The latest edition of the Journal of Musicological Research is a special issue on street music edited by Monash musicologist, Dr Paul Watt.
The special-issue is a cross-disciplinary collaboration on street music in various forms and genres. It includes articles on street music and musicians in Iran, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
Articles offer a variety of methodological, ethnographic and theoretical approaches to the subject including historical, legal and literary perspectives.
Articles in the special issue arose from a conference on Street Music held at Monash University in December 2014. The conference was funded by the Monash Research Accelerator Program.
- Paul Watt, ‘Street Music: Ethnography, Performance, Theory’
- Gay Breyley, ‘Between the Cracks: Street Music in Iran’
- Carolyn S. Stevens, ‘Irassai! Sonic Practice as Commercial Enterprise in Urban Japan‘
- Katherine Ki Tak Wong, ‘An Ethnomusicological Understanding of the Street Performance of Cantonese Opera街檔 (Jie Dang) in Hong Kong’
- Luke McNamara and Julia Quilter, ‘Street Music and the Law in Australia: Busker Perspectives on the Impact of Local Council Rules and Regulations’
- Susan Bird, ‘Dancing in the Streets: Political Action and Resistance in Melbourne’
- Joseph Williams, ‘Busking in Musical Thought: Value, Affect, and Becoming’
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