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Title Geographically isolated and peripheral music scenes : global insights and perspectives / Christina Ballico, editor
Published Sinagpore : Palgrave Macmillan, an imprint of Springer Nature, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Heard, not Scene? Dublin's Popular Music Viewed from the Inside and Outside -- You Get to Know the Scene Inside Out, but the Cost of Travel is a Burden: The Impacts of Isolation and Peripherality on the Contemporary Music Scene of Perth, Western Australia -- Wild Nights in the Cool North: Embracing Otherness in Icelandic and Faroese Music Festivals -- The Dawson City Music Festival and a Small-Town Scene at the Periphery of the Music Industries -- Social Media in Chile's Indie Music Scene: Crossing Local and Global Boundaries -- Linguistic and Geographic Diversity's Impact on Popular Music in Papua New Guinea -- Industrial Isolation and Cultural Self-Exile: The Formation of an Independent Music Scene in Montreal -- The Periphery in Musical Meaning-Making: Thunder Bay's Crocks N Rolls and a Stretch of Canadian Highway -- Don't Mess with Texas: Austin's Round Trip Journey from the Periphery to the Centre of the Earth
Summary This welcome addition to the literature explores the connection between music and the social production of remote places. In a series of case studies from around the world, the book succinctly lays out the challenges of peripheral locales, but we also learn how musical activities emerge because they take place in the periphery, not just in spite of relative isolation. In a timely fashion, Christina Ballico and her co-authors effectively communicate these ideas in the context of a contemporary, inter-connected world. Ola Johansson, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, USA. An important contribution to the growing body of music cities literature, this excellent collection is a welcome introduction to how music scenes thrive in cities isolated geographically or in small communities far away from metropolitan regions. From Australias urbanized, yet isolated music hotspot, Perth, to the farthest reaches of rugged, northwest Canada, to a village on the Faroe Islands, the reader will learn how participants in these music scenes leverage their challenges for success. Michael Seman, Colorado State University, USA. Most histories and geographies of popular music have focused on artists and scenes in big famous citiesLondon, New York, Liverpool, Seattle, Nashville. Yet the most interesting stories come far from the global centres, in the margins. After all, popular music has always had an antiestablishment streak. From Papua New Guinea to Chile, Thunder Bay to the Faroe Islands, authors in this innovative and important collection show how music flourishes in unlikely places, overcoming tyrannies of distance but also seizing opportunities that accompany isolation. As the book renders clear, true inspiration and ingenuity emerges not in the spotlight, but from the shadows. Chris Gibson, University of Wollongong, Australia. This book explores the influence of geographical isolation and peripherality on the functioning of music industries and scenes which operate within and from such locales. As is explored, these sites engage dynamic practices to offset challenges resulting from geographical isolation and peripherality. Dr Christina Ballico is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, Australia, and the co-editor of Music Cities: Evaluating a Global Policy Concept (2020)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 04, 2021)
Subject Music -- Social aspects.
Music and anthropology.
Music trade.
Music and anthropology
Music -- Social aspects
Music trade
Form Electronic book
Author Ballico, Christina, editor
ISBN 9811645817