Sharing songs on Hirakata square: On playlists and place attachment in contemporary music listening

Leonieke Bolderman*, Stijn Reijnders

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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This paper focuses on the relation between music and place. More particularly, it theorizes and investigates how music leads people to imagine places, sometimes resulting in a ‘musical topophilia’: the love for a place based on its association with a particular genre, musician or musical activity. This concept is explored through 17 semi-structured, in-depth interviews with Dutch users of music streaming services. The analysis shows how these music listeners connect their love for music to places in four ways: through (1) sound; (2) texts and images; (3) musicians; (4) places of music production, distribution or consumption. Based on these four mediations, music listening shapes affective geographies.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)935-951
Aantal pagina's17
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
Vroegere onlinedatum30-mei-2019
StatusPublished - 1-aug.-2021

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