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Author Téllez Vargas, Alejandro Alberto, author

Title Disability and music performance / Alejandro Alberto Téllez Vargas
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Interdisciplinary disability studies
Interdisciplinary disability studies
Contents Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Historical intersections between disability and music performance -- chapter 2 Ableism in the socio-musical organisation -- chapter 3 Iconography of performers with disabilities -- chapter 4 The visual aspects of disability in piano performance -- chapter 5 Overcoming narratives and piano performance -- chapter 6 Ageing and music performance -- chapter 7 Disability identity in music performance
Summary Disability and Music Performance examines discriminatory social practices in music conservatoria, orchestras, music festivals and music competitions, which limit disabled people’s access to music performance at a professional level. Of particular interest are the disabling barriers that musicians with an intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disability—or an acquired brain injury—encounter in the world of Western classical music, both as students and as professional performers. This book collects data in the form of semi-structured interviews andvideo and audio recordings to explore the voice, concerns and suggestions expressed by musicians with disabilities. It examines their perceptions of both inclusive and discriminatory practices in music institutions as well as the representation of, and audio-visual recordings by, key musical figures with disabilities. Its findings aim to contribute to the wellbeing of musicians with impairments by challenging disabling social practices that see them as inferior.This publication offers performers, teachers and researchers new perspectives for exploring some of the most common social dynamics in encounters between normative audiences, musicians and music critics, and musicians with disabilities. It invites the reader to recognise disability as a rightful identity category in music performance and to dismantle the disabling barriers that limit the participation of disabled people in music-making
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Discrimination against people with disabilities
Music -- Performance
Musicians with disabilities
Discrimination against people with disabilities.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical
MUSIC / Reference
Music -- Performance.
Musicians with disabilities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315109379 (electronic bk.)
9781315109374 (electronic bk.)