Serious pieces (and less so)
Actually they are all in some way serious, but hopefully some of them will also make you smile.
“Fundamental to the
ethnomusicologist’s understanding of and passion for
music is that music insistently becomes more than itself – music and/in/of
culture; music as text/context; music and religion/ritual/the sacred; music and
the body/embodied experience/dance/performance; music and race/racism/the
racial imagination; music as everyday/marked experience; music in/out of time;
music emplaced/displaced; music experienced through hearing/listening/noise
Philip V. Bohman, SEM Newsletter, XLII(2008), no. 1, p. 1.