Vortrag: Jodie Taylor: Scenes and Sexualities: Music Scenes and Sexual Styles in Translocal Contexts, 27.06.2012, Wien

Vortragsreihe „Musik und Gesellschaft im Diskurs“, Institut für Musiksoziologie an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Org.: Rosa Reitsamer und Sarah Chaker
Zeit: Mittwoch, 27.06.2012, 19 Uhr
Ort: Univ.f.Musik u.darstellende Kunst, Eingang Ungargasse 14, 1030 Wien
Queer social worlds and scene spaces are frequently constructed around the production and consumption of popular music. In queer club settings and venues, the music played, styles of dancing, dress and gesticulation have become significant aestheticised markers of distinction among scene members, where the clubs one goes to and the music one likes are considered indicative of particular sexualities and concomitant logics of styles. Queer scenes are complex cultural spheres that require nuanced considerations of not only sexual style and genre of expression, but also locality, historicity and their oppositional relationship to cultural hegemonies.
This presentation will look at the ways people enact sexual identity through cultural participation, illuminating the routine musical forms and behaviours that have come to signify certain gender and sexual politics and positionalities. Therefore, Jodie Taylor will present empirical data she gathered as part of a larger ethnographic project on queer music scenes in Brisbane, Australia and Berlin. One of her main thesis says that the unsystematised aesthetics of queerness, which may be mapped translocally, signify an excess of meaning that is available to be read as a blueprint of queer futurity and the utopian imagination.
Jodie Taylor is currently a research fellow at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University and previously held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research.
She is the author of Playing it Queer: Popular Music, Identity and Queer World-making (Peter Lang 2012) and co-editor of The Festivalisation of Culture: Place, Identity and Politics (Ashgate 2012) and Redefining Mainstream Popular Music (Routledge 2012).
Quelle: ladyfestwien@mur.at

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