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Main Title: Sound, materiality and embodiment challenges for the concept of 'musical expertise' in the age of digital mediatization
Author(s): Lepa, Steffen
Hoklas, Anne-Kathrin
Egermann, Hauke
Weinzierl, Stefan
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Within academic music research, 'musical expertise' is often employed as a 'moderator variable' when conducting empirical studies on music listening. Prevalent conceptualizations typically conceive of it as a bundle of cognitive skills acquired through formal musical education. By implicitly drawing on the paradigm of the Western classical live concert, this ignores that for most people nowadays, the term 'music' refers to electro-acoustically generated sound waves rendered by audio or multimedia electronic devices. Hence, our article tries to challenge the traditional musicologist's view by drawing on empirical findings from three more recent music-related research lines that explicitly include the question of media playback technologies. We conclude by suggesting a revised musical expertise concept that extends from the traditional dimensions and also incorporates expertise gained through ecological perception, material practice and embodied listening experiences in the everyday. Altogether, our contribution shall draw attention to growing convergences between musicology and media and communications research.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 23-Oct-2017
DDC Class: 070 Publizistische Medien, Journalismus, Verlagswesen
Subject(s): ability
Journal Title: Convergence : the international journal of research into new media technologies
Publisher: Sage Publications
Publisher Place: London [u.a.]
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/1354856515579837
Page Start: 294
Page End: 300
EISSN: 1748-7382
ISSN: 1354-8565
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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