Immersing in Performances and Recordings

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


This chapter studies new forms of audience involvement and experience with music. On the one hand, people are accessing and sharing recorded music with more speed in more places, thereby joining the experiential pleasures of recorded music with live music events in new ways. On the other hand, concert visitors are using their increasingly advanced mobile media (i.e., cellphones and tablets) to make their own recordings of live performances and bring the experience home with them in new ways. The chapter specifically addresses evolving forms of listening to recorded music in relation to live concerts, including prospective modes of pre-event listening and retrospective modes of post-event listening. In so doing, it focuses on the music experience of fans of different genres, including jazz, heavy metal, and electronica.


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

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