|Mia Nakamura||Last modified date：2019.06.03|
Associate Professor / Sound Culture, Arts Management
Department of Communication Design Science
Faculty of Design
Department of Communication Design Science
Faculty of Design
Mia Nakamura .
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Sociology of Music and Arts
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research InterestsMembership in Academic Society
- art and social inclusion
keyword : art, social inclusion, diversity, cultural policy, arts management
- Group Creativity (Co-Creativity) and Facilitation
keyword : group creativity, co-creativity, facilitation,experience, body
- Socially Engaged Art
keyword : arts, music, society, arts management, care, cultural policy
- Interdisciplinary Study of Arts: sociology and cognitive science
keyword : arts, music, sociology, cognitive science, neuroscience
|1.||Mia Nakamura, Hazuki Kosaka, "Facilitation-based Distributed Creativity: The Inari Chorus Performance at the Itoshima International Art Festival," in Creativity in Music Education, edited by, by Yukiko Tsubonou, Ai-Girl Tan, and Mayumi Oie, Singapore: Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2749-0, 2018.12, [URL], Facilitation-based distributed creativity refers to a responsible leader who facilitates a group in its creative activities and integrates members’ ideas and capacities into a final output. This article examines facilitation-based distributed creativity, focusing on the Inari Chorus performance at the 2014 Itoshima International Art Festival. The Inari Chorus, an amateur group of nine adults and three children, cocreated an original work, Song of Inari, which includes singing, ritualistic gestures, hand-clapping games, recitations, dance performances, and improvisation. The authors discuss its creativity in the representational and performing contexts, introducing two kinds of distributed creativity: challenge-based and voluntary-based. Although this article does not deal directly with educational issues, it offers a new perspective on musical education through sociological and musicological investigations of unique creative practices..|
|2.||Mia Nakamura, "Music Sociology Meets Neuroscience," in Handbook on Music and the Body, edited by Sander Gilman and Youn Kim, Oxford University Press, 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190636234.013.6, 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190636234.013.6, 2018.07, [URL], “The power of music” has been a controversial term in recent discussions regarding music and social issues. Instead of avoiding use of the term, this chapter attempts to explain the mechanism of musical effects through interdisciplinary considerations of sociology and neuroscience. The first three sections of the chapter provide an overview of intersections between sociology and cognitive science, addressing their shared interest in mediation-based and human-centered approaches. The last two sections reanalyze ethnographic findings from neuroscientific perspectives, showing why the sensitive use of music may become an effective tool for empowerment. It also suggests that musical retelling allows us to believe that we are connected to others both in the present and the past..|
|2.||Mia Nakamura, Articulating the Processes and Social Effects brought forth by Socially Engaged Music-Making Projects: A Case of the Ensembles Asia Orchestra, SIMM-POSIUM: 2nd Research Symposium on Social Impact of Making Music 2017, 2017.07, [URL].|
|3.||Mia Nakamura, The Otto & Orabu Ensemble: Facilitation-based Distributed Creativity in Japan, Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice, 2016.06.|
|4.||Mia Nakamura, The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Music: “The Power of Music” and Recovery Songs
, International Council for Traditional Music, Study Group on Music and Minorities , 2014.07, In the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake “the power of music” received remarkable attention. Not only various musical performances within and outside the country were consciously devoted to the disaster victims, but also many musical activities in the disaster area took place to encourage people, hoping for fast recovery. While mass media frequently used the phrase “the power of music” for any musical activity without reservation, sincere musicians confronted the question of what music could do for the crisis, exploring the potential of musical mediation.
I have been conducting research on the musical activities during the disaster recovery, funded by Japan Society for the Promotions of Science. The research project consists of three parts: 1) textual analyses of newspaper articles regarding musical activities after the 2011 earthquake, 2) ethnographical studies of particular musical activities in the disaster areas, and 3) interdisciplinary investigation of musical effect on human beings in time of crisis.
For the ICTM conference in particular, I will discuss the use of music among different groups of people, which the disaster abruptly divided: those who live in the disaster area (i.e. the newly formed minority group), and those who do not (i.e. the majority). Are there differences in the use of music between the minority and the majority groups? How could these different positioned people be bridged through musical activities? What are common in the musical practices of the aftermath regardless of the people’s positions? And above all, what can we learn about “the power of music” through the experience of the earthquake?.
|5.||Mia Nakamura, Musical Experience as Embodied Memory-Work: Linking Sociological Findings to Neuroscientific Explanations, International Conference “Music and the Body" (University of Hong Kong, 香港), 2012.03, Department of Music and the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong 主催のシンポジウムでの発表。事例研究を通じて明らかになった「音楽と記憶」に関する知見と神経学的議論との接合をはかる。著書『音楽をひらく』第3〜5章に発展する内容。.|
|6.||Mia Nakamura, The Living Together Lounge for People Who are Both HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative: A Monthly Live Music Event as "Ritualistic Art" in Tokyo, SocArts Symposium 2010 "Music-Conflict-Transformation" （University of Exeter, イギリス）, 2011.05, SocArts (Sociology of the Arts Group at Exeter Universit, 代表：Tia DeNora） 主催のシンポジウムでの発表。著書『音楽をひらく』第5章、および論文 "Retelling, Memory-work, and Metanarrative"に発展。.|
|7.||Mia Nakamura, Authenticating the Female gidayū: Gender, Westernization and Governmental Policy in Japanese Performing Arts, 44th Annual Meeting, The Society for Ethnomusicology (Austin, アメリカ）, 1999.11, アメリカ民族音楽学会全国大会での発表。論文 "Authenticating the Female Gidayū" に発展。.|
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