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11 : 2 | 2015
Varia

Volume ! n°11 : 2 - couverture
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Credits : Matthieu Saladin
210 x 210mm - 198 p. - 19 €
ISBN 978-2-913169-37-1

This new "varia" issue of Volume! is made of six papers proposing different while often complementary perspectives on popular music. Christophe Guibert studies the role of the Hellfest festival in representations and uses of metal culture. J. Mark Percival analyzes discourses of loudness in rock music. Hélène Garcia-Solek and Joshua Katz-Rosene reflect upon recent evolutions in South American music: the former considers sampling as a political practice in contemporary Brazil, while the latter examines the evolutions of Columbian canción social. We are also publishing two young researchers who were awarded with the IASPM-bfe award, Ifaliantsoa Ramialison and Christophe Levaux who, although focused on distinct corpuses, both deal with the reconfiguration of the divide between art and popular music.

We are also publishing a translation of Alf Björnberg’s groundbreaking 1984 paper, “On aeolian harmony in contemporary popular music”. In the “tribune” section, Bruno Lefèbvre reflexively analyses, as an anthropologist, a musicl device alloying technology and hazard which he triggered, “connected armchairs”.

Finally, this issue is concluded with numerous conference and exhibit reports and book reviews which underline the fertility and diversity of popular music studies.

Editor's notes

Numéro coordonné par Dario Rudy.

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