Somatechnics And Popular Music In Digital Contexts by Laura GlitsosSomatechnics And Popular Music In Digital Contexts by Laura Glitsos

Somatechnics And Popular Music In Digital Contexts

byLaura Glitsos

Hardcover | November 2, 2019

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This book is a celebration and explication of the body in the world and the ways that our body situates our consciousness as a lived formation, one which is oriented by the experience of music listening. The book examines the relationship between bodies, technics, and music, using the theoretical tools of somatechnics. Somatechnics calls for a recognition of the body in the world as an artefact wrapped up, entangled andproducedby the materialities of that world. It traverses discussions on materiality, live music, touchscreen media, the personal computer, and new modes of listening such as virtual reality technologies. Finally, the book looks at music itself as a kind of technology that generates new modes of bodily being.


Laura Glitsos is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. In addition to her expertise in the media and music industries, she has worked as a professional vocalist for which she was honoured with two Western Australian Music Awards. Dr Glitsos has published peer-review research in media studies,...
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Title:Somatechnics And Popular Music In Digital ContextsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:156 pagesPublished:November 2, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030181219

ISBN - 13:9783030181215

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Listening Cultures
1. Bringing Touch to the Fore
2. The Creative Listener
3. The Camera Phone in the Concert Space
4. Screen as Skin
5. Vaporwave, Or, Music Optimized for Abandoned Malls
Conclusion