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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-21T00:24:19Z
dc.date.available2019-03-21T00:24:19Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0038-0385
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0038038514565835
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142633
dc.description.abstractThe sociological study of music consumption has tended to focus on general and typical experience instead of discrete or extraordinary experiences, consistently with a wider lack of biographical analysis. However, a popular topic among music fans is the phenomenon of peak music experiences: specific experiences involving music that are especially memorable, influential and even pivotal for the individuals involved. Drawing on the results of a pilot study conducted in Brisbane, Australia, this article shows that participants in the city’s indie music scene cite peak music experiences as central to their biographical narratives of inspiration, influence, conversion and motivation. These experiences make visible the more subtle processes by which musical meaning, taste and identity are constantly made and remade, as well as showing how encounters with music can affect subjectivities in an enduring way. The listeners are conscious of these processes, reflect on them and even try to create them.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom333
dc.relation.ispartofpageto348
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSociology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume50
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.keywordsBiography
dc.subject.keywordsConsumption
dc.subject.keywordsEpiphanies
dc.subject.keywordsIndie music
dc.subject.keywordsPeak music experiences
dc.subject.keywordsTaste
dc.title'I Always Remember That Moment': Peak Music Experiences as Epiphanies
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGreen, Ben G.


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