The Digital Evolution Of Live Music

Paperback | July 28, 2015

byAngela Jones, Rebecca Jane BennettEditorAngela Jones

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The concept of live has changed as a consequence of mediated culture. Interaction may occur in real time, but not necessarily in shared physical spaces with others. The Digital Evolution of Live Music considers notions of live music in time and space as influenced by digital technology. This book presents the argument that live music is a special case in digital experience due to its liminal status between mind and body, words and feelings, sight and sound, virtual and real. Digital live music occupies a multimodal role in a cultural contextual landscape shaped by technological innovation. The book consists of three sections. The first section looks at fan perspectives, digital technology and the jouissance of live music and music festival fans. The second section discusses music in popular culture, exploring YouTube and live music video culture and gaming soundtracks, followed by the concluding section which investigates the future of live music and digital culture. gives perspectives on the function of live music in digital culture and the role of digital in live music focuses on the interaction between live and digital music takes the discussion of live music beyond economics and marketing, to the cultural and philosophical implications of digital culture for the art includes interviews with producers and players in the digital world of music production furthers debate by looking at access to digital music via social media, websites, and applications that recognise the impact of digital culture on the live music experience

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The concept of live has changed as a consequence of mediated culture. Interaction may occur in real time, but not necessarily in shared physical spaces with others. The Digital Evolution of Live Music considers notions of live music in time and space as influenced by digital technology. This book presents the argument that live music i...

Angela Jones is a lecturer at Murdoch University, Australia. She completed her PhD in Cultural Studies in 2007, and has published book chapters and magazine articles that focus on youth, culture, and the Internet. Angela's current research interests include popular culture and the Internet, digital literacy and education, social media ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081000677

ISBN - 13:9780081000670

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Table of Contents

Section One: Live that Survives

  • Live Concerts and Fan Identity in the Age of the Internet

Rebecca Bennett

  • Aura, Iteration and Action: Digital Technology and the Jouissance of Live Music

Tauel Harper

  • What's my scene: Festival Fandom and the Applification of the Big Day Out Stage

Angela Jones

Section Two: Digital live

  • Live Sound and the Disappearing Digital

Johannes Mulder

  • Live or Memorex?

Stephen Mallinder

  • Live at& Home: YouTube and Live Music Video Culture

Adam Trainer

  • Being Live: Music, Dancing and Disability in Second Life

Mike Kent and Katie Ellis

  • The Sounds of Skyrim: A Musical Journey Through Gaming

Susan Gallacher

Section Three: Live after death

  • Dead Music in Live Culture

Felicity Cull

  • Keepin it real? Life, death and holograms on the live music stage

Angela Jones, Rebecca Bennett & Samantha Cross

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