Music, Political Activism and the State, One-day Conference

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University of Southampton

Lecture Theatre A, Nuffield Theatre

Highfield Campus

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

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In this one-day conference we seek to cultivate a dialogue concerning the intersections between music, political activism and the State, both among scholars from a range of disciplines and practitioners seeking to use music to contribute to social change. Whilst the importance of musical performance to political activism has long been reflected within the scholarly literature, more remains to be said about the ways that practices of protest or activist musicianship emerge in relation to the State, as an entity with a monopoly on the legitimate use of force, as a set of bureaucratic institutions (often with conflicting interests), and as a concept which individuals construct in everyday and official discourse. Particularly deserving of further attention are the ways that States – as legal institution and socially negotiated concept – may condition and create possibilities for creative musical practice.

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University of Southampton

Lecture Theatre A, Nuffield Theatre

Highfield Campus

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

United Kingdom

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