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The Open University

Reception of music in cross-cultural perspective

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Overview

Music is created to be performed, in most cases for an audience, whether in a concert hall, at a street fair or through a radio. But how those listeners receive a piece or style of music influences...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Reception and the musical event in cross-cultural perspective
  • 1 Reception and the musical event in cross-cultural perspective
  • 2 Sundanese gamelan music and its reception
  • 2 Sundanese gamelan music and its reception
  • 2.1 Gamelan music in context
  • 2.2 A wayang golék performance
  • 3 Changing patterns of reception: concert culture, recording and broadcasting
  • 3 Changing patterns of reception: concert culture, recording and broadcasting
  • 3.1 Concert culture
  • 3.2 Technological change and the mediation of music
  • 4 Conclusion
  • 4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Acknowledgements

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