Remixing Music Studies: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Cook

1st Edition

Ananay Aguilar, Ross Cole, Matthew Pritchard, Eric Clarke

Routledge
July 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138359925 - CAT# K396181

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Summary

Where is the academic study of music today, and what paths should it take into the future? Should we be looking at how music relates to society and constructs meaning through it, rather than how it transcends the social? Can we ‘remix’ our discipline and attempt to address all musics on an equal basis, without splitting ourselves in advance into subgroups of ‘musicologists’, ‘theorists’, and ‘ethnomusicologists’? These are some of the crucial issues that Nicholas Cook has raised since he emerged in the 1990s as one of the UK’s leading and most widely-read voices in critical musicology. In this book, collaborators and former students of Cook pursue these questions, and others raised by his work––from notation, historiography, and performance to the place of music in multimedia forms such as virtual reality and video games, analysing both how it can bring people together and the ways in which it has failed to do so.

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