Music in the Disruptive Era: the Digital, the Internet and Beyond


organized by

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto

14-16 December 2019


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9.00-9.45 Welcome and Registration

9.45-10.00 Opening

  • Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

10.00-11.00 Keynote Speaker 1

  • Christine Hine (University of Surrey), Audiences and Self-calibration in a Digital Society

Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 Keynote Speaker 2

Pedro Ordoñez Eslava (Universidad de Granada), Flamenco in the Disruptive Era: Decolonizing the «duende», from the «cuarto» to the Web 2.0

13.00 Lunch

15.00-16.00 Monetizing Music: New Audiences, New Markets, and the Problem of Financial Survival in the Digital Age, Roundtable chaired by David Hurwitz

Discussants: Michael Deakin, Corinna Herr, Christine Hine, Pedro Ordoñez Eslava

Coffee Break

16.30-18.30 Music and Liquid Modernity

(Chair: Christine Hine, University of Surrey)

  • Marcello Messina (Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil) – João Svidzinski (Université Paris 8), Remote Live Patching, Intercontinental Interaction Networks and the Online Music Software Kiwi: Metaphysics of Presence, Territorialised Desires and the Survival of Fragments
  • Marc Brooks (Institute of Musical Research, London), Mind over Music: Experiencing Networked Connectivity through Music in «Sense8»
  • Juan Bermúdez (Universität Wien), Between Musical Reality and Musical Representation:Reflections on Ethnographic Work in the Smartphone Application «TikTok»
  • Iryna Paliy (Kotliarevsky University of Arts, Kharkiv, Ukraine), Principles of ‘Global Village’ in the Musicological Field


10.00-11.30 Creative Processes, Genres and Musical Performance (I)

(Chair: Pedro Ordoñez Eslava, Universidad de Granada)

  • Joseph Owen Jackson (SOAS, University of London), Adapting Music Business to the Digital Age: A Comparison Between the Development of Grime and Lo Fi House
  • Ana Martins – Paula Guerra (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto), A Better Future!? Looking at the Relationship between Rock Music and New Technologies in Portugal
  • Violetta Kostka (The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk), Internet, Intertextuality and Paweł Szymański’s Music in the Second Degree

Coffee Break

12.00-13.00 Research and Sources

(Chair: Massimiliano Sala, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

  • Nico Schüler (Texas State University), Online Research Methods for Rediscovering Forgotten Composers: Using Online Databases and Archives
  • Andreas Helles Pedersen (Lund University), Musical Singularity and the Case of Digital Music Archives

13.00 Lunch

15.00-17.00 Communication, Production, Consumption and Reception (I)

(Chair: Pedro Ordoñez Eslava, Universidad de Granada)

  • Joana dos Reis Freitas (CESEM / Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH), «Meme Is a new Music Genre»: On the Role of Production, Transformation and Circulation of Music in the Digital Culture of Internet Memes
  • Anika Babel (University College Dublin), Classical Music Memes: Etic and Emic Perspectives on the Portrayal of Classical Musickers
  • Marjolein Wellink (Utrecht University), The Immaterial Record Sleeve? Engaging the Listener with Spotify’s ‘Canvas’ Video Loop
  • Maurice Stenzel (University of Erfurt), Verena Weidner (University of Erfurt), Matthias Haenisch (University of Erfurt), Marc Godau (University of Applied Sciences Clara Hoffbauer Potsdam), Becoming LINKed– Processes of Subjectivation in Online Communication about Digital Networked Musicking

Coffee Break

17.30-19.00 Research and Sources (II)

(Chair: Fulvia Morabito, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

  • Michael Klaper – Thomas Radecke (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Musicology Weimar-Jena), The Weimar Playbill Database 1754-1990: Scientifically Disseminating Historical Sources of Music- and Theatre-Ephemera Material Online
  • Giulia Sarno (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Preserving the History of Tempo Reale and its Electronic Music Repertoire: A Project in Progress
  • Juan José Pastor Comín (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), The Center for Music Research and Documentation, Associated Unit of Spanish National Research Council (CIDoM, Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC): Educational and Digital Research Projects


9.00-11.00 Communication, Production, Consumption and Reception (II)

(Chair: David Hurwitz,

  • Corinna Herr (Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf), Classical Musicians on YouTube and the Digital Divide
  • Simon Nugent (Northwestern University), The Inception of ‘Time’: Music, Audience Mobility, and Internet Networks in the Age of Media Convergence
  • João Francisco Porfírio (CESEM / Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH), «My Entire Body Relaxed almost Instantaneously When this Started Playing» – Music to Fall Asleep in the Construction of the Domestic Space
  • Lorenzo De Donato (Università degli Studi di Milano), The New-and-hypermediatic 7thDecember Annual Opening Night of Milan La Scala Opera House

Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 The Music Market

(Chair: David Hurwitz,

  • Michael Deakin (University of Birmingham), The Re-emergence of Patronage: Donations, Crowdfunding and Democratisation of the Creative Process in Music
  • Mohamed Abd Elhamid Rashid – Basem Zaher Botros (Aswan University), The Chaos of Digital Music Recordings and their Impact on Arabic Music and the Egyptian Piano

12.30-13.30 Creative Processes, Genres and Musical Performance (II)

  • Alberto Firrincieli (Assumption University, Bangkok), Learning Piano Today: E-learning vs Traditional Music Class. Comparisons, Pros and Cons
  • Jonas Wolf (GCSC,Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen), Meme Music? Forms and Formats of Musical Hypermemetics in Social Media

13.30 Lunch