Dr. Jan-Peter Herbst

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History of Popular Music II

This reading focuses on six centuries of popular music from the early 1950s rock’n’roll to contemporary music, including soul, reggae, folk, rock, metal and various forms of electronic dance music. Besides a detailed analysis of musical aspects, historical trends and regional phenomena, sociological, economic, cultural, medial and technological issues will be addressed. Another important aspect will be the interrelated development of music and its medial contexts and functionalisation (e.g. sound design, film music, music videos, music TV, and internet).


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