Panel Presentations

Event Title

Musical and Linguistic Negotiations in a Cross-Cultural Music Learning Context

Authors

Alice C. Broadway '14, Gettysburg College

Location

Breidenbaugh Hall 205

Session

Mellon Summer 2013 Scholars

Start Time

5-3-2014 10:30 AM

End Time

5-3-2014 11:45 AM

Supervising Faculty Member

Brent Talbot

Department

Conservatory of Music

Description

This research examined how meaning is constructed in three cross-cultural learning environments involving gamelan music in Bali, Indonesia. Data was collected through rehearsal recordings and semi-structured interviews with American and Balinese participants. Results showed change in discourse surrounding transmission, where learning shifted from a focus on needs and meaning-making of the individual towards that of the group. Findings indicated that linguistic, cultural, and musical repertoires employed do not maintain their shape, form, and function when placed in new contexts. However, their new shapes, forms, and functions were found to assist and support the process of transmission and music-making within each context.

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May 3rd, 10:30 AM May 3rd, 11:45 AM

Musical and Linguistic Negotiations in a Cross-Cultural Music Learning Context

Breidenbaugh Hall 205

This research examined how meaning is constructed in three cross-cultural learning environments involving gamelan music in Bali, Indonesia. Data was collected through rehearsal recordings and semi-structured interviews with American and Balinese participants. Results showed change in discourse surrounding transmission, where learning shifted from a focus on needs and meaning-making of the individual towards that of the group. Findings indicated that linguistic, cultural, and musical repertoires employed do not maintain their shape, form, and function when placed in new contexts. However, their new shapes, forms, and functions were found to assist and support the process of transmission and music-making within each context.