The Lifetime Soundtrack - Music and Autobiographical Memory - Lauren Istvandity

The Lifetime Soundtrack - Music and Autobiographical Memory - Lauren Istvandity

Change: The Past, Present and Future of 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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This concluding chapter synthesises the ideas raised by the previous chapters to produce a sociocultural perspective on the workings of musically motivated autobiographical memory in everyday life. Key concepts of the Lifetime Soundtrack, affect, archives and musicianship are reiterated for their relation to a renewed perspective on memory, and are discussed in terms of their future application in memory and music research. Some of the preeminent ideas from previous research reviewed in Chapter 1 are revisited in order to exemplify the ways in which they have been expanded through original ideas and empirical evidence brought to light throughout the book. This chapter argues for a greater consideration of autobiographical memory within music sociology and cultural research, such that memory can be seen as a missing intermediary link in studies of music perception and social interaction. Finally, the chapter emphasises the importance of musical memories as a tool for meaning-making throughout life, but especially in older individuals. Ways in which this concept may be used in wider contexts are discussed with reference to areas both within and external to memory studies.

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Istvandity, Lauren. Change: The Past, Present and Future of the Lifetime Soundtrack. The Lifetime Soundtrack - Music and Autobiographical Memory. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 115-131 Sep 2019. ISBN 9781781796290. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33123. Date accessed: 21 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33123. Sep 2019

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