Fractured Scenes: Underground Music-Making in Hong Kong and East Asia

Damien Charrieras, Francois Mouillot

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Fractured Scenes is the first extensive academic account of music and sound art practices that fall outside of the scope of ‘mainstream music’ in Hong Kong. It combines academic essays with original interviews conducted with prominent Hong Kong underground/independent musicians and sound artists as well as first hand-accounts by key local scene actors in order to survey genres such as experimental/noise music, deconstructed electronic music, indie-pop, punk, garage rock, sound art and DIY ‘computer’ music (among others). It examines these Hong Kong underground music practices in relief with specific case studies in Mainland China and Japan to begin re-defining the notion of a ‘musical underground’ in the context of contemporary Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages268
ISBN (Electronic)9789811559136
ISBN (Print)9789811559129, 9789811559150
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2021


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