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Victorian brass bands: class, taste and space

Herbert, Trevor (1998). Victorian brass bands: class, taste and space. In: Leyshon, Andrew; Matless, David and Revill, George eds. The Place of Music. New York: The Guilford Press, pp. 104–128.

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Music is omnipresent in human society, but its language can no longer be regarded as transcendent or universal. Like other art forms, music is produced and consumed within complex economic, cultural, and political frameworks in different places and at different historical moments. Taking an explicitly spatial approach, this unique interdisciplinary text explores the role played by music in the formation and articulation of geographical imaginations--local, regional, national, and global. Contributors show how music's facility to be recorded, stored, and broadcast; to be performed and received in private and public; and to rouse intense emotional responses for individuals and groups make it a key force in the definition of a place. Covering rich and varied terrain--from Victorian England, to 1960s Los Angeles, to the offices of Sony and Time-Warner and the landscapes of the American Depression--the volume addresses such topics as the evolution of musical genres, the globalization of music production and marketing, alternative and hybridized music scenes as sites of localized resistance, the nature of soundscapes, and issues of migration and national identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 1998 The Guilford Press
ISBN: 1-57230-313-1, 978-1-57230-313-3
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36046
Depositing User: Trevor Herbert
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 10:01
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
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