Digital cinema allows ethnomusicologists to experiment with new ways of working with musicians and music communities.
Michael B. MacDonald is a cine-ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music in the faculty of Fine Arts and Communications at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His research focuses on cine-ethnomusicology, ethnographic film about music, musicians, and music communities. He has published two books: “Playing for Change: Music Festivals as Community Learning and Development” and “Remix and Life Hack in Hip Hop: Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Music” and is currently working on a book titled “Cinema Vitalite: the Cine-Ethnomusicology of Les Blank”.
  • Director (6 Credits)
    Unspittable 2019
    Documentary, Experimental
    Waiting to Connect 2019
    Short
    in memoriam viktor ullmann2018
    Experimental
    WE'RE TOO LOUD2018
    Documentary
    John Wort Hannam is a Poor Man2017
    Documentary
    Pimachihowan2015
    Documentary
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Waiting to Connect 2019
    Short
Best Documentary Short
John Wort Hannam is a Poor Man
Central Alberta Film Festival
Red Deer
2018
College
PhD, University of Alberta
ethnomusicology
Digital cinema allows ethnomusicologists to experiment with new ways of working with musicians and music communities.