Live concert performance: An ecological approach

Behr, Adam, Brennan, Matt, Frith, Simon and Webster, Emma (2016) Live concert performance: An ecological approach. Rock Music Studies, 3 (1). pp. 5-23. ISSN 1940-1159

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For the last decade we have been engaged in the study of the history, economics, and sociology of live music in Britain. In this article we will consider the value of “ecology” as an analytic concept (rather than just a buzzword) and compare an ecological account of the setting in which music happens to the use of previous spatial metaphors, from Durkheim’s milieus to Straw’s scenes. To illustrate our argument, we present case studies of three Scottish concerts: one in a small-scale venue (Glasgow’s King Tut’s), one in a mid-size venue (Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall), and one in a large-scale venue, the 12,000-seater SSE Hydro.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecology, live music,venue,queen’s hall,king tut’s wah wah hut,sse hydro,glasgow,edinburgh
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 18:30
DOI: 10.1080/19401159.2015.1125633

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