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Consciousness and everyday Music Listening: Trancing, Dissociation and Absorption

Herbert, Ruth (2011) Consciousness and everyday Music Listening: Trancing, Dissociation and Absorption. In: Clarke, David and Clarke, Eric, eds. Music and Consciousness:Philosophical, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives. OUP, pp. 295-308. ISBN 978-0-19-955379-2. (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.001.0001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the range of consciousness occurring within the everyday music experiences of a small sample of UK listeners, particularly those experiences lying between the extremes of intense, emotional involvement, and apparent inattention when music, though present, seems to be barely perceived. Specifically, it draws on the constructs of trance, absorption, and dissociation as explicatory frames that throw into relief the self-regulating character — in psychological terms — of much everyday listening. By concentrating on the detailed nature of music listening episodes as lived experiences it becomes possible to offer a phenomenology of everyday listening, thus ‘reclaiming’ it for comparison with the literature on strong experiences.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.001.0001
Uncontrolled keywords: consciousness, musical experience, music, trace, absorption, dissociation, music listening
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
M Music and Books on Music
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Music and Audio Arts
Depositing User: Ruth Herbert
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 15:18 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 11:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53400 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Herbert, Ruth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7878-9991
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