Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mixing MusicsTurkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Maureen Jackson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804780155

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804780155.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use (for details see http://www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 January 2018

Into the Future: Texts, Technologies, and Tradition

Into the Future: Texts, Technologies, and Tradition

Chapter:
(p.141) Five Into the Future: Texts, Technologies, and Tradition
Source:
Mixing Musics
Author(s):

Maureen Jackson

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804780155.003.0006

This chapter explores changing modes of transmission of the Maftirim repertoire throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Until the present day, the Turkish Jewish historical record testifies to a striking persistence of Ottoman oral methods of transmission and performance. It is with the comprehensive, recently produced Maftirim publication in 2009 that important questions emerge about orality and textuality in connection with the ‘preservation’ of ‘traditional’ forms. Such questions resonate with global cross-cultural discussions around recording, notating, and distributing oral musical forms perceived to be at risk: what constitutes musical authorship and ‘authenticity,’ originals and versions, masters and non-masters within new texts and technologies, new locales and audiences? In the end, the new project, which effectively reconstructs the Maftirim for the future, will represent authentic original compositions or orally transmitted versions, depending upon reader reception and historical understanding of Ottoman music-making as explored in the book.

Keywords:   transmission, orality, textuality, tradition, authenticity, versions, audience

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.