Disability and Representation

Summary:  In Joseph N. Strauss’s chapter, “Extraordinary Measures,” he explores the intersectionality of music and disability. Strauss examines the concept of performance on a stage and through social interactions, touching on aspects of society such as the “normative stare” (128). Through his study of the experiences of multiple musical performers that possess disabilities, his central … Read moreDisability and Representation

Absolutist and Traditionalist Structures

The following is an analysis of the PBS NewsHour interview with Leon Fleisher, that video can be found here. Summary: In PBS NewsHour’s interview of Leon Fleisher, Jeffry Brown interviews the virtuoso on how he navigated life with a disability that had complicated his music career. The program’s examination of Fleisher’s life focuses on how … Read moreAbsolutist and Traditionalist Structures