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Conferences in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies 
 
 
 
October 10th, 2018 | 15:00 - 17:00 | Anfiteatro João Branco | DeCA | Universidade de Aveiro
 
 
 
Abstract
The lecture aims to expand the understanding of cyber culture and DIY music practices of the new generative public aware of its own productive capacity. It focuses on shreds, video contents of parodic compositions gathered on YouTube with the objective to destabilise and destroy institutional music forms that imply order in market orientated, critical and educational presentation of music as forms of its instrumentality that framed the experience of music with the hegemonic imprint. It is the very moment when today's public becomes aware of its generative capacity that has proved to be inspiring for the shredding activity of making parody of music values of all genres, from popular and jazz to the so-called artistic music, as a specific aspect of the popular pleasure of creating new meanings.
 
Diana Grguric
 

Diana Grguric is an associate professor at the University of Rijeka Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research interests focus on the theme of intermediality of music and literature, the field of humanities related to art, more specifically, musicology and ethnomusicology. Since 1996, she has been conductor and art director of the 4'33'' group. The 4'33'' group is devoted to the art-vocal music that is on the track of vocal and instrumental music of folklore origin, arranged with electronic, synthetic and factual sounds. The group has published a number of music albums and projects, the last of which, Vidih vodu, is a music stage performance that revives Glagolitic melodies. Diana Grguric is the president of the Department for the Music Heritage Research of Rijeka and its surrounding area, established at the Ivan Matetic Ronjgov Institute in 2008, within the project of the City of Rijeka Department for Culture. She is the author of books on popular music, history of Croatian music and intermediality of music and literature. She is also the author of numerous articles published in different International journals and lecturer at numerous music symposia and conferences.