This collection analyses the remaking of culture and music spaces during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Its central focus is how cultural producers negotiated radically disrupted and uncertain conditions by creating, designing, and curating new objects and events, and through making alternative combinations of practices and spaces.
By examining contexts and practices of remaking culture and music, it goes beyond being a chronicle of how the pandemic disrupted cultural life and livelihoods. The book also raises crucial questions about the forms and dynamics of post-pandemic spaces of culture and music. Main themes include the affective and embodied dimensions that shape the experience, organisation, and representation of cultural and musical activity; the restructuring of industries and practices of work and cultural production; the transformation of spaces of cultural expression and community; and the uncertainty and resilience of future culture and music.
This collection will be instrumental for researchers, practitioners, and students studying the spatial, material, and affective dimensions of cultural production in the fields of cultural sociology, cultural and creative industries research, festival and event studies, and music studies. Its interdisciplinary nature makes it beneficial reading for anyone interested in what has happened to culture and music during the global pandemic and beyond.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter |18 pages
part I|40 pages
chapter Chapter 1|13 pages
chapter Chapter 3|12 pages
‘Like a winter without Christmas'
part II|76 pages
chapter Chapter 5|13 pages
Reconceiving spatiality and value in the live music industries in response to COVID-19
chapter Chapter 6|14 pages
Out of office
chapter Chapter 8|14 pages
Self-organisation in musicians' collective workspaces before, during, and after COVID-19
part III|72 pages
chapter Chapter 9|13 pages
A sonic paradise in the countryside
chapter Chapter 11|14 pages
Experimenting with adulthood in the time of pandemic
chapter Chapter 13|15 pages
The moral complexity of organising a civically engaged festival during the COVID-19 pandemic
part IV|56 pages