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20 : 2 | 2023
La fin des genres musicaux ?

Catégoriser les musiques populaires
The End of Music Genres? Categorizing Popular Music
Edited by Vanessa Blais-Tremblay and David Brackett

Recent journalistic discourses have announced “the end of music genres”, while common sense tends to perceive the latter as imposed categories, restricting the freedom of both artists and audiences In contrast with such preconceived ideas, this special issue of Volume ! draws on a historicist approach the phenomenon to discuss the formation and development of music genres such as disco and dance, traditional music, heavy metal, dungeon synth, urban music, indie and progressive rock. Overall, the different papers pinpoint the powerful tool the concept of music genre can be to analyse the interconnection of musical sound and music's social meanings.

Editor’s notes

La revue Volume ! est soutenue par l’IRMÉCCEN (EA 7546), Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Le Programme des chaires de recherche du Canada du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH) a contribué au financement des traductions de ce numéro.

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