The Lifetime Soundtrack - Music and Autobiographical Memory - Lauren Istvandity

The Lifetime Soundtrack - Music and Autobiographical Memory - Lauren Istvandity

Effects of Music-Making on Musical Memories and the Lifetime Soundtrack

The Lifetime Soundtrack - Music and Autobiographical Memory - Lauren Istvandity

Lauren Istvandity [+-]
Griffith University
Dr Lauren Istvandity is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University. Her research interests spans popular music, memory, critical heritage studies, and ethnography. Her most recent work looks to the heritage of jazz music in Queensland, where she collects memory narratives and ephemera for archival preservation. She is the co-editor of Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage (Routledge 2018).

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Chapter Five will concentrate on the experience of research participants who identified as being musically trained. Musical memories narrated by musicians possessed characteristics that were distinct from non-musicians narratives, which raises questions about the processes of association and reflection utilized by this group. This chapter will explore the ways in which musicians’ and non musicians’ memories were divergent, focusing on the perceptions of these recollections by interview participants. Concepts such as emotion, ageing, and embodiment are covered in this chapter with special emphasis on how these aspects are enacted for musicians in both performative and listening contexts. The chapter also draws on musicians’ experience of music-making as “work”, which can result in more negative emotional associations with music than provided by non-musicians. It offers suggestions as to why and how musicians might experience music differently, potentially enacting different practices of memorialisation.

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Istvandity, Lauren. Effects of Music-Making on Musical Memories and the Lifetime Soundtrack. The Lifetime Soundtrack - Music and Autobiographical Memory. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 97-114 Sep 2019. ISBN 9781781796290. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33122. Date accessed: 25 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33122. Sep 2019

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