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Out Of Conflict Comes Creation: A New Era For Contemporary Music In Belfast, Martha Slenker Oct 2010

Out Of Conflict Comes Creation: A New Era For Contemporary Music In Belfast, Martha Slenker

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This report is the outcome of a month-long exploratory study on growth of the contemporary music scene in Belfast, United Kingdom. Data was obtained by way of qualitative methods using focused interviews with five musicians and one music organization’s executive, and participant observations came from attending concert venues and music organizations in Belfast. Through these methods, it can be concluded that this is a new era for the current contemporary music scene. Despite Belfast’s reputation as a chaotic and dangerous city after decades worth of political and social unrest, the musicians have broken free from the chains of ...