Nomadism, Fragmentation, and Marginality - The Hong Kong Music Underground in the East Asian Context

Damien Charrieras, Francois Mouillot

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Abstract

Presenting an overview of past academic research on the notion of "underground" and connecting it with current marginal music practices in Hong Kong, the authors provide the beginning of a new definition for what "musical undergrounds" might be in Hong Kong. Specifically, they frame several stylistically diverse "micro-scenes" in the city as often sharing traits of nomadism, fragmentation, and marked institutional marginality. They contend that what is considered as "underground" musically in Hong Kong is produced through a range of articulated translocal processes confounding any simple identification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFractured Scenes
Subtitle of host publicationUnderground Music-Making in Hong Kong and East Asia
EditorsDamien Charrieras, François Mouillot
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter1
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789811559136
ISBN (Print)9789811559129, 9789811559150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2021

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