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Ragnarock museum: a timely and liberating step towards delivering innovative views about popular music

Of all of the museums of popular music that I have ever visited, Ragnarock, the museum for pop, rock and youth culture in Roskilde, Denmark, is for sure the one I have enjoyed the most so far, not just from the aesthetical point of view but also because it is the one whose narrative best conveys contemporary knowledge about popular music, knowledge gained from both popular music studies and ethnomusicology. 998 more words


Sonic Intimacy

Sonic Intimacy asks us who—or what—deserves to have a voice, beyond the human. Arguing that our ears are far too narrowly attuned to our own species, the book explores four different types of voices: the cybernetic, the gendered, the creaturely, and the ecological. 373 more words


World Listening Day 2018

You hear all the time: how much do you listen? What do you listen to? What do you hear when you don’t think you’re listening? 30 more words


Vocaloids and music learning

This week Koji Matsunobu and I will be sharing some preliminary work on vocaloids as a medium for music learning at the Asian Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research in Malaysia. 198 more words

Hong Kong street karaoke

Here is an early impression of the street karaoke I’ve been watching for several weeks in Hong Kong, an outstanding example of participatory music.

Mong Kok, which means “crowded corner” earns its name as one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with 350,000 people per square mile. 328 more words

Review of Capturing the Senses: digital methods for sensory archaeologies

Posted on behalf of Giacomo Landeschi.

On 1st and 2nd June 2017 the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University hosted an international symposium titled ‘ 814 more words


Rockheim, The National Museum for Norwegian popular music: towards establishing listening as a reading practice for visitors in museums

Rockheim is the Norwegian national museum for popular music, which alone is already very singular: despite the growing trend towards celebrating and exhibiting popular music in museums, few are the countries which are given a national museum specifically to take care of and address the country’s popular music. 934 more words