This Music Research Series talk has been cancelled due to strike action by the UCU.
Fringe and Underground Music Group panel with Mariam Rezaei, David Howcroft, Bryony Beynon, Stephen Graham, John Harries and Rose Dagul.
This panel brings together practitioners, a label head, promoters/curator and scholars working in and on underground, fringe and marginal music to consider the question: what does success look like when there's no audience? Noting the inadequacy of neoliberal measures of success in terms of scale or reach when applied to underground musics, we instead reflect on personal and/or community-focused versions of musical and artistic success. Can these perspectives help remake our understanding of the value of music-making activity, and move us towards frameworks which are more resistive to alignment with advertising revenues and corporate profits, and potentially more reflective of the social and affective worth of the music itself?
Immediately after the panel there will be a a gig in RHB 167 featuring Mariam Rezaei and the Goldsmiths Improvisers Collective. Free entry.
Open to all, no reservation necessary.
The Music Research Series is designed to help postgraduate students advance their research and careers. The events stimulate exchange, hones skills, facilitates the creation of professional networks and helps to consolidate the department’s postgraduate community, all over a glass of wine! Attendance is strongly recommended for all postgraduate students (MA, MMus and PGR) in Music but of course undergraduates, music researchers, and visitors from across the college and the community are also most welcome to these public lectures.
Image: Mariam Rezaei
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