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Description - Deep Listeners by Judith Becker

A groundbreaking look into the connections between music, dance, emotion, and trance Claims that persons who experience deep emotions when listening to music are akin to those who trance within the context of religious rituals In Deep Listeners, Judith Becker brings together scientific and cultural approaches to the study of music and emotion, and music and trancing. Becker claims that persons who experience deep emotions when listening to music are akin to those who trance within the context of religious rituals. Using new discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and biology, Deep Listeners outlines an emotion-based theory of trance using examples from Southeast Asian and American musics. A companion CD includes excerpts from several of the musical genres under discussion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253216724
ISBN-10: 0253216729
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Judith Becker

Judith Becker is Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music, University of Michigan, where she directs the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the University Gamelan. Her field of expertise is the music of Southeast Asia, and she has conducted research in Burma, Indonesia, North India, and Sri Lanka. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.