Mind usurps program : virtuality and the “new machine aesthetic” of electronic dance music

Halligan, B 2016, 'Mind usurps program : virtuality and the “new machine aesthetic” of electronic dance music' , in: Oxford University Press Handbook of Music and Virtuality , Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York.

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This chapter outlines the changes in perceptions of Electronic Dance Music across the phase of the introduction of virtuality. The chapter argues that such music must be read in relation to its conception of its audience, and that the audience, often cognitively impaired, responds to the music in a way that suggests ideological positions that redeem the music from accusations of cliché and racism. The chapter notes early theorising of virtuality as giving rise to the idea or potential of a proletarian collective, as had been realised in rave cultures. Keywords: Virtuality EDM TAZ DJ disco Acid House Rave dancing dystopia The “Guru Register” The Californian Ideology Layo & Bushwacka! (dance group) Orientalism Leftfield (dance group)

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Whiteley, S and Rambarran, S
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9780199321285
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: B Halligan
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 12:02
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 18:57
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33521

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