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The Sound of the Street: Performance, Sound, and Revolution in 1848
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Musicology and Performance Studies, Musicology and Performance Studies.
2014 (English)In: Intermediality, Performance, and the Public Sphere: Selected papers from recent meetings of the Tangier International Conferences / [ed] Khalid Amine and George F. Roberson, Amherst, MA, USA: Collaborative Media International , 2014, 96-104 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Slogans, rallies, shouting and wailing sirens – this is the sound of protest, the sound of the so far silenced voices in the streets. Even though we do not have any sound recordings of the European revolutions of 1848/49 many sources (news paper articles, reports, caricatures) give a vivid impression of the noisy political demonstrations and powerful street fights provoking political change. Drawing on Jacques Rancières concept of phone vs. logos and his idea of politics as a mean of becoming visible (or audible), I will show how the cultural practice of callithump parades (Charivari, ‚Katzenmusik’) was used as a specific tool in the political fight of 1848 and how these street performances entered the theatre to win over the stage, the pit and the galleries. 

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Amherst, MA, USA: Collaborative Media International , 2014. 96-104 p.
Keyword [en]
Performance, Public Sphere
National Category
Performing Arts
Research subject
Theatre Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109307ISBN: 0982440979ISBN: 978-0982440971OAI: diva2:763963
Performing Tangier
Available from: 2014-11-17 Created: 2014-11-17 Last updated: 2015-01-09Bibliographically approved

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