Files:DescriptionFile size FormatBrowse
Fulltext0.15 MBPDF (requires Acrobat Reader)Previous | Next
  
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

REFERENCE TO THIS PAGE
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 11/25/2014)