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Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal

King, Elaine

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Abstract

When two or more musicians first play together in a music ensemble, they begin a process of familiarization as they get to know each other both musically and socially. There is a complex network of issues to consider in this process as ensemble musicians develop close friendships, cultivate working routines, share and establish musical ideas, explore repertoire and become acquainted with particular rehearsal and performing environments. This chapter examines the styles of social interaction between musicians working at different stages in the familiarization process through the empirical study of new and established Western chamber ensembles. The purpose is to consider the effects of ‘social familiarity', specifically the length of time musicians have known one another, on the discourse produced in ensemble rehearsal.

Publication Date Jun 1, 2013
Publisher Ashgate
Pages 253 - 270
Book Title Music and familiarity: listening, musicology and performance
ISBN 978-1-40942-075-0
APA6 Citation King, E. (2013). Social familiarity: styles of interaction in chamber ensemble rehearsal. Music and familiarity: listening, musicology and performance (253 - 270). Ashgate
Publisher URL http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409420750
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