Music and Arts in Action

Welcome to Music and Arts in Action

The journal Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) emerges from international, cross-disciplinary work that takes a wider, holistic approach in researching the dynamic role of music and the arts in social life and cultural experience. Cutting-edge work in this area considers how aesthetic experiences and artistic forms are unconsciously, semi-consciously and actively used by individuals and groups to structure social relations, situations, environments and action. Simply put, how, when and where do music and art do something, how do music and art matter?

Vol 4, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
MAiA Editorial Team 1-2


Retelling, Memory-Work, and Metanarrative: Two Musical-Artistic Mediations for Sexual Minorities and Majorities in Tokyo PDF
Mia Nakamura 3-23
Music and Reconciliation in Colombia: Opportunities and Limitations of Songs Composed by Victims PDF
María Elisa Pinto García 24-51
Beyond Decoding: Art Installations and Mediation of Audiences PDF
Nail Farkhatdinov 52-73
The Making of a Cultural Icon: The Electric Guitar PDF
Bill Danaher 74-93

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