The Oxford handbook of music and the body

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New York, NY :, United States, p.xiv, 458 pages ; (2019)



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Human body in music., Music, Performance, Physiological aspects., Psychological aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Contextualizing music and the body : an introduction / Youn Kim and Sander Gilman -- The moving and performing body. Musicalities and the moving body in Western concert dance / Byron Suber ; Music and movement : expectations, aesthetics and representation / Jay Schulkin ; The science of voice and the body / Marina Gilman ; The body as musical instrument / Atau Tanaka and Marco Donnarumma -- The musical brain, psyche, and beyond. Music changes the brain / Paul Lennard ; Music and psychoanalysis / Sander Gilman ; Music sociology meets neuroscience / Mia Nakamura -- Embodied mind, embodied rhythm. Sound-motion bonding in body and mind / Rolf Inge Godøy ; Music, Bacchus, and freedom / Hedy Law ; Entrainment and embodiment in musical performance / Eugene Montague ; Rhythm and the performer's body / Daniel B. Stevens ; Embodied rhythm and musical impact of corporal punishment in twentieth-century opera / Shersten R. Johnson -- Music and the disabled and sexual body. Music and the embodiment of disability / Michael B. Bakan ; Musical remediation of disability / Blake Howe ; Virtuosities of deafness and blindness: musical performance and the prized body / Stefan Sunandan Honisch ; Embodied representation in staged opera / Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon ; Sexuality, dis/ability, and sublimity in grand opera / Hanne Blank ; Is there disabled music? music and the body from Dame Evelyn Glennie's perspective / Evelyn Glennie, Sander Gilman, and Youn Kim -- Music as medicine. Music and the body in the history of medicine / James Kennaway ; Music in body and imagination / H. Martyn Evans -- Music and the multimodal body. Spatial representations common to music and bodily experience / Xuejing Lu and William Forde Thompson ; Multimodal music in infancy and early childhood / Sandra E. Trehub ; Opera as film : multimodal narrative and embodiment / Yayoi U. Everett ; Listening to the musicking body : a cross-disciplinary and historical perspective / Youn Kim.The presence of the phenomenological body is central to music in all of its varieties and contradictions. With the explosion of scholarly works on the body in virtually every field in the humanities, the social as well as the biomedical sciences, the question of how such a complex understanding of the body is related to music, with its own complexity, has been investigated within specific disciplinary perspectives. The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body brings together scholars from across these fields, providing a platform for the discussion of the multidimensional interfaces of music and the body. The book is organized into six sections, each discussing a topic that defines the field: the moving and performing body; the musical brain and psyche; embodied mind, embodied rhythm; the disabled and sexual body; music as medicine; and the multimodal body. Connecting a wide array of diverse perspectives and presenting a survey of research and practice, the Handbook provides an introduction into the rich world of music and the body.