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Author: Ferdinand Opll

How did people live in the Middle Ages? What factors shaped and determined their lives and how did they cope with life in their urban environment? These are questions that attract the interest of both the researcher and his readership in a very special way. It should be emphasized here that much

In: A Companion to Medieval Vienna
Author: Mark Abel

direction.26 Life is rhythmic, its myriad rhythms arising from the milieux that are centred on every living thing. ‘Every milieu is vibratory, a block of space-time consti- tuted by the periodic repetition of a component’ congealed from the chaos of the surrounding cosmos. ‘Rhythm’, say Deleuze and

In: Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time
Author: Jim Samson

) and of the European Union (2007). Reform did follow EU accession (though many injustices still remain hidden from view), but one effect of the accession was to accelerate the flow of emigration, as people sought to escape a world where living standards were low, where opportunities for advancement

In: Music in the Balkans
Author: Jim Samson

Greek musical life. But it is significant that the major funding for this project derived not from the Greek Government but from the onassis Foundation, which is also at this moment planning to develop a new Cultural Centre for arts and literature. the tradition of sponsorship from wealthy Greeks

In: Music in the Balkans
Author: Jim Samson

, Cavallini’s essays on music and musical life in renaissance istria were published as a monograph in the series Studi di musica veneta,9 though they also do justice to the influence of german Lutheranism and to the habsburgs. Cavallini’s mapping of dif- ferent cultural strands in istria at a particular

In: Music in the Balkans
Author: Mark Abel

-making takes place. Schutz is very specific about this dichotomy. He writes: . . . the decision to listen to pure music involves a peculiar attitude on the part of the listener. He stops living in his acts of daily life, stops being directed towards their objects. His attention toward life has been diverted

In: Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time
Author: Jim Samson

-as-text from the work-as-performance. this tendency was registered in the structures of concert life, in publishing enterprises and in pedagogy, and it really amounted to a gradual shift from a genre- and performance-orientated culture to a work-oriented culture. such moves were considerably delayed in the

In: Music in the Balkans
Author: Mark Abel

emergence of meter as a universal organising principle for musi- cal temporality is a much more significant development than the emergence of groove. It is part of the wholesale transformation of every aspect of life – material, intellectual, cultural – wrought by the inception of capitalist moder- nity

In: Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time

life who could afford a ticket (Cohen 2006). When kroncong moved into unpreferred directions as far as the new urban indo middle classes were concerned, its former core audience abandoned it in favour of the latest American popular musics. As an identity marker, kroncong was not of much use anymore

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In: Recollecting Resonances

, the purely natural body emerges only as a fiction projected from the social one that is the vehicle of everyday life.) Tears are a social practice, highly regulated in regard to time, place, and person, and invested with an elaborate network of multiple meanings. 1 Several of those meanings bear

In: Song Acts