Cult Musicians Versus Technology: Transcending Notions of Popular Music as Commodity

By John Encarnacao.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Some musicians reject industry standards and by extension technology. They challenge dominant paradigms through raw recordings and unusual musical arrangements. Does this music of opposition transcend the category of commodity?

Keywords: Rock, Punk, Independent Labels, Independent Music, Lo-Fi, Adorno, Scout Niblett, Bill Callahan, Music Technology, Culture Industry

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.65-74. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.094MB).

John Encarnacao

John Encarnacao lectures in Music Performance at the University of Western Sydney. His background is as a performer and composer of a variety of musics that range from pop and rock to improvisatory contexts and chamber music. His writings on music have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald amongst other publications. His current primary creative outlet is as singer-songwriter in the group Warmer. Every week he presents Crooked Tunes for 2SER-FM, featuring new and historical currents in cutting edge rock and pop music. A work in progress is a chapter on Australian punk music for a book to be published by Black Swan Press in 2006.


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