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Authors:Ingrid Åkesson: University of Umeå, Sweden
Publication title:Participation, Orality and Multidirectional Music-making in a Mediatized and Professionalized World
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:062
Article No.:055
Abstract: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.

Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:6
Pages:521-526
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/055/ecp11062055.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Ingrid Åkesson (2011). Participation, Orality and Multidirectional Music-making in a Mediatized and Professionalized World, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=055 (accessed 8/29/2014)