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A Symphony of Flavors

Food and Music in Concert

Editor(s): Edmundo Murray
Contributors: Simone Caputo, Sean Williams, Anna Piotrowska, Edmundo Murray, Izaura Furtado, René Vázquez Díaz, Rihab Bagnole,

Book Description

Sound and taste conjugate a special relationship, and they are often presented and represented together. The linkage between music and food has been a traditional field for artists to suggest, among various emotions, love and sexual desire, happiness, fear, and rebellion, as well as environmental, urban, ethnic, and class values.

This multi-author book explores the interconnectedness of music and food and their meaningful relations. With a multicultural approach, chapters focus on various historical periods and world cultures. Music and food links are explored within the framework of different disciplines, such as musicology, literature, anthropology, and history. General lines for a theoretical base are developed by specialists from diverse fields.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7726-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7726-3
Date of Publication: 01/07/2015
Pages / Size: 301 / A5
Price: £47.99


Edmundo Murray is the author of a number of books, including the ground-breaking Becoming irlandés: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina 1844-1912 and, as co-author, Centre William Rappard: Home of the World Trade Organization, Geneva and Regional Integration in West Africa, in addition to two collections of poems and short stories. He has worked as Invited Professor at the University of Cape Verde, and has published articles in cultural history, migration studies, the history of international organizations, and cultural regional integration. He holds a PhD in Literature from the University of Zurich.