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.
|Title of host publication||Fractured Scenes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Underground Music-Making in Hong Kong and East Asia|
|Editors||Damien Charrieras, François Mouillot|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Print)||9789811559129, 9789811559150|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Mar 2021|