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

14/12/2016
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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How to define creativity?

An article by Alenka Barber-Kersovan discussing different aspects of creativity as paradigm of local music politics. Creative Class, Creative Industries, Creative City. Ein musikpolitisches Paradigma Source: Sound and the City. Populäre Musik im urbanen Kontext Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung 35, Hg. … Continue reading