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Author Menrath, Stefanie Kiwi, author

Title Anonymity performance in electronic pop music : a performance ethnography of critical practices / Stefanie Kiwi Menrath
Published Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studien zur Popularmusik
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Laboratory Case I: Moodymann and the study of pop music persona construction -- 2. Performance in music (studies) -- 3. Laboratory Case II: Ursula Bogner and performance research -- Conclusion: Towards a reconceptualisation of ethnographic practice as collaborative imagination -- Appendix
Summary In electronic music culture, anonymity practices have long been established as a method of critique of pop star cult and identification regimes. How can scholars research an anti-representational music culture and what can they learn from it? Recently, electronic pop music has resorted to a performative play with identity involving fake or parafictive identities or collaborative persona imaginations. This study sketches two musico-artistic projects of anonymity performance as forms of immanent and particulate ̀critical practice' in the sense of Judith Butler and Michel Foucault. Adopting performance in a reflexive and performative writing style, this ̀performance ethnography' calls for a radical performative turn in the cultural studies of music
Notes In English
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Subject Anonymous persons.
Electronica (Music) -- History and criticism
MUSIC -- History & Criticism.
Popular music -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3839442567