Vattenringar : En individstudie i folkmusikvågens efterdyningar

by Lies, Mattias

Abstract (Summary)
This essay is about two Swedish folk musicians, Anders Rosén and Leif Stinnerbom, who have been playing two important rolls in the developing process of Swedish folk music, on their separate ways. The main part of this work is focused on the era called “The Folk Music Vogue”, which was the era when my informants were in the limelight on the Swedish fiddler scene of the 70s.Our music culture is constantly lying under the change of progress and I find it interesting to reflect how these kinds of changes are affecting the role of the musician.In this essay I am reflecting on the different perspectives of the musicianship according to my informants and how they both are referring to their role as musicians. The purpose is further on to see how they have been relating to the change of progress on the field of the Swedish folk music during the 70s and up to this date. Throughout interviews with the informants I am analyzing their personal relationship to their life as folk musicians. I am focusing on their personal relationship to the Swedish folk music climate of today, as well as to the Folk Music Vogue of the 70s.The essay also focuses on the interpretation of traditional folk tunes, which leads us further on into the folk music tradition itself. During the 70s there was a young generation of fiddlers, which my informants was a strong part of, who was questioning the old values of the traditional folk music. With new kinds of perspectives and with different values this young generation changed the values in the tradition and through this, the folk musical climate became more open minded than before.One of my main conclusions in this essay is that my informants have been changing their relationship to the style of folk music as well as to the field of folk music. They have been changing their point of view, and these changes is mainly a result of the developments that have occurred in the style and on the field of folk music, after the era of the Folk Music Vogue, and further on up to this very date. These changes have also been affecting their personal relationship to their own musicianship.The history chapter of this essay will give the reader relevant information about the Swedish folk music history. Throughout the history the reader will get a bigger picture of the circumstances before and meanwhile the time of the Folk Music Vogue. The answers of my informants are compared to this history but firstly I have been comparing them with each other, and thereby answer the main questions of this essay.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Växjö universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:music culture folk tradition interpretation change in progress musicianship development


Date of Publication:05/14/2007

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