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Musicking: Musical Life in Performance, Scholarship, and Experience

Exhibit in Knight Library, April 15-September, 2016, Music Services Area (3rd floor)

Menzel Flute Concert of Frederick the Great
Menzel Flute Concert of Frederick the Great
“Musicking” is a term coined by cultural musicologist Christopher Small in his 1998 book Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening (Wesleyn University Press). According to Small, “to music is to take part in any capacity in a musical performance, and the meaning of musicking lies in the relationships that are established between the participants by the performance.”
This UO Libraries exhibit is mounted in cooperation with the conference "Musicking: Performance, Politics & Personalities," meeting April 13-16, 2016, at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Taking Small’s concept of musicking as its inspiration, the conference explores a diverse range of musical topics and repertories, drawing together performers, scholars, and educators to share ideas through academic papers, masterclasses, and performances
In this exhibit, materials from the UO Libraries’ Music Collection highlight aspects of the conference, including the notion of “musicking," the Historically Informed Performance movement, Alessandro Stradella’s 1685 oratorio San Giovanni Battista, and publications by invited guest speakers and performers.
This exhibit was curated by Bodie Pfost, UO Libraries Music Reference and Outreach Assistant; with assistance by Terry McQuilkin and Ann Shaffer.
This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056.
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