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Participation, orality and multidirectional music-making in a mediatized and professionalized world
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2011 (English)In: Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011 / [ed] Fredriksson, Martin, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2011, 521-526 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
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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.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2011. 521-526 p.
, Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1650-3740 ; 062
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-50639ISBN: 978-91-7519-993-1OAI: diva2:466692
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies, June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011
Conditions of music-making
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