By Vincent Dubois
Regardless of the musical and social roles they play in lots of components of the area, wind bands haven't attracted a lot curiosity from sociologists. The Sociology of Wind Bands seeks to fill this hole in study by means of delivering a sociological account of this musical universe because it stands now. in response to a qualitative and quantitative survey carried out in northeastern France, the authors current a shiny description of the orchestras, the backgrounds and practices in their musicians, and the repertoires they play. Their multi-level research, starting from the cultural box to the wind track subfield and to daily life relationships inside of bands and native groups, sheds new mild at the social company, meanings and services of a kind of track that's all too usually taken without any consideration. but they move extra than in basic terms portraying a musical style. As wind tune is often ignored and socially outlined when it comes to its negative musical caliber or perhaps undesirable flavor, the publication addresses the thorny factor of the consequences of cultural hierarchy and domination. It proposes an resourceful and balanced framework which, past the explicit case of wind song, is an leading edge contribution to the sociology of lowbrow tradition.
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