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Music of the Martial Arts: Rhythm, Movement, and Meaning in a Chinese Canadian Kung Fu Club
This dissertation is an investigation of the percussion used to accompany Chinese martial arts and lion dancing at Toronto, Canada’s Hong Luck Kung Fu Club. It is based on six years of participant-observation and performance ...
What Moves You? Raving at the Confluence of Musical Space, Headspace, Temporal Space, and Cultural Space
This study is an ethnographic investigation of rave and its culture, focusing on the motivational structures of individuals within the community. The aim of the study is to better understand the nature and form of raves ...
What is Music For?: Utopian Ecomusicologies and Musicking Hornby Island
This dissertation concerns making music as a utopian ecological practice, skill, or method of associative communication where participants temporarily move towards idealized relationships between themselves and their ...