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Unspittable: Long-Form Ethnographic Music Video as Cine-Ethnomusicology Research-Creation

Michael B. MacDonald

Abstract


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.

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music video; ethnographic film; ethnofiction; three-assemblages; research-creation; phenomenological ethnomusicology; Alberta; Canada; DIY musicians

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12835/ve2019.1-0138

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