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Street Music, City Rhythms: The urban soundscape as heard by street musicians
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Musicology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The soundscape plays a key, if often overlooked, role in the construction of public urban space. Street music – a conscious deliberate propagation of sound in public space – opens an entryway into comprehending the role of sound in the city, and what it reveals about the city’s inhabitants. Ethnographic fieldwork in Brussels and Stockholm focuses on street musicians of all kinds, exploring how their music is shaped by their personal motivations, how their practices negotiate meaning in sound and in space, and how their rhythms shape, and are shaped by, the city. These explorations give reason to question R. Murray Schafer’s philosophies on soundscape studies, particularly in the urban context. Drawing from Henri Lefebvre’s notions of the production of space, and rhythmanalysis as an analytical tool, the urban soundscape is understood as an ongoing negotiation of individual actions, where dynamics of power, identity, and ideology become audible. Street musicians and their sound cultures feature not just as a topic worthy of study, but also as a guide of how and why to listen to and analyze the rhythms of the city.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 80
Keywords [en]
Street music, ethnography, soundscape, sound studies, urban soundscape, rhythmanalysis
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Musicology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-353009DiVA, id: diva2:1215675
Educational program
Master Programme in the Humanities - Musicology
Presentation
2018-05-30, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-06-08 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved

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