The Music Village was officially founded in 2006 and ever since it has been organised continuously every year in the second half of August, in the village of Agios Lavrentios in Pelion. This collective institution hosts a wide range of musical genres and an equally wide range of participants in its various events. Its indisputable popularity, the author notes, is due to the fundamental distinction the organisers make between the concept of "festival" and "community", maintaining that the Musical Village is not a music festival but a musical community. The author explores the concept of the community ethnographically with reference to the Music Village, examining the communal conceptions and practices of the music groups that appear in it. She also investigates the Music Village's relationship with the hosting village, Agios Lavrentios. The author makes the point that a "communal" engagement with music, as in the case of the Music Village, constitutes a creative and effective response to difficulties posed by the crisis.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Western art music in the "community": The Music Village as a case study
|Number of pages
|Published - 2015
- Western art music
- music festivals