ANALYSIS OFSOCIO-CULTURALASPECTS OFAMATEURMUSIC ENSEMBLES: IZMIR EXAMPLE

Burcu AVCI

Abstract


Amateur music ensembles appear as a multi-faceted social phenomenon. Most of them enjoy the presence of a patron society, as well as of a community of audience members, that support their activites. In this study, this phenemenon is studied in a socio-cultural model, through the ensemble’s social and economic parameters. Thus, amateur music ensembles, communities and socities are viewed in terms of “where they get their energy” and “what are their weaknesses. In this research, a theoretical overview of a phenomenon of “amateur ensembles” is presented. Survey method is used in the research. 62 music communities of within the İzmir Municipality are examined in regards to their inner dynamics and the interactions between different communities.

Keywords: Amateur, ensemble, community, music.


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