Thinking culture

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At the moment I’m working on a piece that responds to Adam Krims’ book Music and Urban Geography. It will hopefully appear in an early issue of the exciting new Journal of Urban Cultural Studies. I’ve been asked to write a short form piece and my plan at the moment is to pull together the key ideas and features from Krims’ book and to develop these a little through some other literature. One of the key features of Krims’ accounts are the deeply woven interconnections between music and the city. Krims talks about the representation of the city in music, but he extends the analysis to think about how the structure and form of the music is connected into place and how the music itself becomes a part of the structures of urban space. I’m arguing that the result is a really situated and embedded analysis of the multiple…

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