essays

by Marcus Zagorski Abstract These four essays follow the course of water and its sounds: beginning from snow, moving through seasonal streams, to rivers, and ending in oceans. My hearings of place—in, respectively, the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia, the hills above Portola Valley in California, the Danube river near Bratislava, and the Atlantic [...]

By |2020-06-17T18:34:06-04:00June 17th, 2020|Volume 7|0 Comments

A New or Another Sound Map: Annea Lockwood and Mark Sciuchetti Listen to the Hudson River

by Denise Von Glahn and Mark Sciuchetti Authors’ Note The following article is the result of a collaborative project between Denise Von Glahn, Professor of Musicology at Florida State University (FSU), and Mark Sciuchetti, newly appointed Assistant Professor of Geography at Jacksonville State University. They met at FSU while Sciuchetti was pursuing degrees [...]

By |2021-04-19T12:53:44-04:00January 22nd, 2020|Volume 7|0 Comments
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