01/06/2017
by R. Kuchar
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New Book on Cultural Policy, Urban Music & Migration by Lisa Gaupp: Die exotisierte Stadt. Kulturpolitik und Musikvermittlung im postmigrantischen Prozess.

The book sketches the interaction between music mediation, cultural policies, urban popular music and identityconstruction in today’s complex societies. Likewise, this study reveals how a global transcultural youth culture is emerging and developing under the influence of institutional structures in … Continue reading

Urban String – Breaking conventions of classical and pop?

09/02/2017 by Alenka Barber-Kersovan | 0 comments

Ensemble Resonanz, an independent chamber orchestra situated in Hamburg, invented the program ‘Urban String’. Urban String is a series of concerts taking place in the orchestra´s own ‘classical underground club’ named Resonanzraum in St. Pauli. The program not only combines classical and popular elements, ‘Urban String’ is a good example for how the distinction of an urban music activity beyond traditional settings and conventions of the classical as well as the popular performance is transcending. A starting point for a new kind of urban music scene?  More on ‘Urban String’ and Ensemble Resonanz

17/01/2017
by R. Kuchar
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New Book by Giacomo Bottà: Invisible Landscapes. Popular Music and Spatiality

The multilingual volume “Invisible Landscapes” comprises chapters about heterogeneous popular music practices, largely, but not exclusively, from Europe. Addressing the relation between popular music practices and political struggles, postcolonialities, dense and layered urban settings and a certain understanding of cultural … Continue reading