Thursday, March 14, 2013

What is Ecomusicology?

Ecomusicology, writes Aaron S. Allen "considers the relationships of music, culture, and nature; ... it is the study of musical and sonic issues, both textual and performative, as they relate to ecology and the environment." A colloquy on Ecocriticism and Musicology was published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (64/2, summer 2011), 391-424, and an Ecomusicology Listening Room at the national meeting in New Orleans (November 2012) drew wide attention, notably for a performance of a Bach work for solo violin performed in front of a photograpahic image of the endangered pernambuco tree, from which prized violin bows are crafted.

Visit the lovely on-line version of The Ecomusicology Listening Room

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