Title

Listening to a Brick: Hearing Location Performatively

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

performative listening, Miles Davis, location, autobiographical performance, pedagogy

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/10462937.2012.702219

Abstract

In this essay, the conception of listening as a performative act is offered as a critical, reflexive, and embodied act of engaging with and learning from the other. The example of a specific performance of trumpet player Miles Davis provides a starting place for considering the ways we might performatively listen to life stories, geographic locations, and music. This consideration of what it might mean to listen performatively to a life story in and from a specific geographic location extends, adds to, and transforms the pedagogical implications and possibilities of performatively listening to the other.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Text and Performance Quarterly, v. 32, issue 4, p. 332-348

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