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A different voice : reclaiming community through the natural voice and world song

Author: Caroline Bithell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Bithell
ISBN: 0199354553 9780199354559 0199354545 9780199354542 0199354561 9780199354566 0199354588 9780199354580
OCLC Number: 891355475
Description: pages cm
Contents: Contents ; List of illustrations ; About the companion website ; List of illustrations on the companion website ; List of video tracks on the companion website ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; 1 The Natural Voice, Community Choirs and World Song: Setting the Scene ; Singing for Water ; The Bigger Picture: Definitions and Perspectives ; Singing in the Spotlight ; Research Contexts: Surveying the Literature ; Voice and Voicework ; Singing and Choirs ; Community Music and Community Music Therapy ; Ethnomusicology and World Musics in Education ; Musical Tourism ; Digging Deeper: Themes, Issues and Concepts ; Networks, Scenes and Movements ; Global Flows, Cosmopolitan Cultures and Transnational Connections ; World Music, Cultural Appropriation and Intercultural Engagement ; The Politics of Participation and the Art of Celebration ; Dancing in the Streets ; 2 In Search of the Natural Voice ; The Original Instrument ; Frankie Armstrong and the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network ; The NVPN Philosophy and Concepts of Music in Society ; The Giving Voice Project, Theatrical Roots and the Natural Voice in Performance ; Kristin Linklater and Michele George ; Alfred Wolfsohn and Roy Hart ; Jerzy Grotowski and W?odzimierz Staniewski ; Giving Voice as Culture and Community ; A Meeting of Worlds: Giving Voice and the Natural Voice Network ; The Natural Voice in Perspective ; 3 Natural Voice Practitioners and their Journeys: Histories and Connections ; A Gathering of the Natural Voice Clan ; The Roads that Lead to the Natural Voice ; Frankie's Singing Journey ; Meetings with Voice Practitioners: Contexts and Continuities ; Musical Lives ; The Folk Connection ; The Political Connection ; The Theatre Connection ; The Classical Connection ; The Community Music Connection ; The Therapy Connection ; The Circle Dance, Summer Camp and Alternative Community Connection ; The World Music Connection ; The NVPN as Community of Practice ; 4 From Principles to Practice: The Culture of Natural Voice Choirs and Workshops ; If You Can Talk, You Can Sing ; Working with the Voice ; Preparing to Sing: The Function of Warm-up Exercises ; Arriving and Tuning In ; Voice, Body, Breath, Mind ; Paving the Way for Singing in Style ; How Times Have Changed ; The Aural Method: Teaching and Learning by Ear ; Repertoire: Songs from the Oral Tradition ; Resources for Teachers ; Expanding Horizons ; Of Learning and Living ; 5 Singing the Songs of Others ; A World of Song ; The Attraction of Songs from Elsewhere ; Entering New Sound Worlds ; Entering the Lives of Others ; Deeper Resonances: Lost Pasts and Present Yearnings ; The Politics of Unintelligibility ; Songs from Taize ; Text and Meaning in the Vernacular ; Vocables in Georgian Song ; Ours or Theirs? Of Boundaries and Crossings ; 6 Performing the Other: Appropriations and Transformations ; Framing Intercultural Encounters ; The African American Continuum and Gospel's Global Journeys ; Back to Africa ; Songs and Dances from South Africa ; Songs of the Aka and Baka ; Balkan Bridges ; Gifts from Georgia ; Authenticity, Alterity and Possession ; 7 Singing Communities: The World of Community Choirs ; Singing in the Streets ; Choirs, Choirs Everywhere ; Choirs in the British Media ; Amateur Choirs in Britain: Social and Political Legacies ; International Perspectives: Building Bridges through Song ; Locating the Community Choir: Worlds within Worlds ; The Choir in the Community and the Community in the Choir ; Singing, Health and Happiness ; The Place of Performance ; Opening Doors ; 8 Scenes from the Global Village: Singing Camps and Travels ; The Singing Village ; Reclaiming Paradise: Of Fields, Festivals and Foreign Shores ; Tapping into the Festival Current ; Theorising Travel and Tourism ; A Village in a Field: The Unicorn Natural Voice Camp ; The Unicorn Experience ; The Unicorn Repertoire ; The Unicorn Community ; Choirs on the Move ; The Village on the Move: Village Harmony's Overseas Camps ; Village Harmony in Corsica ; Village Harmony in Bosnia ; Village Harmony and other Travels in Georgia ; Of Refashioning Identities and Living Differently ; 9 The Voice of the Future ; Gathering the Threads ; Fallacies and Other Truths ; A Quiet Revolution ; A River of Music ; Appendix: NVPN Philosophy and Working Principles ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Caroline Bithell.


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