Articles about Audiences

Modern Talking
Crescendo (2016) Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 12


Light rhythms and heavy spirits: entertaining listeners through gnawa musical and ritual adaptations in Morocco
British Journal of Ethnomusicology (2016) Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 172-190

Moroccan musicians conflate sacred and popular sounds within diverse and malleable rituals across the country. Their efforts are aimed at negotiating and appeasing their various audiences: clients in need of healing, family and friends looking for an evening of entertainment, ...

'What's bigger than a standing ovation?': Intimacy and spectacle at the Tony Awards
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 37-54

In 1963, J. S. Siegels described two opposing methods by which artists could affect their audiences. The first was an aesthetic of grandeur: 'a principle of force, based on the sheer size and power of the impression'. The second was ...