Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing Judith Becker

ISBN: 9780253216724

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216 pages


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Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing  by  Judith Becker

Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing by Judith Becker
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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 ofMoreA 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 EmotionsIn Deep Listeners, Judith Becker brings together scientific and cultural approaches to the study of music and emotion, and music and trancing. Becker claims that persons who experience deep emotions when listening to music are akin to those who trance within the context of religious rituals.

Using new discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and biology, Deep Listeners outlines an emotion-based theory of trance using examples from Southeast Asian and American musics. A companion CD includes excerpts from several of the musical genres under discussion, and a 16-page color insert presents vivid documentation of the global experience of deep listening.



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