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Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing

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Description for Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing Paperback. A groundbreaking look into the connections between music, dance, emotion, and trance Num Pages: 210 pages, 17 b&w photos, 26 figures, 8 color photos, 1 bibliog., 1 index. BIC Classification: AVA; JHMC; JMT. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 151 x 232 x 22. Weight in Grams: 388.

"A fascinating thesis and a timely synthesis. . . . Becker urges the reader to view certain arcane cultural rituals as being in the mainstream of spiritual development and argues that the resulting trance-like states may relate to the basic fabric of emotions and consciousness, which are our ancestral, animalian heritage. This is both a risky and courageous undertaking that challenges both cultural and neuroscientific studies."
—Jaak Panksepp, author of Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions

In Deep Listeners, Judith Becker brings together scientific and cultural approaches to the study of music and emotion, and music and ... Read more

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Indiana University Press United States
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About Judith Becker
Judith Becker is Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music, University of Michigan, where she directs the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the University Gamelan. Her field of expertise is the music of Southeast Asia, and she has conducted research in Burma, Indonesia, North India, and Sri Lanka. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Reviews for Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing
. . . [A] significant contribution to the literature on music, trance, ritual, and cognition, encompassing an impressive body of literature on the subject, and bridging disciplines in an entirely new way. . . . This book will be important and fascinating for musicologists,cognitive scientists, and others interested in the relationship between music, emotions, the mind, and the body.
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