Creating Studios on Stage

  • Yngvar Kjus
Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)


This chapter looks at artists’ experiences of combining live and recorded music production practices. It shows how the use of digital technology allows recordings to be altered (and remixed) quickly in new places, allowing them to be colored by shifting circumstances and to incorporate various “live” elements. On the flip side, live concert performances are now increasingly encompassing preproduced elements, as well as various studio-related practices (recording, composing‚ processing). The relationship between artists’ actions and the sounds they produce is reckoned against the ways in which audiences might perceive, interpret, and interact with artists and their music. The chapter also engages with two challenges of contemporary musicianship, in genres ranging from pop to jazz: translating studio works into a persuasive live performance, and improvising and creating something new by recording, editing, and mixing music live on stage.


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  • Yngvar Kjus
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  1. 1.Department of Media and CommunicationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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