The Digital Evolution of Live Music, 1st Edition

  • Angela Cresswell Jones
  • Rebecca Jane Bennett
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0081000707
  • ISBN-13: 9780081000700
  • DDC: 780.28565
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Live that Survives.
1: Live Concerts and Fan Identity in the Age of the Internet.
2: Aura, Iteration, and Action: Digital Technology and the Jouissance of Live Music.
3: What's My Scene: Festival Fandom and the Applification of the Big Day Out Stage.
Digital Live.
4: Live Sound and the Disappearing Digital.
5: Live or Memorex? Changing Perceptions of Music Practices.
6: Live from the Ether: YouTube and Live Music Video Culture.
7: Live Music in a Virtual World: Exuberant Flourishing and Disability at Wheelies Nightclub in Second Life.
8: The Sounds of Skyrim?: A Musical Journey through Gaming.
Live after Death.
9: Dead Music in Live Music Culture.
10: Keepin' it Real? Life, Death, and Holograms on the Live Music Stage.