1 Performance Practice 1: Social and Political Aspects
Performance Practice 1: Social and Political Aspects
What does Musical Performance mean?
Demonstration of abilities
Presence/ Absence of judgment
“The performer takes a score and either faithfully/unfaithfully reproduces what’s in it.”
You have the listener’s understanding of the meaning conveyed through the performance.
What is its ritual, social, political meaning?
Ritual: Used to celebrate, respect a certain convention.
(Doesn’t have to be sacred. )
Social: For social events, enjoyment.
“Happy Birthday” song
Where is music played? Does its location affect its meaning?
To what extent do you breathe what you study and be engaged in it for the sake of knowing more?
What about musical cultures other than Western ones? 2 Performance Practice 1: Social and Political Aspects
There are two main factors included in discussions about Music Performance:
Musical Demand: e.g. Musicality
Musicologists have recently been taking a performance as a “process rather than a product.”
We have a broader understanding of what an appropriate performance can be.
Whenever musicologists go out and do field work, they learn how to play more than how to study,
because they will have a different view of music after