Pop-rock, cosmopolitisme musical i coneixement musical corporeïtzat

Translated title of the contribution: Pop-Rock, Musical Cosmopolitanism and Embodied Musical Knowledge

Motti Regev

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This article suggests that, after over half a century during which successive generations of fans in countries around the world have embraced multiple local and global genres and styles of pop-rock music, individuals in many countries have became equipped with sonic-musical knowledge that enables them to immediately, spontaneously and intuitively decipher amplified, electric, electronic and manipulated musical soundscapes. Possession of this type of corporeal knowledge, and its routine embodiment by individuals across many different parts of the world amounts to a mundane manifestation of current culture, or rather a commonplace musical cosmopolitanism. As it unfolds, this article discusses the notion of musical cosmopolitanism and the meaning of pop-rock as an aesthetic culture. It also develops a classification of music-related knowledge into three major categories – discursive, musical and sonic knowledge – before focusing on the third type.

Translated title of the contributionPop-Rock, Musical Cosmopolitanism and Embodied Musical Knowledge
Original languageCatalan
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 30 May 2024

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  • cosmopolitanism
  • culture
  • embodied knowledge
  • globalization
  • pop-rock


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