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A unique collaboration between two of the most challenging voices studying music today, this volume explores the dual themes of musical participation and musical mediation. A number of the authors' most important essays, thoroughly revised and updated, are introduced and framed by dialogues that supply additional context, introduce retrospective concerns, and reveal previo ...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Fenestra Books
(first published January 26th 1994)
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The awesome Charles Keil and Steven Feld published this collection "Music Grooves: Essays And Dialogues" in 1994. I read it fifteen years ago but still think about the ideas in it quite a bit, and was reminded of it recently when I had a rambling conversation with a rock drummer from Hampshire about the sound environment of the New Forest, psychoacoustics, groove-as-composition, and Acoustic Ecology. Keil brings a fresh perspective to music like polka and the blues, and music as participation. F ...more