Moving from web to field, from Victorian parlour to 21st-century mall, the 15 essays gathered here seek to yield new insights regarding the intersection of local culture, musical creativity and techlogical possibilities. Inspired by the concept of techculture , the authors locate techlogy squarely in the middle of expressive culture: they are concerned with how techlogy culturally informs and infuses aspects of everyday life and musical experience, and they argue that this merger does t necessarily result in a cultural grayout , but instead often produces exciting new possibilities. In this collection, we find evidence of musical practices and ways of kwing music that are informed or even significantly transformed by new techlogies, yet remain profoundly local in style and meaning. The contributors include Kai Fikentscher, Tong Soon Lee, Matthew Malsky, Charity Marsh, Marc Perlman, Janet L. Sturman, Thomas Porcello and Melissa West.
RENE T.A. LYSLOFF is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Riverside. LESLIE C. GAY, JR. is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Musicology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. ANDREW ROSS is Director of the American Studies Program at New York University.
University Press of New England
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Music & Dance
Music Culture S.
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Wesleyan University Press
Leslie C. Gay, Leslie C. Gay Jr, Rene T. A. Lysloff