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Sound heritage : making music matter in historic houses / edited by Jeanice Brooks, Matthew Stephens, Wiebke Thormählen.
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780.74 SOU
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction. Making music matter in historic houses / Jeanice Brooks and Wiebke Thormählen -- All about house museums / Linda Young -- Listening through the walls : music making in the historic houses of Rabindranath Tagore / Pramantha Mohum Tagore and Suddhaseel Sen -- Engaging the musical imagination in museums and historic houses / Mimi S. Waitzman and Eric de Visscher -- Case study. Engaging visitors with Bach's music : sound concept and visitor experience at the Leipzig Bach Museum / Kerstin Wiese -- Striking a chord - a study in harmony : music, musical Instruments and historic houses in practice / Ben Marks -- Case study. History without words : visitors take matters into their own hands / Christiane Barth -- Mapping historic house music collections in the United Kingdom / Katrina Faulds, Jonathan Frank and Christopher Scobie -- Case study. The Dowling Songbook Project / Matthew Stephens, Neal Peres Da Costa and Helen Mitchell -- A decorated tune in a decorated room : interpreting the musical palimpsest in historic house museums / Matthew Stephens -- Case study. Multiple moments at the Vyne / Matthew Tyler-Jones and Jeanice Brooks -- Music and stories of space in the historic house museum / Jeanice Brooks -- Case Study. Experiencing sound : historical performance and digital technology in French royal residences / Vasco Zara -- Expanding the narrative : public history, music and the Irish country house / Karol Mullaney-Dignam -- Case Study. Sounds of Hidden Town and the Hidden Town Project / Franklin Vagnone and John Yeagley -- Telling stories, sounding faith : exhibiting religion in historic house museums / Wiebke Thormählen -- Case study. Listening to the past : the context for music at Mugga Mugga Cottage / Jennifer Gall -- Are you experienced? Intimacy, authenticity and emotion in the house museums of musicians / Marion Leonard.
2022 ©2022
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London ; New York : Routledge
xx, 363 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimilies, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
"Sound Heritage is the first study of music in the historic house museum, featuring contributions from both music and heritage scholars and professionals in a richly interdisciplinary approach to central issues. It examines how music materials can be
used to create narratives about past inhabitants and their surroundings - including aspects of social and cultural life beyond the activity of music making itself - and explores how music as sound, material, and practice can be more consistently and engagingly integrated into the curation and interpretation of historic houses. The volume is structured around a selection of thematic chapters and a series of shorter case studies, each focusing on a specific house, object or project. Key themes include: Different types of historic house, including the case of the composer or musician house; what can be learned from museums and galleries about the use of sound and music and what may not transfer to the historic house setting; Musical instruments as part of a wider collection; questions of restoration and public use; and the demands of particular collection types such as sheet music; Musical objects and pieces of music as storytelling components, and the use of music to affectively colour narratives or experiences. This is a pioneering study that will appeal to all those interested in the intersection between Music and Museum and Heritage Studies. It will also be of interest to scholars and researchers of Music History, Popular Music, Performance Studies and Material Culture"--Page [i].
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