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Special Issue Editors: William Echard, Hillegonda C Rietveld and Carlo Nardi


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Vol 4, No 1 (2014): Popular Music Performance

The critical exploration of performance problematizes the theorization of music signification. The contributions in this special issue investigate performance both from the perspective of musicians and from that of their audience by stressing the role of values, norms, meaning and aesthetics in their interaction. In addition, this special issue concerns the relationship between performance and place; performance does not only happen at a place, but is also of and about a place, actively contributing to it and shaping it. Furthermore, the roles of the DJ, music producer and music performer blur in multi-media stage performance settings, while listeners are increasingly playing the role of 'prosumer', thereby actively taking part in a performance ensemble that extends from physically engaged audiences to online video appearances by fans.

Special Issue Editors:
Dr William Echard
Dr Carlo Nardi
Dr Hillegonda C Rietveld

Additional Editors
Dr. Simone Krüger
Dr. Rupert Till

Reviews Editor
Dr. Penny Spirou

Assistant Editor
Dr. Elina T. Hytönen-Ng

Table of Contents


Introduction: Popular Music Perfomance PDF
Carlo Nardi, Hillegonda C Rietveld, William Echard 1-4

Popular Music Performance: Articles

Performing Austria: Protesting the Musical Nation PDF
Allyson Fiddler 5-20
Rock Clubs and Gentrification in New York City: The Case of the Bowery Presents PDF
Fabian Holt 21-41
Sound System Performances and the Localization of Dancehall in Finland PDF
Kim Ramstedt 42-55
The Touring Musician: Repetition and Authenticity in Performance PDF
Daniel Robert McKinna 56-72
Jam sessions in Madrid’s blues scene: musical experience in hybrid performance models PDF
Josep Pedro 73-86
Female, Mosher, Transgressor: A 'Moshography' of Transgressive Practices within the Leeds Extreme Metal Scene PDF
Gabrielle Riches, Brett Lashua, Karl Spracklen 87-100
Grunting Alone? Online Gender Inequality in Extreme Metal Music PDF
Julian Schaap, Pauwke Berkers 101-116

Pop Music PhD - abstract

Alternative Rock Music in Yugoslavia in the Period Between 1980-1991 and its Influence on the Present Musical and Cultural Life in Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia PDF
Julijana Zhabeva Papazova 117-119


Live Architecture: Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music PDF
Eduardo Viñuela 120-121
Musical Performance and the Changing City: Post-Industrial Contexts in Europe and the United States PDF
Ian Keith Rogers 122-123
Experiencing ‘flow’ in jazz performance PDF
Andrew Wright Hurley 124-125
Musical Parody at the Late 20th and Early 21st Century PDF
Mihail Todorov Lukanov 126-128
Playing it Queer: Popular Music, Identity and Queer World-making PDF
Julia Downes 129-131
Women Make Noise: Girl Bands From Motown to the Modern PDF
Kathryn Rose Hill 132-134
Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record PDF
Andrew Whelan 135-136
Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of mixing in a Brazilian Music Scene PDF
Jordan Peter Saull 137-139
Home. Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa New Zealand PDF
Roy Gordon Shuker 140-142