An Imaginary Musical Road Movie – new book from Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences!

Publicerad den 1 april 2016

In musicologist and intermedialist Mats Arvidson’s new book, An Imaginary Musical Road Movie, the reader take part of a musical work that in many ways transgresses several media boundaries. The book revolves around two integrated objects: on the one hand, the programmatic and cyclic concept album Highway Rider, which is jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau’s most complex instrumental work, and on the other hand transmediality, both as a concept and phenomenon. Arvidson claims that a deep understanding of an intermedial music culture is a prerequisite for knowing how to interpret a work like Highway Rider. Having such an intermedial framework at hand further enables the integration of formal and structural analysis with cultural, historical and technological aspects of music. Highway Rider is understood as a transmedial phenomenon both through its genre-specificity and its narrative structure, that is, as an imaginary musical road movie whose story raises questions about the meaning of life. The book can be purchased in bookstores now:
<link http: bok an-imaginary-musical-road-movie>
<link http: se bok an-imaginary-musical-road-movie-9789198145854> <link http:>Information about Brad Mehldau and Highway Rider

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