Mapping Popular Music in Israel | Music in Israel Week 11 (2013)

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The rise of popular music in Israel through festivals and the participation in the Eurovision contests allows up to try mapping this multi-cultural soundscape in its multiple dimensions. More at http://musicinisrael.wordpress.com

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Mapping Popular Music in Israel | Music in Israel Week 11 (2013)

  1. 1. mapping popular music in israel Week 11: From Sanremo to Tel Aviv (via Woodstock): Pop, Mediterranean Culture, and America Francesco Spagnolo | Music in Israel | UC Berkeley Fall 2013
  2. 2. globalization of Music in Israel “Pop music” in the early days of the State (1950s) Music festivals in Israel Israeli participation in Eurovision song contests
  3. 3. globalization of Music in Israel Sanremo popular song festival (“Festival della Canzone Italiana, RAI, 1951) Festival of Israeli Song (festival ha-zemer hayisraeli, by Israel Broadcasting Authority, 1960) Eurovision Song Contest (Concours Eurovision de la chanson, European Broadcasting Union, Lugano 1956 Israeli participation in Eurovision: since 1978
  4. 4. popular Song: Key elements Melodic line Refrain (chorus) Rhythm Vocal Style Instrumentation/Arrangement
  5. 5. popular songs in Israel: Cultural provenance Jewish musical traditions SLI (songs of the land of Israel) East European popular music Western (globalized) popular music: French chanson, British/American rock, etc. Music from the lands of Islam Exotic (globalized) popular music: AfroCuban, Tango, Greek, Indian, etc.
  6. 6. permutational property of (popular) music in Israel of (popular) music in Israel Jewish musical traditions Melodic line SLI (songs of the land of Israel) Refrain (chorus) East European popular music Rhythm Western (globalized) popular music: French chanson, British/American rock, etc. Vocal Style Instrumentation/A rrangement Music from the lands of Islam Exotic (globalized) popular music: Afro-Cuban, Tango, Greek, Indian, etc.
  7. 7. permutative property of (popular) music in Israel of (popular) music in Israel Jewish musical traditions Melodic line SLI (songs of the land of Israel) Refrain (chorus) East European popular music Rhythm Western (globalized) popular music: French chanson, British/American rock, etc. Vocal Style Instrumentation/A rrangement Music from the lands of Islam Exotic (globalized) popular music: Afro-Cuban, Tango, Greek, Indian, etc.
  8. 8. permutational property of (popular) music in Israel of (popular) music in Israel Jewish musical traditions Melodic line SLI (songs of the land of Israel) Refrain (chorus) East European popular music Rhythm Western (globalized) popular music: French chanson, British/American rock, etc. Vocal Style Instrumentation/A rrangement Music from the lands of Islam Exotic (globalized) popular music: Afro-Cuban, Tango, Greek, Indian, etc.
  9. 9. permutational property of (popular) music in Israel of (popular) music in Israel Jewish musical traditions Melodic line SLI (songs of the land of Israel) Refrain (chorus) East European popular music Rhythm Western (globalized) popular music: French chanson, British/American rock, etc. Vocal Style Instrumentation/A rrangement Music from the lands of Islam Exotic (globalized) popular music: Afro-Cuban, Tango, Greek, Indian, etc.
  10. 10. can this complexity be “mapped”? TRHEE TYPES OF LABYRINTH 1. Unicursal: from A to B (with Minotaur) 2. Broken paths: “tree of knowledge” 3. Network: all node can connect with all other nodes (impossible to map)
  11. 11. labyrinth one: Knossos From A to B: a line
  12. 12. labyrinth two: broken paths The “tree of knowledge”
  13. 13. labyrinth two: broken paths The “tree of knowledge”
  14. 14. labyrinth three: the web MIT Technology Review: Mapping the Internet http://www.technologyreview.com/news/408104/mapping-the-internet/

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