Fiddle Music and the Constitution of Musical Affect on (and away from) the Gaspé Coast: Interpreting Musical Affordance, Motion, and Emotion through Turino's Peircian Framework

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Fiddle Music and the Constitution of Musical Affect on (and away from) the Gaspé Coast: Interpreting Musical Affordance, Motion, and Emotion through Turino's Peircian Framework
Abstract
Combining ethnography with theories of musical "affordance", semiotic affectivity, and phenomenological senses of place, the author explores how the joint sonic structures of a local Gaspesian fiddle style and certain mass-mediated fiddle styles have fused into a deeply affective cultural resource for many of the older English-speaking residents of Douglastown, Quebec despite ongoing demographic decline and outmigration. The author suggests that experiences of musical affect and focused modes of listener engagement are rooted in the affordance of the sounds themselves, which have engendered patterns of cultural "work" that have imbued these sounds with a profound indexicality.
Publication
MUSICultures
Volume
Vol. 42
Issue
no. 2
Pages
19-54
Date
2015
Language
en
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Patterson, Glenn. “Fiddle Music and the Constitution of Musical Affect on (and Away from) the Gaspé Coast: Interpreting Musical Affordance, Motion, and Emotion through Turino’s Peircian Framework.” MUSICultures Vol. 42, no. 2 (2015): 19–54. https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/MC/article/view/24449.
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