What Can Music Say?
(Dr Simon McKerrell)

The video below introduces some of the key points discussed in this week's lecture on music and semiotics.

Essential Reading
Taruskin, Richard. (1982) ‘On Letting the Music Speak for Itself: Some Reflections on Musicology and Performance’ The Journal of Musicology, 1(3), pp.338-349.
John Shepherd and Peter Wicke, Music and Cultural Theory (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1997).

Additional Reading
Diamond, Beverly. (2000) "Theory from Practice: First Nations Popular Music in Canada" Repercussions 7/8, pp.397-431.
Keil, Charles, & Steven Feld. (1994) Music Grooves: Essays and Dialogues Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Small, Christopher. (1998) Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, pp.1-18.