Accepted paper:

Being Daisy

Author:

Penelope Moore (University of Manchester)

Paper short abstract:

Being Daisy is a film about music-making. Filmed in Austria, it centres on musician and composer Daisy Jopling. What is it like to live a life that is every day infused with music? For Daisy it is life-enhancing. Music is about everything and everything is about music. As Daisy searches for a still-point where thinking and doing and music and life can come together, we come to see music-making as a mirror for the many struggles involved in living a life. 50’ film

Paper long abstract:

Being Daisy is a film about music-making. Filmed in Austria, it centres on musician and composer Daisy Jopling. What is it like to live a life that is every day infused with music? For Daisy it is life-enhancing. Music is about everything and everything is about music. As Daisy searches for a still-point where thinking and doing and music and life can come together, we come to see music-making as a mirror for the many struggles involved in living a life.

Being Daisy was filmed and completed as an integral part of my PhD research and will be submitted as part of my thesis. I undertook fieldwork in Vienna with professional musicians. My interest focuses on how these musicians make the space to be creative. The thesis has come to be about how to create a musical life.

50’ film

panel P43
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