Arts

Kindred Narratives: Reflections of Southern Black Orality in Sweetwater
Durham reinterprets home and reimagines the storied lives of Black women by fusing her experience with those described by author Robin Boylorn in Sweetwater. Boylorn privileges African diasporic storytelling traditions, such as orality. Durham employs them and provides a complementary performance narrative to recount southern Black girlhood in Sweetwater (North Carolina) and Tidewater (Virginia...


Writing Visually Through (Methodological) Events and Cartography
This article explores visual forms of writing through cartography and methodological events. As re-envisioned writing practices and textual methodologies potentially push boundaries of qualitative research, these new lines of inquiry also may respond to persisting educational challenges that confine occupational job design and career pathways in education. Various related and unrelated inquirie...
Disturbing the Divide: Poetry as Improvisation to Disorder Power Relationships in Research Supervision
In this article, we share our use of poetry as a research supervision tool. We are not only colleagues but are also in a student–supervisor relationship. Early on in the PhD process, we began writing poems to each other on email as a way of communicating aspects of our research ideas that we felt were not able to be expressed in prose. We found that this use of poetry enabled a direct emo...


Storm Surge: An Autoethnography About Teaching in the Australian Outback
This is a story about what happens when an experienced teacher attempts to survive the implementation of a relentless, assessment-driven curriculum. Australian Education systems are now demanding that schools be accountable for student results, and that student outcomes are measured. Philosophically, this may have a certain merit, but in translation, as systemic doctrines are interpreted and im...
Tinnitus: A Deafhearing Phenomenon
The authors of this article are cousins from a Deafhearing family. Andrew is profoundly Deaf while Sara is Hearing. Both authors have Waardenburg Syndrome and are experiencing tinnitus, which appears to change in nature over time. This article, which is a reflection on their shared experiences of tinnitus, began as a conversation via Facebook. Through performance autoethnography, presented as p...


Pain Is a Social Construction Until It Hurts: Living Theory on My Body
This is a narrative about embodiment, difference, and, most of all, pain. What happens when the body is broken and pain becomes the center of one’s daily life? How does one learn to accept disability? Written at the intersection of arts-based inquiry and autoethnography, I utilize poetry to communicate the transformation of my mind and body after a car accident forced me to reevaluate how...
Der Gold-MSI: Replikation und Validierung eines Fragebogeninstrumentes zur Messung Musikalischer Erfahrenheit anhand einer deutschen Stichprobe
The present study introduces the German version of the Gold-MSI inventory, a tool for evaluating self-reported musical abilities and musical expertise. The Gold-MSI is based around the multidimensional construct of Musical Sophistication and builds on the idea that musical expertise cannot only be developed through musical training on an instrument but also through active engagement with music ...

Ontologies of Interdependence, the Sacred, and Health Care: Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home
Marilynne Robinson's two most recent novels offer a compelling ethical framework for contemporary readers. After reviewing the shift in how her seminal novel Housekeeping has been received, this article demonstrates how Robinson's more recent fiction focuses on responsibility, generosity, and interdependence, all founded in a system of belief her protagonists have accepted. Robinson's work invi...
On the clarity of the musical stave
The staves of 63 scores of popular keyboard music from 50 publishers were measured. The staves had similar height but lines that varied in thickness from 0.1 mm to 0.45 mm. Evidence from visual psychophysics suggests that when the stave has thick lines, perceptual distortions are likely to affect the clarity of the score adversely. Students were asked to sight-read scores comprising random note...

Statistical Form amongst the Darmstadt School
This article analyses the Darmstadt composers' discourse around the concept of ‘statistical form’ in the mid- to late 1950s and early 1960s. Stockhausen introduced this terminology in a 1954 analysis of Debussy's Jeux, but the real inspiration lies in the nascent electronic music studio. Using score and sketch analysis, published writings and correspondence, I show how Ligeti, Boulez and Po...
Bollywood Bhajans: Style as ‘Air’ in an Indian-Guyanese Twice-migrant Community
During weekly services at Indian-Guyanese Hindu temples in Minneapolis, participants sing devotional songs from Hindi films as well as songs rooted in Bhojpuri-speaking North India that are maintained through oral tradition in the Indian-Guyanese diaspora. In this context, the Bollywood song style comprises a stylistic language that becomes disarticulated from film songs and re-articulated with...

Creative Intersubjectivity in Performance: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific
Challenging the dichotomy of collective tradition versus individual creativity, the papers in this special issue explore the dynamics of creative intersubjectivity in diverse performance contexts from Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific. In this Introduction, we situate these contributions within the wider discussion of the social meaning, location, and organisation of the creative process, arguing ...
The Rhythm Span Task: Comparing Memory Capacity for Musical Rhythms in Musicians and Non-Musicians
The study introduces a rhythm memory task and compares performance of musicians and non-musicians. The rhythm span task with increasing and decreasing sequence length according to the participants’ performance, measures the individual memory capacity for musical rhythms. show that musicians perform significantly better on the rhythm span task indicating that memory capacity for rhythms is sup...
Classical Guitar Music in Printed Collections: A New Index and a Model for Indexing Instrumental Music in Score Collections
Classical Guitar Music in Printed Collections is a new, open-access, online index to the contents of published score collections for classical guitar. Its interlinked, alphabetized lists allow one to find a composition by title or composer, to discover what score collections include that piece, to see what other works are included in each collection identified, and to locate a copy in a library...
'Ah Clara, I am Not Worthy of Your Love': Rereading 'Frauenliebe und Leben', the Poetry and the Music
In setting Chamisso's Frauenliebe und Leben, Schumann discovered in the poems a subtext that he reflected in the music. Although the heroine of the poems manifestly aspires to be humble and submissive, as was widely expected of women in her day, she emerges, to those who read closely, as more independent and spirited than she herself knows. By shaping details in his songs' vocal line, Schumann ...