The Social Spaces of Music: Networks, Worlds, Fields and Scenes

Editors Note: This is an archived blog post from 16/11/2012.

The Social Spaces of Music: Networks, Worlds, Fields and Scenes

13 and 14th February, University of Manchester

Music researchers have increasingly explored music as a social practice in which participants have varying degrees of engagement, seeking to analyse the ‘social spaces’ within which music is produced and consumed.  There are a number of competing conceptions of this ‘space’, including music ‘worlds’, ‘fields’, ‘scenes’ and ‘networks’. This conference brings into dialogue different approaches to researching music, to consider how different conceptual and methodological approaches help us to explore the social spaces of music; and exploring a diverse range of musical genres/arenas including: folk, post-punk; hip-hop, electronica and post-rock; R&B and calypso; Riot Grrrl and Ladyfest; classical; and Italian opera.

Speakers include: Ruth Finnegan, Omar Lizardo, Andy Bennett, Karim Hammou, Marco Santoro, Sara Cohen, Nick Crossley, Nick Prior, Roberta Comunian, Laurence Brown, Keith Gildart, Tim Edensor, Martin Everett, Siobhan McAndrew, Susan O’Shea, Paul Hepburn, Paul Widdop, Fay Hield, Wendy Bottero

The conference is generously supported by CRESC and the AHRC ‘Music Communities’ pilot demonstrator project under the Connected Communities programme, AH/J006807/1.

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED SO BOOK YOUR PLACE EARLY BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://www.cresc.ac.uk/events/the-social-spaces-of-music-networks-worlds-fields-and-scenes

 

 

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