24.1 On Song



Issue editors: Joan Mills and Ben Spatz

SKU: ISSN: 1352-8165 (2019) 24:1 Category:


What is a song? Where do the borders lie between song and music, voice, language, noise, sound, rhythm and melody? What are the powers and forces of song — material and otherwise — and what is it that allows song to so vastly exceed the sum of its constituent parts? Is there an indissoluble link between song and the human, or between song and life? From popular to esoteric, from laboratory to field, from notation to event, from birdsong to scream, from linguistics to taxidermy, from artificial intelligence to decolonization, On Song collects essays, arguments, and exemplars from a wide range of scholars and practitioners all working with song in unexpected, inventive, critical, passionate ways.

Editorial : ‘On song’
Ben Spatz, Joan Mills

Singing Our Place
Katrine Faber

Welcoming Voices : Memory, migration and music
Dominic Symonds

Striking a Chord : Dementia and song
Prabhjot Parmar, Nirmal Puwar

Fertile Fields [artist’s pages]
Enrico Dau Yang Wey

Disciplining the Scream : Third Theatre praxis and song-action in the work of Altamira Studio Theatre
Patrick Campbell

Gestural Song Form in Experimental Vocal Music
Gelsey Bell

Musicolinguistic Approaches to the Study of Song
Mahesh Radhakrishnan

Decolonizing the Mind Through Song : From Makeba to the Afropolitan present
Quintina Carter-Ényì, Aaron Carter-Ényì

Molecular Identities : Digital archives and decolonial judaism in a laboratory of song
Ben Spatz

What is a Song?
Gey Pin Ang, Massimiliano Balduzzi, Ditte Berkeley, Daniel Alexander Jones, Daniel Alexander Jones, M. Lamar, Samita Sinha

What is a Song? (cont.)
Tatyana Tenebaum, Ben Spatz

Bird Talking? Finding speechfulness in the songs of birds
Emma Bennett

Tending the Flame : ‘Tradition is tending the flame, it’s not worshipping the ashes’
Sam Lee, Joan Mills

Dead Animals : Ontologies of recorded songs through the analogue of taxidermy
Johny Lamb

Everybody’s Song Making : Do-it-yourself with and against Artificial Intelligence
Sissi Liu

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