musical reflections
of identity
Music in Israel | UC Berkeley | Francesco Spagnolo
—Week 2—
musicinisrael.wordpress.com
Thu...
WHERE WE LEFT THINGS...
Juggling many identities (Jewish, and not)
Inability to describe music in Israel as ONE
MULTIDIMEN...
more on multidimensionality
Space (Diaspora, Exile, Coordinates)
Time (linear, circular, compressed)
Language (expression)...
DOES MUSIC
REFLECT IDENTITY?
Thursday, September 12, 2013
HOW?
sounds are not words
sounds convey feelings
sounds have and carry history
sounds have power: define space, social
grou...
IF MUSIC REFLECTS IDENTITY...
THEN...
what kind of music can reflect Jewish (or any
diasporic) identity?
How many musicS?
(...
Ethnomusicological research
an ESSENTIAL TOOL in investigating Jewish
identity
an important area of research within Jewish...
Ethnomusicological research
diversity of sounds
diversity of geographical contexts
diversity of languages
MUSICAL ENCOUNTE...
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Musical Representations of (Jewish) Identity | Music in israel | Week 2

  1. 1. musical reflections of identity Music in Israel | UC Berkeley | Francesco Spagnolo —Week 2— musicinisrael.wordpress.com Thursday, September 12, 2013
  2. 2. WHERE WE LEFT THINGS... Juggling many identities (Jewish, and not) Inability to describe music in Israel as ONE MULTIDIMENSIONALITY of Jewish culture Thursday, September 12, 2013
  3. 3. more on multidimensionality Space (Diaspora, Exile, Coordinates) Time (linear, circular, compressed) Language (expression) Thursday, September 12, 2013
  4. 4. DOES MUSIC REFLECT IDENTITY? Thursday, September 12, 2013
  5. 5. HOW? sounds are not words sounds convey feelings sounds have and carry history sounds have power: define space, social groups, behavior... Thursday, September 12, 2013
  6. 6. IF MUSIC REFLECTS IDENTITY... THEN... what kind of music can reflect Jewish (or any diasporic) identity? How many musicS? (Also: is there a plural of “music”?) Thursday, September 12, 2013
  7. 7. Ethnomusicological research an ESSENTIAL TOOL in investigating Jewish identity an important area of research within Jewish Studies a supremely under-represented aspect of Jewish Studies (see Seroussi, Week 1) Thursday, September 12, 2013
  8. 8. Ethnomusicological research diversity of sounds diversity of geographical contexts diversity of languages MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS among Jewish and non-Jewish cultures Thursday, September 12, 2013
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