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Beyond Listening: A study on the audience’s motives for attending live Hindustani classical concerts

  • Author / Creator
    Nair, Shruti Shashikumar
  • Hindustani classical music audiences are considered to be an active and engaging group at live concerts. This thesis aims to explore the motives of different types of concert goers for attending live Hindustani concerts and their role in sustaining the tradition of live Hindustani performances. The study addresses the historical, cultural, social and pedagogical factors in relation to live Hindustani concerts and audience attendance. The audience's perspectives and experiences about listening to Hindustani classical concerts were evaluated through empirical research. The research findings draw upon participant observation, personal interviews and qualitative analysis. From the study, it is evident that the audience’s purpose behind attending Hindustani concerts is multifaceted. While concerts are generally perceived as an avenue for entertainment, concert performances also act as a platform for the audience to enhance their musical knowledge and to meet like-minded individuals. The classical concert venues can hence be considered as a center for learning and social networking

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2021
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-h6n1-qq48
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.