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Music Autoethnographies: Making Autoethnography Sing/making Music Personal

EditorBrydie-leigh Bartleet, Carolyn Ellis

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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Autoethnography is an autobiographical genre that connects the personal to the cultural, social, and political. Usually written in the first-person voice, autoethnographic work appears in a variety of creative formats; for example, short stories, music compositions, poetry, photographic essays, and reflective journals. Music Autoethnographies explores an intersection of autoethnographic approaches with studies of music. Written through the eyes, ears, emotions, experiences and stories of music and autoethnography practitioners, this edited collection showcases how autoethnography can expand musicians' awareness of their practices, and how musicians can expand the creative and artistic possibilities of autoethnography. The chapters in this ground-breaking volume stand independently as “musical lines” within themselves, and represent a diverse range of creative, performative, pedagogical and research contexts. When read together, they form a “harmonious counterpoint,” with common themes and contours, as well as contrasting rhythms and textures. Together these chapters produce a compelling story that shows how music can inspire autoethnography to sing, and how autoethnography can inspire musicians to reflect on the personal aspects of music creation and production.
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, PhD, is a Lecturer in Research and Music Literature at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. For the past two years, she has worked on the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre ARC funded project, Sound Links: Community Music in Australia. She has also worked as a sessional Lecturer at the Univer...
Title:Music Autoethnographies: Making Autoethnography Sing/making Music PersonalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Australian Academic PressLanguage:English

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About the Authors Introduction Making Autoethnography Sing / Making Music Personal Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and Carolyn Ellis Chapter 1- Songwriting and the Creation of Knowledge David Carless and Kitrina Douglas Chapter 2- Beautiful Here: Celebrating Life, Alternative Music, Adolescence and Autoethnography Karen M. Scott-Hoy Chapter 3- Musical Artefacts of My Father's Death: Autoethnography, Music, and Aesthetic Representation Chris J. Patti Chapter 4 - Creativity and Improvisation: A Journey into Music Peter Knight Chapter 5 - Bye Bye Love Stacy Holman Jones Chapter 6 - Evoking Spring in Winter: Some Personal Reflections on Returning to Schubert's Cycle Stephen Emmerson Chapter 7 - Letting it Go: An Autoethnographic Account of a Musician's Loss Catherine Grant Chapter 8 - Becoming a Bass Player: Embodiment in Music Performance Chris McRae Chapter 9 - Studying Music, Studying the Self: Reflections on Learning Music in Bali Peter Dunbar-Hall Chapter 10 - The Road to Becoming a Musician: An Individual Chinese Story Wang Yuyan Chapter 11 - "Where Was I When I Needed Me?" The Role of Storytelling in Vocal Pedagogy Margaret Schindler Chapter 12 - From Ca Tru to the World: Understanding and Facilitating Musical Sustainability Huib Schippers Chapter 13 - Looking into the Trochus Shell: Autoethnographic Reflections on a Cross-Cultural Collaborative Music Research Project Katelyn Barney and Lexine Solomon Chapter 14 - In Memory of Music Research: An Autoethnographic, Ethnomusicological and Emotional Response to Grief, Death and Loss in the Aboriginal Community at Borroloola, Northern Territory Text and images by Elizabeth Mackinlay Chapter 15 - A Way of Loving, A Way of Knowing: Music, Sexuality and the Becoming of a Queer Musicologist Jodie Taylor Chapter 16 - In Music and in Life: Confronting the Self Through Autoethnography Colin Webber