Cultural Heritage and Improvised Music in European Festivals

Tony Whyton, Beth Perry

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    Festivals have an important, if undervalued, position in Europe?s cultural ecology, with their dynamic and synergetic relationship to spaces and cultural sites. Within this context, jazz and improvised music festivals provide a distinctive lens through which to explore key issues in heritage research, drawing on music's unique and complex relationship to concepts of high and low culture, tradition, innovation, authenticity and (non)-European identity. This chapter explores the findings from the JPI-Heritage+ project CHIME and makes recommendations for future research into heritage planning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Research Agenda for Heritage Planning
    Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Europe
    EditorsEva Stegmeijer, Loes Veldpaus
    Place of PublicationCheltenham
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781788974639
    ISBN (Print)9781788974622
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 7 Nov 2021

    Publication series

    NameElgar Research Agendas
    PublisherElgar Publishing


    • Cultural Heritage; Festivals; Jazz;


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