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Syllabus for a course Music and Culture at the University of Newcastle, Australia
Syllabus for a course Music and Culture at the University of Newcastle, Australia

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06/14/2009

 
CULT3120 Music & Culturemarj.kibby@newcastle.edu.au
Learning Activities
Week 1 - ends 4th March
 
Introductions
 
Familiarise yourself with the Course Outline, Additional Information and Blackboard Site.Ensure that you know what is expected of you in class and for the assessment items.Resolve any queries in the face-to-face class or on the Blackboard forum. 
Week 2 - ends 11th March
 
Music in everyday life
Levitin, Daniel J.
Life Soundtracks:The uses of music in everyday life: Report prepared for the exclusive use of Philips Consumer Electronics B.V., Eindhoven
, The NetherlandsMay 11, 2007http://levitin.mcgill.ca/pdf/LifeSoundtracks.pdf  
 
North, A. C.; Hargreaves, David J; Hargreaves, Jon J.
Uses of music in everyday life
.Music Perception 22, 41-77 (2004). Full text available in ProQuest 5000
 
In-class exercise: What might a music diary record?
 
Week 3 - ends 18th March
 
Music, taste and aesthetics
 
Hennion, Antoine, Music Lovers. Taste as Performance
Theory, Culture & S 
ociety 18, 5(2001) 1-22" Full text available in SAGE Premier 2007White, Daniel, Music and Art Aesthetics: Is there such a thing as perfect taste in music?
Skytopia Website
, 2002http://www.skytopia.com/project/rating.html 
 
In-class debate (everyone speaks) That good music is simply a matter of taste.
 
Week 4 - ends 25th March
 
Performance, recording and authenticity
 Auslander, Philip (1998) Seeing Is Believing: Live Performance and the Discourse of Authenticity in Rock Culture.
Literature and Psychology 
, Winter v44 i4 p1-13 Full text
 
available in Proquest.Earl, Peter E. Simon's travel theorem and the demand for live music
Journal of Economic Psychology 
Volume 22, Issue 3, June 2001, Pages 335-358 Full text availablein Science Direct.
In-class debate (everyone speaks) That the live performance is the authenticmusic experience.
 
Introduction to Project 1
 
Project 1 information.
 
 
Week 5 - ends 1st April
 
Music scenes, genres and subcultures
 Aucouturier, Jean-Julien and Pachet, François (2003) 'Representing Musical Genre: AState of the Art', Journal of New Music Research,32:1,83 — 93http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/jnmr.32.1.83.16801 
 
Hesmondhalgh, David (2005) Subcultures, Scenes or Tribes? None of the AboveJournal of Youth Studies, V 8, N 1 March, pages 21 - 40
Introduction to Project 2
 
Project 2 information
 
 
Weeks 6, 7, 8 - ends 29th AprilGroup projects
 
Week 9 - ends 6th May
 
Project 1 presentation and discussion
 
Week 10 - ends 13th May
 
Popular music analysis and criticism
 
Brennan, Matt The rough guide to critics: musicians discuss the role of the music press
Popular Music 
, Volume 25, Issue 02, May 2006, pp 221-234 Full text available inCambridge Journals Online.Kaminsky, Peter M. “Revenge of the Boomers: Notes on the Analysis of Rock Music.”Music Theory Online 6/3 (2000).http://mto.societymusictheory.org/issues/mto.00.6.3/mto.00.6.3.kaminsky.html 
 
In-class debate (everyone speaks) That writing about music is like dancing aboutarchitecture.
 
 
 
Week 11 - ends 20th May
 
Music, lyrics and meaning
 
Singletary, Michael W. Some perceptions of the lyrics of three types of recorded music:Rock, Country and Soul
Popular Music and So
ciety, Volume 9, Issue 3, 1983, pages 51 -63Cubitt, Sean ‘Maybellene’: meaning and the listening subject
Popular Music 
(1984),4:207-224Inskip,C., A MacFarlane, P Rafferty,Meaning, communication, music: towards a revised
 
communication model 
Journal of Documentation
, V64 N5 2008 pp:687-706
In-class debate (everyone speaks) That "Are we human or are we dancer" is rock'ssilliest lyric.
 
The Guardian Music Blog 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2008/oct/17/oasis-
 
beatles-silly-lyrics 
 
Week 12 - ends 27th May
 
Industry, technology and DIY
 
Jones, Steve, Music that moves: popular music, distribution and network technologies
Cultural Studies
, Volume 16, Issue 2 March 2002 pages 213 - 232Music industry urged to embrace the Internet Tue Jan 20, 2009http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSTRE50J03U20090120 
 
Williamson, John and Martin Cloonan, Rethinking the music industry
Popular Music 
 2007, 26 : 305-322
In-class debate (everyone speaks) That a hug from the music industry is too little,too late.
 
Week 13 - ends 3rd June
 
Review and evaluation
 

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