Ramella, Anna Lisa (2019). States of Play/ing: Sonic Dwellings on a Music Tour. World Mus.-New Ser., 8 (1). S. 65 - 87. BERLIN: VWB-VERLAG WISSENSCHAFT & BILDUNG. ISSN 0043-8774

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This article considers two issues: what happens in the nexus of sound and place during a live performance and while setting up, and what is the effect of sound on the experience of time and place of touring musicians. I explore the significance of musical performance through an investigation of the sonic environment (Edensor 2011) in a music venue as a process of attunement (Stewart 2011; Wallrup 2015). Based on ethnographic fieldwork on tour with several rock bands, I analyse the role which practices of stage set-up, soundchecking and instrument tuning in addition to the musical concert performance itself play as constituent elements of place-making on the move. Drawing on notions of both play (Csikszentmihalyi & Bennett 1971) and dwelling (Ingold 2011), I frame my ethnographic data with a specific focus on the emplacing capacities of sonic practices with the aim of understanding the effects which playing music has on the experience of touring.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-160962
Journal or Publication Title: World Mus.-New Ser.
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: S. 65 - 87
Date: 2019
Place of Publication: BERLIN
ISSN: 0043-8774
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
MusicMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/16096


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