UvA - Pop: music, text, media, performance - Resistance, violence and subversion (2012)

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UvA - Pop: music, text, media, performance - Resistance, violence and subversion (2012)
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  Resistance, Violence and Subversion Melle Kromhout Universiteit van AmsterdamPop: music, text, media, performance READ:1.Balliger, Robin. "The Sound of Resistance." Sakolsky, Ron; Wei-Han Ho, Fred. Sounding Off! Music as subversion/ resistance/revolution. New York: Autonomedia, 1995, 13-28   [Mandatory]2.Street, John. "Rock, Pop and politics." Frith, Simon; Straw, Will; Street, John (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock. London: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 243-255 [Mandatory]3.Also read the following three short essays [Mandatory]:•Oswald, John. "Creatigality." Sakolsky, Ron; Wei-Han Ho, Fred. Sounding Off! Music as subversion/resistance/ revolution. New York: Autonomedia, 1995, 87-90•Negativeland. "Fair Use." Sakolsky, Ron; Wei-Han Ho, Fred. Sounding Off! Music as subversion/resistance/ revolution. New York: Autonomedia, 1995, 91-96•Twist, Cinnamon. "The Imaginal Rave." Sakolsky, Ron; Wei-Han Ho, Fred. Sounding Off! Music as subversion/ resistance/revolution. New York: Autonomedia, 1995, 203-210   The power of music: Plato (ca. 429-347 BCE) Politeia (The Republic), ca. 360 BC “And therefore, I said, Glaucon, musicaltraining is a more potent instrument than anyother, because rhythm and harmony find theirway into the inward places of the soul, onwhich they mightily fasten, imparting grace,and making the soul of him who is rightlyeducated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated ungraceful”“Then beauty of style and harmonyand grace and good rhythm dependon simplicity, – I mean the truesimplicity of a rightly and noblyordered mind and character, not thatother simplicity which is only aeuphemism for folly.”   Theory: (Escaping) the Culture Industry “Avant-garde commodities” (Richard Middelton)“The politics of popular music are best animated by the attemptto combine commercial logic with romantic ideals.”- John Street - Pop, Rock and Politics   "The most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious formof expression it has been my displeasure to hear"- Frank Sinatra on rock ‘n’ roll (1957) Origins: Rock & Roll Elvis Presley (1935-1977)  Four tactics:* Textual Analysis focusing on the lyrics of songs* Subaltern Cultural Production* Music as performance in relation to autonomy* Music as sonic activity of tactic - (Pop)music shows the possibility (often only the possibility) of alternatives - Balliger: Sound as Resistance I suggest that music draws its power from the factthat it is both ordinary and mystical. Music issomething pleasurable that everyone can participatein and create their own bit of magic outside the loopof production and consumption. This is why it isdangerous.- Robin Balliger - Sound as Resistance  Rancière: the Politics of Aesthetics “The distribution of the sensible” That which is speakable, thinkable, visible, audibleandThat which is not, which is shared out“Jacques Rancière has recently described the importance ofthese structures of seeing and knowing as the ’distribution of thesensible’. According to him, the political component of anyaesthetic endeavour is precisely located in the way in whichcertain aesthetic regimes enable certain visibilities or articulationsand disable others.”Hito Steyerl - Documentary Uncertainty  08-05-2012 ‘Pop Aesthetics’-lecture Balliger: music as sonic activity of tactic 
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