Dancefloor Driven Literature

Dancefloor Driven Literature

Morrison, Simon A., 'Dancefloor-Driven Literature: Subcultural Big Bangs and a New Center for the Aesthetic Universe', Popular Music 36, no. 1 (The Critical Imperative) (January 2017), 43–54. Muggleton, David, 'The Post-subculturalist', ...

Author: Simon A. Morrison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501357688

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Almost as soon as 'club culture' took hold - during the UK's Second Summer of Love in 1988 - its sociopolitical impact became clear, with journalists, filmmakers and authors all keen to use this cultural context as source material for their texts. This book uses that electronic music subculture as a route into an analysis of these principally literary representations of a music culture: why such secondary artefacts appear and what function they serve. The book conceives of a new literary genre to accommodate these stories born of the dancefloor - 'dancefloor-driven literature'. Using interviews with Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting (1994), alongside other dancefloor-driven authors Nicholas Blincoe and Jeff Noon as case studies, the book analyzes three separate ways writers draw on electronic dance music in their fictions, interrogating that very particular intermedial intersection between the sonic and the linguistic. It explores how such authors write about something so subterranean as the nightclub scene, and analyses what specific literary techniques they deploy to write lucidly and fluidly about the metronomic beat of electronic music and the chemical accelerant that further alters that relationship.
Categories: Music

Dancefloor Driven Literature

Dancefloor Driven Literature

The book conceives of a new literary genre to accommodate these stories born of the dancefloor - 'dancefloor-driven literature'.

Author: Simon A. Morrison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501357695

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Almost as soon as 'club culture' took hold - during the UK's Second Summer of Love in 1988 - its sociopolitical impact became clear, with journalists, filmmakers and authors all keen to use this cultural context as source material for their texts. This book uses that electronic music subculture as a route into an analysis of these principally literary representations of a music culture: why such secondary artefacts appear and what function they serve. The book conceives of a new literary genre to accommodate these stories born of the dancefloor - 'dancefloor-driven literature'. Using interviews with Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting (1994), alongside other dancefloor-driven authors Nicholas Blincoe and Jeff Noon as case studies, the book analyzes three separate ways writers draw on electronic dance music in their fictions, interrogating that very particular intermedial intersection between the sonic and the linguistic. It explores how such authors write about something so subterranean as the nightclub scene, and analyses what specific literary techniques they deploy to write lucidly and fluidly about the metronomic beat of electronic music and the chemical accelerant that further alters that relationship.
Categories: Music

Dancefloor driven Literature

Dancefloor driven Literature

Considers club culture via the prism of the fictions written about the subculture - interrogating why, and how, authors write about electronic music as text

Author: Simon Alexander Morrison

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ISBN: 1501357700

Category: Electronic books

Page: 256

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Considers club culture via the prism of the fictions written about the subculture - interrogating why, and how, authors write about electronic music as text
Categories: Electronic books

Discotext

   Discotext

Author: Simon A. Morrison

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ISBN: OCLC:1050877203

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Page: 540

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Trip City

Trip City

Other dancefloor-driven literature would follow as the 90s progressed, in the rush and aftermath of the euphoria that greeted the initial rave revolution. There was the brilliant gritty writing of randy Scottish radge Irvine Welsh, ...

Author: Trevor Miller

Publisher: Velocity Press

ISBN: 9781913231095

Category: Fiction

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In the summer of 1989, when Trip City was first released with a soundtrack by A Guy Called Gerald, there had been no other British novel like it. This was the down and dirty side of London nightclubs, dance music and the kind of hallucinogenic drug sub-culture that hadn’t really been explored since Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Maybe this is why Trip City is still known as “the acid house novel” and an underground literary landmark. A nightclub promoter returns to town and is thrown into an insidious world of designer drugs, psychosis and murder. Filled with mind-bending hallucinogenic moments, Trip City by Trevor Miller veers into the realm of Alphaville and neo-noir of the French new wave.
Categories: Fiction

Songbooks

Songbooks

Dancefloor-Driven Literature: The Rave Scene in Fiction. Bloomsbury, 2020. Morrison, Toni. Jazz. Knopf, 1992. Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. Harvard University Press, 1992.

Author: Eric Weisbard

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021391

Category: Music

Page: 552

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In Songbooks, critic and scholar Eric Weisbard offers a critical guide to books on American popular music from William Billings's 1770 New-England Psalm-Singer to Jay-Z's 2010 memoir Decoded. Drawing on his background editing the Village Voice music section, coediting the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and organizing the Pop Conference, Weisbard connects American music writing from memoirs, biographies, and song compilations to blues novels, magazine essays, and academic studies. The authors of these works are as diverse as the music itself: women, people of color, queer writers, self-educated scholars, poets, musicians, and elites discarding their social norms. Whether analyzing books on Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, and Madonna; the novels of Theodore Dreiser, Gayl Jones, and Jennifer Egan; or varying takes on blackface minstrelsy, Weisbard charts an alternative history of American music as told through its writing. As Weisbard demonstrates, the most enduring work pursues questions that linger across time period and genre—cultural studies in the form of notes on the fly, on sounds that never cease to change meaning.
Categories: Music

The Acoustic Self in English Modernism and Beyond

The Acoustic Self in English Modernism and Beyond

English Literary History , Vol . 33 , No. 1 , March , 1966 , pp . 92–117 . ... Twentieth Century Literature , Vol . 47 , No. 2 , Summer , 2001 , pp . ... Morrison , Simon A. Dancefloor - Driven Literature : The Rave Scene in Fiction .

Author: Zoltan Varga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000538472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

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Drawing on the analogy between musical meaning-making and human subjectivity, this book develops the concept of the acoustic self, exploring the ways in which musical characterization and structure are related to issues of subject-representation in the modernist English novel. The volume is framed around three musical topics—the fugue, absolute music, and Gesamtkunstwerk—arguing that these three modes of musicalization address modernist dilemmas around selfhood and identity. Varga reflects on the manifestations of the acoustic self in examples from the works of E.M. Forster, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf, and such musicians as Bach, Beethoven, Handel, and Wagner. An additional chapter on jazz and electronic music supplements these inquiries, pursuing the acoustic self beyond modernism and thereby inciting further discussion and theorization of musical intermediality, as well as recent sonic practices. Probing the analogies in the complex interrelationship between music, representation, and language in fictional texts and the nature of human subjectivity, this book will appeal to students and scholars interested in the interface of language and music, in such areas as intermediality, multimodality, literary studies, critical theory, and modernist studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

DJ Culture in the Mix

DJ Culture in the Mix

All are invited to check their preconceptions with their coat, to step onto a dancefloor made of words. ... Further, by bringing together these texts for the first time under the banner of DJ-driven literature, we might consider how ...

Author: Bernardo Attias

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623564377

Category: Music

Page: 336

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The DJ stands at a juncture of technology, performance and culture in the increasingly uncertain climate of the popular music industry, functioning both as pioneer of musical taste and gatekeeper of the music industry. Together with promoters, producers, video jockeys (VJs) and other professionals in dance music scenes, DJs have pushed forward music techniques and technological developments in last few decades, from mashups and remixes to digital systems for emulating vinyl performance modes. This book is the outcome of international collaboration among academics in the study of electronic dance music. Mixing established and upcoming researchers from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Australia and Brazil, the collection offers critical insights into DJ activities in a range of global dance music contexts. In particular, chapters address digitization and performativity, as well as issues surrounding the gender dynamics and political economies of DJ cultures and practices.
Categories: Music

The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

pilgrimage is to the dancefloor” (Sunday 8PM). ... immersive listening experience can therefore result in a wilful participation in the music's transgressive drive, into a past or future time, pagan or industrial spaces.

Author: Justin D. Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415806763

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow of the Wind, Goth/ic popular music, Goth/ic on TV and film, new trends like Steampunk, well-known icons Batman and Lady Gaga, and theorizations of popular Gothic monsters (from zombies and vampires to werewolves and ghosts) in an age of terror/ism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modern British Literature

Modern British Literature

If his implied readership is deriving more profundity from chemicals , pals and dancefloor motion than anything else ... Far from pulling them back , it seems to drive them to even more fiendish depths - murderous assault in the ...

Author: Laurie Di Mauro

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047605962

Category: English literature

Page: 618

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Categories: English literature