Mapping the Music of Migration website

Gardner, Abigail S ORCID: 0000-0003-2994-741X (2020) Mapping the Music of Migration website. CSC Danilo Dolci.

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Abstract

MaMuMi “Mapping the Music of Migration” is a two-year European, Erasmus+ musical inheritance project focused on talking about music and song as a tool for intercultural competency. Co-funded by the Erasmus Plus programme (KA2: Strategic Partnership | Adult Education) with 7 partners from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain and the UK, it involves the collection, editing and uploading of individual stories about music to an interactive app. These stories focus on “inheritance tracks”; songs or music that migrants have inherited, the discussion of which acts as a platform for diversity awareness in dedicated MaMuMi “Song Worlds” Workshops. MaMuMi investigates the relationship between music, listening and memory by using digital storytelling to open up spaces for recollections of and subsequent conversations about the importance of music in individual lives. It draws on participatory media practices from digital storytelling that highlight how such methods offer ‘opportunities for new voices to speak and be heard’ (Dunford, 2017, p.313). Such stories of the musical self, and of individual ‘song worlds’ can reveal the affectively engaged space that echoes the therapeutic narrative revealed in confessional ‘moments’ (Lefebvre, 2004; Radstone, 2007). These relate to what de Nora (2000) calls ‘priming’ and ‘co-presence’, whereby music acts as a technology of emotion and memory and a ‘device for the unfolding, the replaying and the temporal structure of the moment’ (p.67). Gardner, working with music academics (Cohen, Grenier, Jennings) on a parallel project ‘Troubling Inheritances’, where workshops based on the BBD Radio 4 Inheritance Tracks programme, brings storytelling about music to the specific spaces of dislocation that migration forces. Locational and temporal context is vital to approaching these participants’ song stories, since they take ‘place’ in particularly charged geographically and temporally contextualised bodies that exist within contemporary complex political ‘traffic’. .

Item Type: Other
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media > Music and Media
Depositing User: Abigail Gardner
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 16:25
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 11:36
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9005

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