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Arbetarrörelsen inom den radikala konstmusikens tankekollektiv: En studie av relationen mellan det radikala musiklivet och arbetarrörelsen under svenskt 1960-tal
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Labourism within the Thought Collective of Radical Art Music : A Study of the Relationship between the Radical Music Scene and the Labour Movement in Sweden during the 1960s (English)
Abstract [en]

Subject of this study is the evolvement of the radical art music scene in Sweden. In this development took the labour movement an active part during the 1960s. The purpose of this study is to examine how the relationship between the radical art music scene and the labour movement was constituted and what this relationship implied for the Swedish radical art music scene during the 1960s.

During the 1960s radical music became an influencial part in the Swedish music scene of modern art music. In this development the artists’ society Fylkingen had a central position. In the early 1960s Fylkingen began to incorporate writers, engineers, scientists, sociologists, philosophers, economists, etc. in their work and a number of projects were initiated which interacted with common society. A proposal for a public record company was developed together with KSF (Social Democratic Association for Cultural Workers) and was presented to the Swedish parliament. In collaboration with ABF (Workers’ Educational Association) the first studio for electronic music was build in 1960 and the relationship between the labour movement and the radical art music scene was institutionalized as the Stockholm Electronic Music Studio Foundation.

This thesis uses the terminology of Ludwik Fleck to examine the relationship between the radical art music scene and the labour movement. The concepts of Thought collective and Thought-style are used to draw conclusions about common values and objectives within the Thought-style. The radical art music scene and the labour movement are understood to be part of a common Thought collective with a common style of thought. Because of this relationship, projects initiated in the radical music scene came to emphasize the democratic and educational aspects of music. In the latter half of the 1960s it was conceived impossible to achieve these goals under the existing program, leading to the notion within the style of thought that technological advancement was a prerequisite for a democratic music scene.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Art Music, Electronic Music, Electroacoustic Music (EAM), Fylkingen, Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), Labour Movement, Social Democratic Association for Cultural Workers (KSF), Workers’ Educational Association (ABF), Thought Collective, Thought-Style, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Ludwik Fleck, Gunnar Larsson, Knut Wiggen
Keyword [sv]
Konstmusik, Elektronisk musik, Elektronmusik, Elektoakustisk musik (EAM), Fylkingen, Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), Arbetarrörelsen, Kulturarbetarnas Socialdemokratiska Förening (KSF), Arbetarrörelsens Bildningsförbund (ABF), Tankekollektiv, Tankestil, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Ludwik Fleck, Gunnar Larsson, Knut Wiggen
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History of Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114338OAI: diva2:791626
Available from: 2015-03-20 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-20Bibliographically approved

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