Urban Music Studies

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23/01/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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The Great Music City – Exploring Music, Space and Identity

Based on case studies of Melbourne, Austin and Berlin, Andrea Baker’s publication is the first in-depth study to combine academic and industry analysis of the music cities phenomenon. Using four distinctly defined algorithms as benchmarks, it interrogates Richard Florida’s creative … Continue reading

03/11/2020
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Book: Socio-Spatial Developments of Underground Music Venues

Taking into account broader processes of urban regeneration, the new book by Robin Kuchar combines the appearance of a more and more commercialized live music culture and changing spatial strategies of DIY scenes to examine how originally DIY and Underground based … Continue reading

03/10/2020
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Deindustrialisation and Popular Music

Punk and ‘Post-Punk’ in Manchester, Düsseldorf, Torino and Tampere by Giacomo Bottà The book is a comparative study of deindustrialisation and popular music in Manchester, Düsseldorf, Torino, and Manchester. In these cities, during the late 1970s and early 1980s,punk and … Continue reading

23/06/2020
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Urban Nostalgia: The Musical City in the 19th and 20th Centuries

The aim of this international conference, which will take place between the 5-7 July 2020, is to explore space through music, approaching the history of the city via the notion of nostalgia. Full programme and details: https://www.ehess.fr/sites/default/files/appels/fichiers/urban_nostalgia5_6_2020.pdf Register via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tRo1a9djSh2EIaPN7NWs0Q … Continue reading

28/03/2020
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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MUSIC CITIES CONVERSATIONS by Sound Diplomacy

A new series of discussions with music cities professionals from around the globe, Music Cities Conversations will analyse the role of music in our lives and society, as well ways explore topics such as resilience, cultural governance, policy-making and creativity … Continue reading