Music in the Post-9/11 World
Edited by Jonathan Ritter, J. Martin Daughtry
Routledge – 2007 – 360 pages
Music in the Post-9/11 World addresses the varied and complex roles music has played in the wake of September 11, 2001. Interdisciplinary in approach, international in scope, and critical in orientation, the twelve essays in this groundbreaking volume examine a diverse array of musical responses to the terrorist attacks of that day, and reflect upon the altered social, economic, and political environment of "post-9/11" music production and consumption. Individual essays are devoted to the mass-mediated works of popular musicians such as Bruce Springsteen and Darryl Worley, as well as to lesser-known musical responses by artists in countries including Afghanistan, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, and Senegal. Contributors also discuss a range of themes including the role played by Western classical music in rites of mourning and commemoration, "invisible" musical practices such as the creation of television news music, and implicit censorship in the mainstream media. Taken as a whole, this collection presents powerful evidence of the central role music has played in expressing, shaping, and contesting worldwide public attitudes toward the defining event of the early twenty-first century.
Foreword, Gage Averill
Introduction, J. Martin Daughtry
Part One: Music, the United States, and the Mass Media After 9/11
1. Pop Goes to War, 2001–2004: U.S. Popular Music After 9/11 Reebee Garofalo
2. "America: A Tribute to Heroes": Music, Mourning, and the Unified American Community Kip Pegley and Susan Fast
3. The Sounds of American and Canadian Television News After 9/11: Entoning Horror and Grief, Fear and Anger James Deaville
4. Models of Charity and Spirit: Bruce Springsteen, 9/11, and the War on Terror Bryan Garman
5. Double Voices of Musical Censorship after 9/11 Martin Scherzinger
6. "Have you forgotten?": Darryl Worley and the Musical Politics of Operation Iraqi Freedom Peter Schmelz
7. For alle Menschen? Classical Music and Remembrance After 9/11 Peter Tregear
Part Two: Music and 9/11 Beyond the United States
8. Terror in an Andean Key: Peasant Cosmopolitans Interpret 9/11 Jonathan Ritter
9. Exploding Myths in Morocco and Senegal: Sufis Making Music After 9/11 Larry Blumenfeld
10. Corridos of 9/11: Mexican Ballads in Commemorative Practice John McDowell
11. "I’ll tell you why we hate you!" Sha‘ban ‘Abd al-Rahim and Middle Eastern Reactions to 9/11 James Grippo
12. 9/11 and the Politics of Music-Making in Afghanistan Veronica Doubleday
Jonathan Ritter is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the University of California, Riverside.
J. Martin Daughtry is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at New York University.