By Mark Pedelty
On the coast of Washington and British Columbia take a seat the misty forests and towering mountains of Cascadia. With archipelagos surrounding its beaches and tidal surges of the Salish Sea trundling throughout the inside, this bioregion has lengthy attracted loggers, fishing fleets, and land builders, every one iteration looking successively tougher to arrive assets as old-growth stands, salmon shares, and different traditional endowments are depleted. along encroaching builders and industrialists is the presence of a wealthy environmental circulation that has traditionally equipped group via musical activism. From the Wobblies’ Little pink Songbook (1909) to Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs (1941) on via to the Raging Grannies’ formation in 1987, Cascadia's ecology has encouraged legions of songwriters and musicians to suggest for maintenance via music.
In this e-book, Mark Pedelty explores Cascadia's bright eco-musical group for you to know the way environmentalist track imagines, and maybe even creates, a extra sustainable belief of position. Highlighting the song and environmental paintings of such a variety of teams as Dana Lyons, the Raging Grannies, Idle not more, Towers and bushes, and Irthlingz, between others, Pedelty examines the divergent strategies—musical, organizational, and technological—used through every one musical crew to arrive varied audiences and to mobilize motion. He concludes with a dialogue of "applied ecomusicology," contemplating methods this publication should be of use to activists and musicians on the group level.
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A Song to Save the Salish Sea: Musical Performance as Environmental Activism (Music, Nature, Place) by Mark Pedelty