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An analysis towards the construction and the role of collaborative circles in jazz musicians of Barcelona

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Marta Casals Balaguer

Investigadora predoctoral Universidad de Barcelona, ES
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Marta Casals Balaguer es candidata a Doctora en la Universidad de Barcelona, donde se encuentra realizando una investigación sobre procesos de profesionalización y trabajo artístico en los músicos de jazz. Es miembro del Centro de Estudios sobre Cultura, Política y Sociedad (CECUPS), y desarrolla labores de docencia e investigación en el Departamento de Sociología (Facultad de Economía y Empresa, UB) como becaria predoctoral con la Ayuda de Personal Investigador Predoctoral en Formación (APIF-UB). Sus principales intereses académicos están relacionados con la Sociología de las Profesiones Artísticas y la Sociología de la Cultura y las Artes, en cuyo marco ha realizado varias investigaciones y ha participado como ponente en varias conferencias internacionales. Tiene un título en Educación Musical (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 2007-10), un Máster en Gestión Cultural (Universidad Oberta de Cataluña-
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This article aims to study the impact that networks of contacts and circles of musicians have in generating work opportunities within the musical field of jazz. The research has been framed within the perspective of Pierre Bourdieu's artistic field (1984, 1987) and the main characteristics of conformation of collaborative circles studied by Michael P. Farrell (2003). The methodology used is qualitative and is based on semi-structured interviews and participant observation conducted between 2015 and 2016 with musicians from the jazz scene of the city of Barcelona. From this fieldwork, we have analyzed the main contributions that contact networks and collaborative circles of jazz musicians offer to generate work opportunities within the musical artistic field. We have also studied how the collective work and the conformation of musical groups become a crucial artistic and creative platform both for the development of the individual careers of musicians and in the field of joint exploration of the musical language itself.

 

How to Cite: Casals Balaguer, M., (2017). An analysis towards the construction and the role of collaborative circles in jazz musicians of Barcelona. Digithum. (20). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7238/d.v0i20.3100
Published on 01 Jul. 2017.
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