What is a live event in the era of digitally mediated music events, and what is the value of liveness for music listeners today? The subproject ‘Live in the era of digital mediation’ concerns how live and mediated forms evolve, how they are being used and mixed, and to what extent “physical” live events extend into a virtual community. Of particular interest is how the content and value of the live event have changed with the new forms and combinations of mediation and live performance made possible by online communication and distribution. What is liveness today, and how does the infrastructure of a contemporary festival extend into digital platforms such as streaming services and social media?
Anne Danielsen is Professor in Popular Music Studies in the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. She is chair of the project and responsible for the subproject entitled ‘Live in the era of digital mediation’. She has published widely on groove and music production and is the author of Presence and Pleasure: The Funk Grooves of James Brown and Parliament and editor of Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction.