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Leonard Cohen and performing ambiguity

Leonard Cohen’s recordings and performances in the 1960s were situated ambigously between popular and art culture.

This division has traditionally been maintained through a strict hierarchy of socially enforced aesthetic barriers, but in the 1960s and 1970s popular genres staked a claim to high culture status by framing their creators as autonomous artists. 144 more words

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Film-Preview: "Creating Comoria"

Pre-view of the Documentary

“CREATING COMORIA. Popular Culture and the Comorian Diaspora in Marseilles”

by Birgit Englert and Andres Carvajal

95 Minuten, HD, French with English subtitles… 101 more words


Open letter to ITunes and U2

For the love of popular music!

I listen to my music on YouTube and on Windows Media Player. That’s right, ITunes, I said Windows Media Player. 939 more words


Closing our Conservatories? Outrageous!

It might not have occurred to our politicians that many of today’s high profile musicians – no matter the domain – have a background in classical music. 533 more words