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Abstract

As an extension to the earlier paper “Windows” of Time: Memory, Metaphor, and Storytelling as Documents, this paper examines how those documents both inform and are informed by temporal epistemology and embodied knowledge. They serve to document both temporal and embodied epistemology in the ongoing process of musical knowledge building, in music performance, as well as in teaching and transmission contexts. To illustrate in greater depth how these documents are situated between temporal and embodied knowledge, Irish traditional music examples are drawn from five renowned musicians as a kind of case study. A model representing the documents’ situation and function is presented and described. Future research into “craft” domains, meaning knowledge domains that involve both artistry and craftsmanship such as culinary professionals and instrument-builders, will further explore these documents as well as their relationships to both temporal and embodied epistemology.

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