Hindustani Music: Resilience and Flexibility in Recontextualizing an Ancient Tradition
Hindustani music has a long history of flourishing and reinventing itself across divergent settings: places of worship, courts, houses of landowners and salons of courtesans, major festivals and intimate celebrations, radio and recording studios, Indian concert halls and Western stages, analog and digital formats. In this process, Hindustani music has remained vibrant amidst a world of choices that come with new social, intellectual, and economic orders; increased mobility; and advances of technologies that affect how music is learned, created, performed, perceived, and disseminated. This chapter uses the five domains to gain a greater understanding of the flexibility and resilience of this tradition.
Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures: An Ecological Perspective
Musicology and Ethnomusicology