Cultural Heritage and Improvised Music in European Festivals

Whyton, Tony and Perry, Beth (2021) Cultural Heritage and Improvised Music in European Festivals. In: A Research Agende for Heritage Planning. Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 163-173. ISBN 9781788974622

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Festivals have an important – if undervalued – position in Europe’s cultural ecology, with their dynamic and synergetic relationship to spaces and cultural sites. Within this context, jazz and improvised music festivals provide a distinctive lens through which to explore key issues in heritage research, drawing on music’s unique and complex relationship to concepts of high and low culture, tradition, innovation, authenticity and (non)-European identity.

This chapter explores the findings from the JPI-Heritage+ project CHIME and makes recommendations for future research into heritage planning.

Item Type: Book Section
7 November 2021Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural Heritage; Festivals; Jazz;
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-01 - social sciences (non-specific)
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-06 - cultural studies
CAH17 - business and management > CAH17-01 - business and management > CAH17-01-06 - tourism, transport and travel
CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
Depositing User: Tony Whyton
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 16:46
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021 16:48

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