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Transcribing vocality: voice at the border of music after modernism

Karantonis, P (2015) 'Transcribing vocality: voice at the border of music after modernism.' In: Thomaidis, K and Macpherson, B, eds. Voice studies: critical approaches to process, performance and experience. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 162-176. ISBN 9781138809345

Abstract

This chapter considers some of the challenges in documenting and writing meaningfully about classical vocal pedagogy as it applies to singing. It is situated within the cultural studies tradition of illuminating and interrogating the power structures embedded in disciplinary practices. Attendant to this is the location of vocal pedagogy as it arises from ideological and cultural investments that underscore perceptions of vocality as a marker of artistic and cultural identity in performance. Key examples span from early-20th-century pedagogical texts and their apprehension of “National Schools of singing,” to the postmodern, transnational and even post-national discourse of vocality, communicated through mass media. The power relations that underpin the action of communicating vocal instruction in these examples are examined through the lens of Pierre Bourdieu’s reading of pedagogic power.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 13:37
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:06
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6642
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