Home, Work and Music: Musical Practices in Domestic Spaces

What does it mean to make and perform music in the home? Home, Work and Music explores issues and debates centred around music in domestic spaces. It will showcase current research on the empirical, methodological and theoretical implications of centring the domestic in music research.
Domestic spaces are regularly overlooked in scholarly, sectoral and policy discourses, but their significance as entangled sites of music creation and performance, and the issues raised by their visibility are striking and urgent. From basements to bedrooms, domestic settings are key nodal points where personal lives, global digital infrastructures and creative networks meet. Scrutiny of the lived realities of these digitally porous sites affords critical insights into technological mediations of musicians’ creative labour in the home. 

The conference aims to illuminate practices of music production as bound to lived domestic sites against a backdrop of wholesale changes to music associated with digitalisation, entrepreneurialism and self-marketisation. We encourage submissions that investigate the home as the location for individual and collective music production at a moment when the boundaries of the public and private are eroding and the pressures on musicians as creative workers are intensifying as a result of longer-term patterns of participation, exclusion and “flexibilisation”.

Special Issue of Popular Music and Society
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 March 2024 (mail to: muscids2024@gmail.com)
Special Issue: Call for Papers

The conference is free and while we are gently encouraging an in-person conference presenting, online is also a possibility.

Veranstater*innen: Rosa Reitsamer (Institut für Musiksoziologie) in Kooperation mit Emilia Barna, Nick Prior, Paul Harkins und Ingrid Tolstad.


For any enquiries regarding the programme and submissions please contact: muscids2024@gmail.com



Facebook twitter copy Link twitter

Link in Zwischenablage kopiert