Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193303
Title:
Musical Creation, Reception, and Consumption in a Virtual Place
Author:
Silvers, Michael Benjamin
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Technologically mediated listening has changed the way in which music is heard as well as the way in which musical communities are constructed. Communities are no longer necessarily tied to place, and in the case of virtual communities, musicians can create a sense of community and a sense of place through their interactions. Some virtual communities of musicians - specifically those that specialize in electronic music - are ideally situated in cyberspace; what a producer of electronic music hears in his or her headphones when composing music is exactly what the audience hears after downloading or streaming it. The music remains in a digital format from its conception to its reception.In a Brazilian virtual community of electronic musicians called EnergyBR.net, fans, DJs, and producers exchange ideas about music, creating a feedback loop. In EnergyBR.net, this cyber-feedback loop shapes musical creation as well as a sense of place and community.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
virtual community; trance music; social network analysis; Brazil
Degree Name:
MM
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sturman, Janet L
Committee Chair:
Sturman, Janet L

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleMusical Creation, Reception, and Consumption in a Virtual Placeen_US
dc.creatorSilvers, Michael Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.authorSilvers, Michael Benjaminen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTechnologically mediated listening has changed the way in which music is heard as well as the way in which musical communities are constructed. Communities are no longer necessarily tied to place, and in the case of virtual communities, musicians can create a sense of community and a sense of place through their interactions. Some virtual communities of musicians - specifically those that specialize in electronic music - are ideally situated in cyberspace; what a producer of electronic music hears in his or her headphones when composing music is exactly what the audience hears after downloading or streaming it. The music remains in a digital format from its conception to its reception.In a Brazilian virtual community of electronic musicians called EnergyBR.net, fans, DJs, and producers exchange ideas about music, creating a feedback loop. In EnergyBR.net, this cyber-feedback loop shapes musical creation as well as a sense of place and community.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectvirtual communityen_US
dc.subjecttrance musicen_US
dc.subjectsocial network analysisen_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
thesis.degree.nameMMen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSturman, Janet Len_US
dc.contributor.chairSturman, Janet Len_US
dc.identifier.proquest2201en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748260en_US
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