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作者 Duesenberry, Margaret Patricia
書名 Fiddle tunes on air: A study of gatekeeping and traditional music at the BBC in Scotland, 1923--1957
國際標準書號 9780493104751
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說明 332 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 62-01, Section: A, page: 0018
Chair: Bonnie C. Wade
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 2000
This is an archival and field research study of early mass mediation of traditional Scottish fiddle music, focusing on the production and reception of radio programs broadcast in Scotland by the BBC from its inception in 1923 until 1957, when television became a significant source of broadcasting. For the first time, musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds had to work together to organize performances of Scottish fiddle tunes. This new performance environment became an important arena for development of ideas about performance practice, particularly with regard to Scottish country dance ensembles but also in solo fiddling. Through the framework of reception theory, the work of producers is examined in detail
Sources for the study include written archives held by the BBC, newspapers, and popular periodicals published during the period studied. Oral histories collected from fiddlers throughout Scotland form the basis for an exploration of the opinions of knowledgeable consumers of the radio programs. The many views concerning performance practice for both solo and group performance of fiddle tunes are examined, and significant discrepancies between the musical ideas of BBC star and those of knowledgeable listeners are discussed
Gatekeeping theory provides an analytical framework for study of the interactions of musicians, BBC staff, and organizations that acted in an advisory capacity (e.g., the Scottish Country Dance Society) for broadcasts of Scottish fiddle tunes. Of particular interest is the process of auditioning musicians for broadcasting, and the continuing processes of negotiation concerning who should play for radio programs, and what repertoire should be performed. Four case studies illustrate the relationships between BBC staff and rural bands entirely devoted to traditional music, as compared with their work with urban bands that were more eclectic in their musical interests. The study concludes that the greatest influence of radio programs on the Scottish fiddlers came from the experience of performing on radio rather than from listening to broadcasts
School code: 0028
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 62-01A
主題 Folklore
Mass Communications
Alt Author University of California, Berkeley
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