The Weekly Stripe – 04.10.19
We’ve been thinking a lot about the value of music recently and here are some of the books, articles and frameworks we’ve found helpful.
Lucien Karpik teaches us why music is a ‘Singularity’ – a complex good that can’t be reduced to its features.
Tia Denora argues that music is a ‘technology of the self’ that enables us to transform our environment and ourselves.
Lee Marshal believes that music isn’t as valuable as many artists believe because attentive listening only accounts for 2% of consumption.
Sara Ahmed’s work on ‘Affective Economies’ sheds light on how music can be a carrier and mediator of emotion.
Ben Green’s PhD thesis explores ‘peak music experiences’ through the lens of identity and belonging.