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Individual Thought Patterns: Women In New York's Extreme Metal Music Scene, Joan M. Jocson-Singh Dec 2016

Individual Thought Patterns: Women In New York's Extreme Metal Music Scene, Joan M. Jocson-Singh

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Extreme metal music (EMM) is both an umbrella term and a sub-category of heavy metal. Although women have a small but steady presence in heavy metal, this number shrinks when applied to the EMM scene. Using ethnographic research, participant-observation and interviews, this study surveys women in New York's EMM scene to address participation, gender performativity and feminist musicology.


Folk Music In A Digital Age: The Importance Of Face-To-Face Community Values In Filk Music, Sally Childs-Helton Oct 2016

Folk Music In A Digital Age: The Importance Of Face-To-Face Community Values In Filk Music, Sally Childs-Helton

Sally Childs-Helton

Filk is broadly defined as the traditional folk-based music and related community created by and for a sub-community of science fiction and fantasy fans. Born in the 1950s, filk today includes international participants of various experience levels and musical styles. Social context and music are equally important in this tradition; prominent values include self-expression, play and building a face-to-face co-creative, collaborative group experience. This article, founded on Textual Poachers (1992), assumes that filk remains a folk music in many ways, and that filkers still prefer face-to-face musical and personal interaction in spite of a lively, diverse online filk community. I ...


Mcguire, Wilma (Wise) (Fa 981), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Mcguire, Wilma (Wise) (Fa 981), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 981. Project titled: “Ten Broeck and Mollie and the Miller’s Will.” Includes descriptions of the lyrics of the two ballads “Ten Broeck and Mollie” and “The Miller’s Will” collected in Taylor County, Kentucky.


Elmore, Harold W. (Fa 975), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Elmore, Harold W. (Fa 975), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 975. Project titled: “Transcriptions of stories, song lyrics and calls.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of stories, song lyrics, doodle bug charms, and calls from Edmonson County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and some with motif index number.


Suddarth, James Damon (Fa 968), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Suddarth, James Damon (Fa 968), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 968. Project titled: “Folk Songs.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk songs collected in Warren County, Kentucky and Tennessee. Sheets include a title, lyrics, and informant’s name.


Heltzel, Dane Howard (Fa 969), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Heltzel, Dane Howard (Fa 969), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 969. Project titled: “Folk Songs and Ballads.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk songs and ballads collected in Christian County, Kentucky and Indiana. Sheets include title, lyrics, motif index number, and informant’s name.


Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein Sep 2016

Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study is about politics in Arabic rap. Specifically, it is about affective dynamics and material negotiations during rap concerts in three cities in the Levant. I analyze Arab hip hop culture in the context of three different but related histories of cosmopolitan, middle class growth, and gentrification. Using an ethnomusicological framework rooted in participant observation and performance theory, I compare concert conditions, audience behavior, and accessibility of music production in Ramallah, Amman, and Beirut.

In Chapter One, I elaborate the discursive and theoretical frameworks that have pinned the political valences of Arab youth, Arab artists, and Arab rappers in ...


War Of The Worlds: Music And Cosmological Battles In The Balinese Cremation Procession, Michael B. Bakan Sep 2016

War Of The Worlds: Music And Cosmological Battles In The Balinese Cremation Procession, Michael B. Bakan

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Abstract

This article explores processional action as a form of cosmological intervention in Hindu-Balinese cremation processions, focusing on the multiple and intersecting functions of a particular type of Balinese instrumental music ensemble: the gamelan beleganjur. It explores the alternately “enlivening and protective aspects” (DeVale 1990, 62) that underlie the use of beleganjur music in the ngaben, or cremation ritual, showing how beleganjur’s sonic power and rhythmic drive serve to combat malevolent spirit beings, strengthen and inspire processional participants in their efforts to meet challenging ritual obligations, and grant courage to the souls of deceased individuals embarking on their perilous ...


Harrison, Annette B. 1950 (Fa 889), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Harrison, Annette B. 1950 (Fa 889), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 889. Title: “Our Goodman.” Includes sheets with brief descriptions of each variation of the ballad “Our Goodman” and the constant trait of the ballad’s archetype in the lists of traits and variable forms used in Ohio County, Kentucky. Sheets include a text of the ballad variation and corresponding motif index number.


Harbison, Kay (Fa 874), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Harbison, Kay (Fa 874), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 874. Paper titled: “Uncle Bozo Carver: World’s Oldest Living Country Musician and Entertainer.” Project details the life of Noble “Uncle Bozo” Carver as an entertainer. Project includes lengthy interview, lists of songs, and some stanzas.


Walker, Edith (Fa 870), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Walker, Edith (Fa 870), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 870. Project titled: "Joe Coleman: A Local Legend." Includes typescripts of interviews and survey sheets collected by Edith Walker about Joe Coleman, an accused murderer in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Survey sheets includes lines of a ballad about Coleman and various informant's memories of the ballad or the veracity of the incident in Adair County, Kentucky.


Folk Music In A Digital Age: The Importance Of Face-To-Face Community Values In Filk Music, Sally Childs-Helton Jun 2016

Folk Music In A Digital Age: The Importance Of Face-To-Face Community Values In Filk Music, Sally Childs-Helton

Scholarship and Professional Work

Filk is broadly defined as the traditional folk-based music and related community created by and for a sub-community of science fiction and fantasy fans. Born in the 1950s, filk today includes international participants of various experience levels and musical styles. Social context and music are equally important in this tradition; prominent values include self-expression, play and building a face-to-face co-creative, collaborative group experience. This article, founded on Textual Poachers (1992), assumes that filk remains a folk music in many ways, and that filkers still prefer face-to-face musical and personal interaction in spite of a lively, diverse online filk community. I ...


Brame, Lawrence R. (Fa 861), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Brame, Lawrence R. (Fa 861), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 861. Collection consists of Negro spirituals collected from individuals in Kentucky. Song lyrics are provided along with the names of sources who provided each song. This project was conducted by Lawrence R. Brame for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Lee, James C. (Fa 857), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Lee, James C. (Fa 857), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 857. Paper: “The Negro Church” which covers various aspects of the African American church experience, including songs, leadership, and self-expression. Titles and song lyrics are provided from the Eleventh Street Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This project was conducted by James C. Lee for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Gëm Sa Bop: Performing Ethics, Claiming Space And Grabbing The Mic As Senegalese Female Hip-Hop Artists, Sophie M. Keane Apr 2016

Gëm Sa Bop: Performing Ethics, Claiming Space And Grabbing The Mic As Senegalese Female Hip-Hop Artists, Sophie M. Keane

Anthropology Honors Projects

The hip-hop cultural movement has taken hold of youth communities around the world. DJs, taggers/graffiti artists, rappers/MCs, and breakers/dancers exist in every corner of the globe; Dakar, Senegal is no different. Hip-hop has historically privileged male bodies, but female artists in Dakar “grab the mic” to unapologetically express themselves and disrupt the systemic silencing of their voices. I argue that Senegalese female hip-hop artists navigate and claim gendered spaces by carving out creative spaces of their own and grabbing the mic. Gëm sa bop, a Wolof phrase meaning “believe in yourself,” grounds the ethics — how an actor ...


Ole Hendricks, The Fiddler Of Elbow Lake, Amy M. Shaw Apr 2016

Ole Hendricks, The Fiddler Of Elbow Lake, Amy M. Shaw

Amy M. Shaw

Ole Hendricks was a gifted Norwegian immigrant fiddler who settled in western Minnesota in 1890 and who left behind a 97-page musical manuscript full of traditional dance tunes. I am currently engaged in transcribing the tunes into digital form and researching this music and Ole's life story.   I shared the preliminary results of my study during this one-hour presentation to an audience of approximately 75 people.


Kentucky Arts Council - Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program (Fa 843), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Kentucky Arts Council - Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program (Fa 843), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 843. This collection consists of interviews and photographs collected by Mark Brown which highlight the Kentucky Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship recipients from 2013. Brown has provided interviews between the masters and apprentices, photos, and typescripts sharing not only their experiences but some of their performance work as well.


Music And The Migrant: A Transnational Account Of Cumbia, Irene L. Mekus Feb 2016

Music And The Migrant: A Transnational Account Of Cumbia, Irene L. Mekus

Mary Wollstonecraft Writing Award

This paper looks into the cultural synthesization and the transnational ties of cumbia between Latin America and the United States. Three case studies look at the story of migrants and their transnational ties through cumbia and are analyzed through an ethnomusicology framework.


"Fruits Are Ripe, We Are Fresh": The Rapper, The Emcee, The Cypher And The Participatory Spectrum Of Hip-Hop, Peter Heyer Anchel Jan 2016

"Fruits Are Ripe, We Are Fresh": The Rapper, The Emcee, The Cypher And The Participatory Spectrum Of Hip-Hop, Peter Heyer Anchel

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College


"It's Getting Gangsa Up In Here": Balinese Gamelan In The Western Academy, Ruadhan Davis Ward Jan 2016

"It's Getting Gangsa Up In Here": Balinese Gamelan In The Western Academy, Ruadhan Davis Ward

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, Nesma Magdy Khodier Vcuq Jan 2016

The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, Nesma Magdy Khodier Vcuq

Theses and Dissertations

For centuries, Arabic music has been intrinsically linked to Arab culture and by extension bonded to the environmental landscape of the region, reflecting their emotions, moods, and behaviors. Numerous technological advancements in the latter half of the twentieth century, have greatly affected the rich legacy of Arabic music, significantly impacting the natural progression of traditional Arabic musical genres, scales, and instrumentation.

This thesis serves as an introduction to generative methods of music production, specifically music generated through gestures. Through generative music, and its unique ability to map gestures to different musical parameters, music can be produced using computer algorithms.

The ...


Pwofite Tèt Ou”(Avail Yoourself): The Minoritarian Politics Of Haitian Music In Paris, Laura Donnelly Jan 2016

Pwofite Tèt Ou”(Avail Yoourself): The Minoritarian Politics Of Haitian Music In Paris, Laura Donnelly

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Paris functions as a diverse site in which Haitians and French Antilleans come together most significantly in relation to musical interaction. Haitian music in Paris, especially konpa, is frequently paired with Antillean music, specifically zouk, whether it be on the radio, as Antillean stations frequently co-opt konpa or in dance clubs for deejayed events. Thus, konpa and zouk share modes of dissemination and consumption, and are frequently grouped together. These mutually shared spaces of musical consumption enable and promote the formation of connections between Antillean and Haitian communities, enabled by a minoritarian politics rooted in shared colonial histories and coupled ...