Bodies in musical bubbles: space, music and everyday life


My piece ‘Bodies in Musical Bubbles’ has just been published in Berfois. Here’s a link.

Here’s the opening paragraph:

In the 1980s one of the defining images of cool, for In the 1980s one of the defining images of cool, for me and my friends at least, was Michael J. Fox skateboarding away from school whilst listening to his Walkman in the classic 1985 film Back to the Future. The Huey Lewis and the News soundtrack might sound a little bit dated, but what has become much more fashionable in recent years is the practice of listening to music whilst on the move. 1985 was relatively early days in the history of mobile music, but now such practices are much more ordinary and familiar. It is not hard to see how important mobile music devices have become in people’s lives over recent years.

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