INTRO TO MUS014 POPULAR MUSICS OF THE WORLD LECTURE NOTES
INTRO TO MUS014 POPULAR MUSICS OF THE WORLD LECTURE NOTES MUS014
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MUS014 Popular Musics of the World 9/23/2016 Introduction Popular Music: Music of the people, working/middle class; democratic; as opposed to classical art music; suggests music can be contained by social context Characteristics: Associations with media technologies Urban origins/settings Performers are not usually formally trained Associated with art music (in the West) Secular in orientation Promotes personality cults High turnover of repertoire Mass Media Broadcast Radio – late 1920s, early radio: live, little interaction TV Recordings – audio & video or film More on Recording Technologies Phonograph Cassette Tape – cassette piracy Compact Disk (CD) Other digital forms & formats Media: Technologies that deliver and/or store information; Interactive or unidirectional Old vs. New Media Schizophonia – split sound from its source; dislocatiob of sound in time and/or space (e.g. telephone call) Implications: Audience is not in the physical presence of performance Sound/music can be objectified Who does it serve? Cultural Greyout – American phenomenon; uniqueness of certain parts of the world would disappear Cultural Imperialism – “2 different kinds of/opposing views” Conservative Elitism NeoMarxist Critical Theory
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