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Fortune, Emotion and Poetics: The Intersubjective Experience of Mongolian Musical Sociality

Plueckhahn, Rebekah


This paper explores the spiritual esoteric imperative of social singing during the life-cycle event of an Altai Urianghai wedding. Social singing in this context creates a ‘musical-social heterophony’, interweaving layers of singing and talking, creating a space that is never solely social, nor solely musical. The creation of this space is described as bayar tsengel, or celebration, and is an attempt to sway this event into a positive and beautiful (saihan) space. Each wedding guest contributes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2014.887140


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