Nettl s Elephant

Nettl s Elephant

This entertaining collection covers Nettl's scholarly interests ranging from Native American to Mediterranean to Middle Eastern contexts while laying out the pivotal moments of the field and conversations with the giants of its past.

Author: Bruno Nettl

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252090233

Category: Music

Page: 288

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From one of the most lauded scholars in ethnomusicology comes this enlightening and highly personal narrative on the evolution and current state of the field of ethnomusicology. Surveying the field he helped establish, Bruno Nettl investigates how concepts such as evolution, geography, and history serve as catalysts for advancing ethnomusicological methods and perspectives. This entertaining collection covers Nettl's scholarly interests ranging from Native American to Mediterranean to Middle Eastern contexts while laying out the pivotal moments of the field and conversations with the giants of its past. Nettl moves from reflections on the history of ethnomusicology to evaluations of the principal organizations in the field, interspersing those broader discussions with shorter essays focusing on neglected literature and personal experiences.
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The Study of Ethnomusicology

The Study of Ethnomusicology

An updated bibliography rounds out the volume. A classroom perennial and a must-have for any scholar's bookshelf, the third edition of The Study of Ethnomusicology introduces Nettl's thought to a new generation.

Author: Bruno Nettl

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252097331

Category: Music

Page: 568

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Known affectionately as "The Red Book," Bruno Nettl's The Study of Ethnomusicology became a classic upon its original publication in 1983. Scholars and students alike have hailed it not just for its insights but for a disarming, witty style able to engage and entertain even casual readers while providing essential grounding in the field. In this third edition, Nettl revises the text throughout, adding new chapters and discussions that take into account recent developments across the field and reflecting on how his thinking has changed or even reversed itself during his sixty-year career. An updated bibliography rounds out the volume.
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Becoming an Ethnomusicologist

Becoming an Ethnomusicologist

This book traces the personalities and contributions of eleven individuals who influenced the ethnomusicologist Bruno Nettl. The book also discusses the evolution and rise of the discipline of ethnomusicology.

Author: Bruno Nettl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810886971

Category: Music

Page: 241

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This book traces the personalities and contributions of eleven individuals who influenced the ethnomusicologist Bruno Nettl. The book also discusses the evolution and rise of the discipline of ethnomusicology.
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Following the Elephant

Following the Elephant

The roster of acclaimed scholars hail from across generations, using other works in the collection as launching points for dialogues on the history and accomplishments of the field. Nettl divides the collection into three sections.

Author: Bruno Nettl

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252099601

Category: Music

Page: 256

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In Following the Elephant, Bruno Nettl edits articles drawn from fifty years of the pioneering journal Ethnomusicology. The roster of acclaimed scholars hail from across generations, using other works in the collection as launching points for dialogues on the history and accomplishments of the field. Nettl divides the collection into three sections. In the first, authors survey ethnomusicology from perspectives that include thoughts on defining and conceptualizing the field and its concepts. The second section offers milestones in the literature that critique major works. The authors look at what separates ethnomusicology from other forms of music research and discuss foundational issues. The final section presents scholars considering ethnomusicology--including recent trends--from the perspective of specific, but abiding, strands of thought. Contributors: Charlotte J. Frisbie, Mieczylaw Kolinski, Gerhard Kubik, George List, Alan P. Merriam, Bruno Nettl, David Pruett, Adelaida Reyes, Timothy Rice, Jesse D. Ruskin, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Gabriel Solis, Jeff Todd Titon, J. Lawrence Witzleben, and Deborah Wong
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Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians

Ethnomusicological Encounters with Music and Musicians

Andrew P. Killick is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the University of Sheffield. He received his doctorate in ... Nettls Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology (2010). Daniel M. Neuman has taught at Dartmouth College and ...

Author: Professor Timothy Rice

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409494782

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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Designed as a tribute to Robert Garfias, who has conducted field work in more cultures than any other living ethnomusicologist, this volume explores the originating encounter in field work of ethnomusicologists with the musicians and musical traditions they study. The nineteen contributors provide case studies from nearly every corner of the world, including biographies of important musicians from the Philippines, Turkey, Lapland, and Korea; interviews with, and reports of learning from, musicians from Ireland, Bulgaria, Burma, and India; and analyses of how traditional musicians adapt to the encounter with modernity in Japan, India, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Morocco, and the United States. The book also provides a window into the history of ethnomusicology since all the contributors have had a relationship with the University of Washington, home to one of the oldest programs in ethnomusicology in the United States. Inspired by the example of Robert Garfias, they are all indefatigable field researchers and among the leading authorities in the world on their particular musical cultures. The contributions illustrate the core similarities in their approach to the discipline of ethnomusicology and at the same time deal with a remarkably wide range of perspectives, themes, issues, and theoretical questions. Readers should find this collection of essays a fascinating, indeed surprising, glimpse into an important aspect of the history of ethnomusicology.
Categories: Social Science

Public Ethnomusicology Education Archives Commerce

Public Ethnomusicology  Education  Archives    Commerce

Nettl, Bruno. (2006). “We're on the Map: Reflections on SEM in 1955 and 2005.” Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology 50(2): 179–189. Nettl, Bruno. (2010). Nettl's Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology.

Author: Svanibor Pettan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190885793

Category: Music

Page: 288

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The seven ethnomusicologists who contributed to this volume discuss the role and impact of applied ethnomusicology in a variety of public and private sectors, including the commercial music industry, archives and collections, public folklore programs, and music education programs at public schools. Public Ethnomusicology, Education, Archives, and Commerce is the third of three paperback volumes derived from the original Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology. The Handbook can be understood as an applied ethnomusicology project: as a medium of getting to know the thoughts and experiences of global ethnomusicologists, of enriching general knowledge and understanding about ethnomusicologies and applied ethnomusicologies in various parts of the world, and of inspiring readers to put the accumulated knowledge, understanding, and skills into good use for the betterment of our world.
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Theory Method Sustainability and Conflict

Theory  Method  Sustainability  and Conflict

An Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, Volume 1 Svanibor Pettan, Jeff Titon. Ling, Jan. (1999). ... Nettl, Bruno. (2010). Nettl's Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Nettl, Bruno.

Author: Svanibor Pettan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190885700

Category: Music

Page: 304

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The nine ethnomusicologists who contributed to this volume, balanced in age and gender and hailing from a diverse array of countries, share the goal of stimulating further development in the field of ethnomusicology. By theorizing applied ethnomusicology, offering histories, and detailing practical examples, they explore the themes of peace and conflict studies, ecology, sustainability, and the theoretical and methodological considerations that accompany them. Theory, Method, Sustainability, and Conflict is the first of three paperback volumes derived from the original Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, which can be understood as an applied ethnomusicology project: as a medium of getting to know the thoughts and experiences of global ethnomusicologists, of enriching general knowledge and understanding about ethnomusicologies and applied ethnomusicologies in various parts of the world, and of inspiring readers to put the accumulated knowledge, understanding, and skills into good use for the betterment of our world.
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De Colonization Heritage and Advocacy

De Colonization  Heritage  and Advocacy

Nettl, Bruno. (2006). “We're on the Map: Reflections on SEM in 1955 and 2005.” Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology 50(2): 179–189. Nettl, Bruno. (2010). Nettl's Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology.

Author: Svanibor Pettan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190885748

Category: Music

Page: 320

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The nine ethnomusicologists who contributed to this volume present a diverse range of views, approaches, and methodologies that address indigenous peoples, immigrants, and marginalized communities. Discussing participatory action research, social justice, empowerment, and critical race theory in relation to ethnomusicology, De-Colonization, Heritage, and Advocacy is the second of three paperback volumes derived from the original Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology. The Handbook can be understood as an applied ethnomusicology project: as a medium of getting to know the thoughts and experiences of global ethnomusicologists, of enriching general knowledge and understanding about ethnomusicologies and applied ethnomusicologies in various parts of the world, and of inspiring readers to put the accumulated knowledge, understanding, and skills into good use for the betterment of our world.
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Grainger the Modernist

Grainger the Modernist

5 Many of Nettl's writings on the history of ethnomusicology are collected in Bruno Nettl, Nettl's Elephant: On the History of ... 7 Helen Myers, ed., Ethnomusicology: Historical and Regional Studies (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, ...

Author: Suzanne Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317125013

Category: Music

Page: 286

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Unaccountably, Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of both American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals the well-known composer of popular gems to be a self-described ’hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ’ego-less’ composition and designed electronic machines intended to supersede human application. Grainger was far from being a self-sufficient maverick working in isolation. Through contact with innovators such as Ferrucio Busoni, Léon Theremin and Henry Cowell; promotion of the music of modern French and Spanish schools; appreciation of vernacular, jazz and folk musics; as well as with the study and transcription of non-Western music; he contested received ideas and proposed many radical new approaches. By reappraising Grainger’s social and historical connectedness and exploring the variety of aspects of modernity seen in his activities in the British, American and Australian contexts, the authors create a profile of a composer, propagandist and visionary whose modernist aesthetic paralleled that of the most advanced composers of his day, and, in some cases, anticipated their practical experiments.
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Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

“Definitions of 'Comparative Musicology' and 'Ethnomusicology': An Historical-Theoretical Perspective.” Ethnomusicology 2 (1977): 189-204. Mithen, Steven. ... Nettl's Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology.

Author: Jonathan McCollum

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498507059

Category: Music

Page: 430

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Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists who seek to meaningfully represent music traditions across barriers of both time and space.
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