Instruments for change
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.
- Popular music and political action
- Popular music and education
- Popular music within the Asia-Pacific
- Popular music and cultural governance
- Heritage and history
- Popular music technologies
- Popular music scenes and communities
24-26 November 2010
Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne
School of English, Communications and Performance Studies / School of Music
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia