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  • Head of Department (Music)
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
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  • byron.dueck

Professional biography

Byron Dueck joined the Open University Music Department as Lecturer in Ethnomusicology in January 2012. He was previously Lecturer in Music at the Royal Northern College of Music and before that held posts as University Fellow in Music at the Open University and Coordinator of Musicology at Columbia College Chicago.

He studied ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago, where his doctoral research focused on public performances of First Nations and Métis music and dance in the western Canadian city of Winnipeg. His earlier musical studies, in piano performance, were undertaken at the University of Minnesota (MMus 1998) and Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus 1994).

 

Research interests

Dueck’s research on aboriginal music and dance is the subject of the recently published Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Dueck was a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded ‘Online Networks and the Production of Value in Electronic Music’ project. He was a co-investigator on the AHRC-funded ‘What is Black British Jazz?’ project and is co-editor, with Jason Toynbee, of a 2013 special issue of the Black Music Research Journal exploring jazz and race in the UK. He is also a member of the ‘Experience and Meaning in Music Performance’ group, whose research is disseminated in the edited collection Experience and Meaning in Music Performance (Oxford University Press, 2013).  

 

Publications

Books, including edited volumes

Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Martin Clayton, Byron Dueck, and Laura Leante, eds. Experience and Meaning in Music Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Jason Toynbee and Byron Dueck, eds. Migrating Music. London: Routledge, 2011.

Book chapters

‘Standard, Advantage and Race in British Discourse about Jazz’ in Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership and Performance, Jason Toynbee, Catherine Tackley, and Mark Doffman, eds. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.

‘Rhythm and Role Recruitment in Manitoban Aboriginal Music’ in Experience and Meaning in Music Performance, Martin Clayton, Byron Dueck, and Laura Leante, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

‘Civil Twilight: Country Music, Alcohol and the Spaces of Manitoban Aboriginal Sociability’ in Music, Sound, and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience, Georgina Born, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

‘“No Heartaches in Heaven”: A Response to Aboriginal Suicide’ in Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and Exchanges, Anna Hoefnagels and Beverly Diamond, eds. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012.

‘Song, Participation, and Intimacy at Truth and Reconciliation Gatherings’ in Arts of Engagement: Taking Aesthetic Action In and Beyond the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Keavy Martin and Dylan Robinson, eds. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, forthcoming 2016.

‘Imagining Identifications: How Musicians Align Their Practices with Publics’ in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities, Raymond MacDonald, David J. Hargreaves, and Dorothy Miell, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016.

‘Expedient Tradition? Indigenous Drum Song and Dance in Education and Child Welfare’ in Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America, Victoria Lindsay Levine and Dylan Robinson, eds. Forthcoming 2017.

Articles

D. Allington, B. Dueck and A. Jordanous. ‘Networks of Value in Electronic Music: SoundCloud, London, and the Importance of Place’, Cultural Trends 24/3 (2015): 211–222. 

Ellington ending: Jazz Endings, Aesthetic Discourse, and Musical Publics’. Black Music Research Journal 33/1 (Spring 2013): 91–115.

‘Public and Intimate Sociability in First Nations and Métis Fiddling’. Ethnomusicology 51/1 (2007): 30–63.

‘“Suddenly a Sense of Being a Community”: Aboriginal Square Dancing and the Experience of Collectivity’. Musiké 1 (2006): 41–58.

Other publications

Jason Toynbee and Byron Dueck, eds. Black Music Research Journal 33/1 (Spring 2013). Special issue on black British jazz.

‘Ethnic North America’ in Excursions in World Music, sixth edition, Timothy Rommen, ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011.

See also Open Research Online for further details of Byron Dueck’s research publications.

Publications

Networks of value in electronic music: SoundCloud, London, and the importance of place (2015)
Allington, Daniel; Dueck, Byron and Jordanous, Anna
Cultural Trends, 24(3) (pp. 211-222)
Jazz endings, aesthetic discourse, and musical publics (2013-04)
Dueck, Byron
Black Music Research Journal, 33(1) (pp. 91-115)
Public and intimate sociability in first nations and Métis fiddling (2007-01)
Dueck, Byron
Ethnomusicology, 51(1) (pp. 30-63)
'Suddenly a sense of being a community': Aboriginal square dancing and the experience of collectivity (2006-10)
Dueck, Byron
Musiké, 1(1) (pp. 41-58)
Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance in Manitoba (2013-12-05)
Dueck, Byron
ISBN : 978-0-19-974764-1 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : New York
Standard, advantage, and race in British discourse about jazz (2014-09-01)
Dueck, Byron
In: Toynbee, Jason; Tackley, Catherine and Doffman, Mark eds. Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership, and Performance. Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series (pp. 199-220)
ISBN : 978-1-4724-1756-5 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham
Rhythm and role recruitment in Manitoban aboriginal music (2013-11)
Dueck, Byron
In: Clayton, Martin; Dueck, Byron and Leante, Laura eds. Experience and Meaning in Music Performance
ISBN : 978-0-19-981132-8 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford
Civil twilight: country music, alcohol, and the spaces of Manitoban aboriginal sociability (2013-01)
Dueck, Byron
In: Born, Georgina ed. Music, Sound and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience (pp. 239-256)
ISBN : 9780521764247 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge, UK
'No heartaches in Heaven': a response to aboriginal suicide (2012-03-01)
Dueck, Byron
In: Hoefnagels, Anna and Diamond, Beverley eds. Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and Exchanges. McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series (66)
ISBN : 9780773539518 | Publisher : McGill-Queen's University Press | Published : Montreal
Migrating Music (2011)
Toynbee, Jason and Dueck, Byron
In: Toynbee, Jason and Dueck, Byron eds. Migrating Music (pp. 1-18)
ISBN : 978-0-415-59448-6 | Publisher : Routledge
Experience and Meaning in Music Performance (2013-09)
Clayton, Martin; Dueck, Byron and Leante, Laura eds.
ISBN : 9780199811328 | Publisher : Oxford University Press
Migrating Music (2011-03-29)
Toynbee, Jason and Dueck, Byron eds.
CRESC
ISBN : 978-0-415-59448-6 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon