Why Live? Performance in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Call for papers :: Leonardo Music Journal 18 (2008) :: Deadline: October 15, 2007.
Downloads and file exchanges have altered the economics of music of consumption, but have they also rendered the concert hall obsolete? Or have the isolation of ear buds and the ephemerality of digital files actually served to highlight the social significance and sweaty substantiality of live performance? Or are we witnessing the birth of a new “live” virtually social but vitally sweat-free? For LMJ 18 we solicit writing on the significance or irrelevance of contemporary performance practice and its alternatives. Continue reading