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American Music Documentary

Five Case Studies of Ciné-Ethnomusicology

Documentary filmmakers have been making films about music for a half-century. American Music Documentary looks at five key films to begin to imagine how we might produce, edit, and watch films from an ethnomusicological point of view. Reconsidering Albert and David Maysles's Gimme Shelter, Jill Godmilow's Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman, Shirley Clarke's Ornette: Made in America, D.A. Pennebaker's and Chris Hegedus's Depeche Mode: 101, and Jem Cohen's and Fugazi's Instrument, Harbert lays the foundations for the study and practice of "ciné-ethnomusicology." Interviews with directors and rich analysis from the disciplinary perspectives of film studies and ethnomusicology make this book a critical companion to some of the most celebrated music documentaries of the twentieth century.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.

About the Author

BENJAMIN J. HARBERT is associate professor in the music and the film and media studies departments at Georgetown University. He is the producer and director of Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians and co-editor of The Arab Avant-Garde: Music, Politics, Modernity.

Reviews

"A call for a ciné-ethnomusicology, American Music Documentary is as much an invitation for a critical, reflexive ethnomusicology. Forging new ground in the study—and making—of music films, it is an utterly compelling read."—Marina Peterson, author of Sound, Space, and the City

Endorsements

"A call for a "ciné-ethnomusicology," American Music Documentary is as much an invitation for a critical, reflexive ethnomusicology. Forging new ground in the study—and making—of music films, it is an utterly compelling read."—Marina Peterson, author of Sound, Space, and the City

"By connecting the analysis of musical styles and filmic techniques to broader social and economic issues, this book provides a new perspective on documentary cinema, and will encourage film studies scholars and students interested in documentary practices to engage more fully with sound and music."—Barley Norton, reader in ethnomusicology, Goldsmiths, University of London
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