Public Music Practices

Dan Laughey

in Music and Youth Culture

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623808
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653034 | DOI:
Public Music Practices

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The first section of this chapter assesses the extent to which public music practices provided access to the eclectic consumer and producer sensibilities of respondents. The notion of eclecticism will be understood in relation to perceptions of exclusiveness and inclusiveness when accessing various public contexts. The second section presents analyses of questionnaire findings, and evaluates the relationship between young people's accessibility to and involvement with public music practices, as well as those music media uses analysed in the previous chapter. The third section develops concepts of presentation and identification to understand how young people manage others' impressions of themselves and judge others through interactive music practices. The fourth section evaluates the significance of global music media influences on how young people form these identifications and presentations. The fifth section compares these global influences to local influences by exploring how space and place relate to public music experiences in terms of scenes and localities, before both sets of influences are incorporated into a much more detailed analysis of promenade performances than has been attempted thus far. In particular, similarities in the contextual facets of carnival and promenade performances will be empirically informed.

Keywords: eclectism; young people; music accessibility; presentation; identification; promenade performances

Chapter.  16860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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