- The Oxford Handbook of Community Music
- Introduction: An Overview of Community Music in the Twenty-First Century
- Part I Contexts
- Community Music Contexts, Dynamics, and Sustainability
- Community Music Interventions in Post-Conflict Contexts
- Community Music in the South Pacific
- Community-Supported Music-Making As A Context For Positive And Creative Ageing
- Online Music Communities and Social Media
- How Ubiquitous Technologies Support Ubiquitous Music
- Music-Making Behind Bars: The Many Dimensions of Community Music in Prisons
- Part II Transformations
- Strategic Working with Children and Young People in Challenging Circumstances
- Community Music and Youth: Delivering Empowerment?
- Growing Community Music Through a Sense of Place
- Translating Intercultural Creativities in Community Music
- Community Musical Theatre and Interethnic Peace-Building in Malaysia
- Community Music Portraits of Struggle, Identity, and Togetherness
- Measuring Outcomes and Demonstrating Impact: Rhetoric and Reality in Evaluating Participatory Music Interventions
- Part III Politics
- Theorizing Arts Participation as a Social Change Mechanism
- Community Music in the United Kingdom: Politics or Policies?
- Community Music in Cultural Policy
- Rethinking Community Music as Artistic Citizenship
- The Ethics of Community Music
- Engaging in Policy-Making Through Community-Oriented Work
- Why Public Culture Fails at Diversity
- Part IV Intersections
- Community Music and Music Therapy: Jointly and Severally
- Disability Arts and Visually Impaired Musicians in the Community
- Group Singing and Quality of Life
- Community Music and Ethnomusicology
- Community Music and Rational Recreation
- Music Projects with Veteran and Military Communities
- Arts-Based Educational Research in Community Music
- Part V Education
- Community Music in Higher Education
- Models of Collaboration and Community Music
- A University Commitment to Collaborations with Local Musical Communities
- Community Service Learning with First Peoples
- Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning
- Community Music Practice with Adults
- Becoming a Community Musician: A Situated Approach to Curriculum, Content, and Assessment
Abstract and Keywords
Pervasive computing technologies are providing opportunities and challenges for new musical practices and offering greater access to musical interactions for people at all levels of musical experience. In this chapter we review theoretical insights and practical experiences of taking advantage of these opportunities and meeting these challenges; we describe how to leverage ubiquitous technologies to support ubiquitous music; and we discuss ideas and techniques that can assist in ensuring that social music activities provide an appropriate variety of experiences and strategies to maximize socially positive and musically creative outcomes. Strategies include starting with what is known and available, enhancing human skills with computational automation, and increasing participation through simplification to improve access and promote cultures of open sharing. Three case studies illustrate how these ideas are put into practice, covering experiences from across the world based in varied social contexts and using differing technologies, but sharing the same ambition of enhancing everyday experience through musical interactions mediated by pervasive technologies.
Andrew Brown, Professor of Digital Arts, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Damián Keller coordinates the Amazon Center for Music Research (NAP) and teaches music and computing at the Federal University of Acre, Brazil. He is a founding member of the Ubiquitous Music Group (g-ubimus). His research focuses on everyday creativity, software design, and ecocomposition within the context of ubiquitous music-making. He has acted as guest editor of the Journal of New Music Research and authored the books Music Creation and Technologies: Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice (Keller & Budasz, 2010) and Ubiquitous Music (Keller, Lazzarini, & Pimenta, 2014).
Maria Helena de Lima is a professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in the Department of Expression and Movement/Musical Area for Application School. She is member of the Ubiquitous Music Research Group. Her research interests are general education, music learning in school and community settings, musical semantics, ICT and music, knowledge and musical development, the philosophy of technology, and technology and society.
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