Past research has shown that popular music can support subversive politics. There is musical potential for social change. Following this year’s theme – TURMOIL – one obvious question is how music scenes articulate counter-hegemonic and subversive discourses today. How do music scenes and genres react to our times of Fake News, populism and growing right-winged nationalism? How do musical discourses and practices intervene in current political scenarios? What are the limits and potentials of popular music’s articulation of popular and populist politics? How can scholarly discourse take responsibility, to what extent can and should music related research intervene?
CTM Festival Discourse Program on Musical Resistance hosted by Dahlia Borsche & Matthias Haenisch
Date: Wednesday, January 31st 2018
Place: Kunstquartier Bethanien (Studio 1), Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin