In-between Performance and Mediatization

Authentication and (Re)-Live(d) Concert Experience

As a moment of emotional and physical closeness between performers and audiences, the live concert experience represents a crucial element in the construction of authenticity in popular music. Allan Moore argues that the emphasis of research should shift from sources of authenticity to modes of authentication, a process triggered by specific textual or performative features. This article aims to unpack the complexity of authentication, especially with regard to mediatization. An analytical framework based on the temporal relationship between real action and its aural or audiovisual experience through recording is then applied to case studies of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Korn.

Journal Rock Music Studies
Year 2016
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 41-61

Bratus, Alessandro (2016) In-between Performance and Mediatization: Authentication and (Re)-Live(d) Concert Experience. In: Rock Music Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 41-61. Available at


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