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Instruments for change

Image: The RockWiz band, Swanston Street, Save Live Australian Music rally, 23 February 2010. Copyright: Leah Robertson.

The RockWiz band, Swanston Street, Save Live Australian Music rally, 23 February 2010. Copyright: Leah Robertson.

Popular music is a dynamic cultural force. The acts of listening, playing, dancing, composing and recording are undertaken in a constant state of flux, further complicated by flows of space and time. This conference considered popular music as a powerful social agent, including analysis of current or past uses of music instruments as the sound-producing objects of change, or particular uses of technologies and human voices of change. The conference also investigated the institutions and discourses within which the sound, the event and the experience are created, and their relationships to social change.

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Date

24-26 November 2010

Venue

Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne
School of English, Communications and Performance Studies / School of Music
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Contact

Instruments for Change enquiries

Convenors

Dr Graeme Smith
Dr Shane Homan
Dr Jen Cattermole