Behind the baton: Exploring autoethnographic writing in a musical context

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Title Behind the baton: Exploring autoethnographic writing in a musical context
Author Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh
Journal Name Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Abstract In this article, the author considers how music can expand the creative possibilities of autoethnography. Likewise, the author explores how autoethnography can offer musicians a means to reflect on their creative work in culturally insightful ways. To “play out” these disciplinary considerations,the author crafts an autoethnographic narrative that centers on her own creative practice as a conductor. Moving between description and action, dialogue and introspection, the narrative reveals some of the complexities of reflecting and writing about music in this way. While this narrative is grounded in the author's lived experiences, it reveals significant broader issues about the process of doing autoethnography, the conducting profession, and the culture and practice of music-making at large.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 38
Issue Number 6
Page from 713
Page to 733
ISSN 0891-2416
Date Accessioned 2009-12-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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