Constructing the Good Life: Posthuman Musical Identities

  • Bethany Roberts University of Bristol

Abstract


This essay proposes posthumanism as an alternative cultural framework for the formation of “the good life”, focusing on issues of identity and virtuality created through irony and hybridity in modern musical cultures. Music by Avalanches and Ibibio Sound Machine will be examined, considering how posthumanist interpretations affect their reception and anticipate the future of music as a method of individual and communal expression.

Published
01-Jun-2015
How to Cite
Roberts, B. (2015, June 1). Constructing the Good Life: Posthuman Musical Identities. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, (20). Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/1278