Article | Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 | Participation; Orality and Multidirectional Music-making in a Mediatized and Professionalized World

Title:
Participation; Orality and Multidirectional Music-making in a Mediatized and Professionalized World
Author:
Ingrid Åkesson: University of Umeå, Sweden
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Year:
2011
Conference:
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Issue:
062
Article no.:
055
Pages:
521-526
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2011-11-22
ISBN:
978-91-7519-993-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Much discourse on contemporary musicking focuses on institutionalized and professionalized music; whether commercial or connected to elite institutions; and is often limited to a binary relationship between producer and consumer. When music is primarily regarded as a product we risk becoming blind to the dynamic character of music as an unfinished process; as a fundamental and widely disseminated human activity and behaviour.

This paper discusses the fact that present Swedish and global music milieus also include activities with a stress on multi-directional communication within small community and affinity groups; usually including strong elements of the oral-derived and the spontaneous. When music-making is multidirectional and partly improvised; and performed in an informal context; the boundaries between performer and audience may become fluid and blurred. What space is there for this kind of activity? Are music market and small-scale participatory activity always dichotomies? I will discuss these issues on the basis of key-words like everyday music-making and creativity; lifeworlds; flow; meaning-making and orality versus mediation in late modernity.

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Ingrid Åkesson
Title:
Participation; Orality and Multidirectional Music-making in a Mediatized and Professionalized World
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Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Ingrid Åkesson
Title:
Participation; Orality and Multidirectional Music-making in a Mediatized and Professionalized World
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