Discos, clubs, and raves have been focal points for the development of new and distinctive musical and cultural practices over the past four decades. More recently, they have also become the subject of much scholarly research. This course introduces key themes, theories, and scenes of electronic dance music. Particular emphasis is given to the intersection of music, identity, and history. Other themes that will arise include genre, dance and embodiment, musical form, place, and underground/mainstream interactions.

Semester: WiSe 2021/22