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The Resource Songs for the spirits : music and mediums in modern Vietnam, Barley Norton

Songs for the spirits : music and mediums in modern Vietnam, Barley Norton

Label
Songs for the spirits : music and mediums in modern Vietnam
Title
Songs for the spirits
Title remainder
music and mediums in modern Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Barley Norton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Songs for the Spirits is the first in-depth study of the Vietnamese practice of communing with spirits through music and performance. During rituals dedicated to a large pantheon of indigenous spirits, a band of musicians performs an elaborate sequence of songs - a "songscape"--For possessed mediums who carry out ritual actions, distribute blessed gifts to disciples, and dance to the music's infectious rhythms. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and his experience of learning to perform ritual music, Barley Norton explores the transformative power of song and the multifaceted relationship between musical and ritual performance, emphasizing the importance of musical interaction, creativity, and change." "An accompanying DVD contains numerous video and music extracts that illustrate the fascinating ways in which music evokes the embodied presence of spirits and their gender and ethnic identities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norton, Barley
Dewey number
133.9/109597
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3921.8.F65
LC item number
N67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk music
  • Spirit possession
  • Mediums
Label
Songs for the spirits : music and mediums in modern Vietnam, Barley Norton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
DVD contents: p. [xiii]-xvi
Accompanying material
1 videodisc.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mediumship, modernity, and cultural identity -- Experiencing spirit possession -- Songs for the spirits -- The musical construction of the spirits -- Musical creativity and change -- Engendering mediumship -- Ritual and folklorization in late socialist Vietnam
Control code
244339578
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780252033995
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)244339578
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Songs for the spirits : music and mediums in modern Vietnam, Barley Norton
Publication
Note
DVD contents: p. [xiii]-xvi
Accompanying material
1 videodisc.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mediumship, modernity, and cultural identity -- Experiencing spirit possession -- Songs for the spirits -- The musical construction of the spirits -- Musical creativity and change -- Engendering mediumship -- Ritual and folklorization in late socialist Vietnam
Control code
244339578
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780252033995
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)244339578
Video recording format
DVD

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