Unspittable: long-form ethnographic music video as cine-ethnomusicology research-creation

Author
MacDonald, Michael B.
Faculty Advisor
Date
2020
Keywords
music video , ethnographic film , ethnofiction , three-assemblages , research-creation , phenomenological ethnomusicology , Alberta , Canada , DIY musicians
Abstract (summary)
Cine-ethnomusicology, the cinematic study of music culture, is an emerging discipline in ethnomusicology. Benjamin Harbert, a leading figure in this movement, has called for a critical cinema of music to blend ethnomusicology and film studies. In response to this call, I forward the long-form ethnographic music video as a research-creation model that combines ethnographic filmmaking with music video production. This article introduces a three-assemblage ethnographic production model and uses the making of Unspittable (2019) as a case study.
Publication Information
MacDonald, M. (2020). Unspittable: Long-Form Ethnographic Music Video as Cine-Ethnomusicology Research-Creation. Visual Ethnography, 9(1). doi:10.12835/ve2019.1-0140
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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