Roundtable: Food and Music: Directions for Research
Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Global Gateways and Local Connections
New York University, New York, NY
June 20-24, 2012
Date of Presentation
Food and music oftentimes accompany each other, particularly at festive or ritualistic events. Some music genres also use food as a frequent theme, either as a subject in itself, or as a metaphor usually for sex. Are there other commonalities between these two domains of experience that can contribute understanding of either one? In what ways are they similar; and in what ways different? Can musicological theories and concepts be usefully applied to food, and vice versa? This forum presents initial thoughts on the possibility of a field of gastromusicology.
Roundtable: Food and Music: Directions for Research.
Paper presented at Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Global Gateways and Local Connections in New York University, New York, NY.