Why live? Performance in the age of digital reproduction

Collins, Nick (2008) Why live? Performance in the age of digital reproduction. Leonardo Music Journal, 18. pp. 7-8. ISSN 09611215

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The author explores the vibrant, but often hidden, unorthodox musical culture of Australia, recounting little known movements, events, dates, personalities and Aboriginal traditions. He urges the listener to investigate and value this unique and fecund musical history, and in so doing, find models that are relevant to solving the dilemmas of a declining contemporary music practice. Live music encourages direct interconnectivity among people and with the physical world upon which we rely for our existence; music can be life supporting, and in some situations, as important as life itself. While there is much to learn from the past, digital technology can be utilized as an interface establishing a tactile praxis and enabling musical expression that promotes original content, social connection, environmental context.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Actually curation of a CD. Also published under the name Click Nilson, not Nick Collins, though the two are related.
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Nick Collins
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:14
Last Modified: 31 May 2012 08:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15339
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