Urban Music Studies

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The Sound of a City: A Study of the Phenomenon

 Maciej Smółka examines in his new publication the sound of a city in terms of the relationship between music and the cultural specificity of a given urban area. This cultural phenomenon becomes apparent when artists from a region create music, which indisputably linked to its place of origin, such as in the case of the Nashville Sound, the psychedelic rock of the San Francisco Sound, Prince’s the Minneapolis Sound, or the Seattle Sound. The publication presents a theoretical tool how to research, analyse, interpret, and define the sound of a city.

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