A Century of Radio and Music in Denmark: Music Genres, Radio Genres, and Mediatisation

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    The fact that music has taken up at least 50 % of radio airtime throughout the previous century has remained unnoticed by most scholars. This project intends to rectify this by carrying out a series of quantitative and qualitative content analyses using a broad range of methodologies related to cultural theory in connection with empirical materials from the entire period from newly opened archives. Such a series of interconnected studies focusing on music radio will deliver a substantial contribution to the understanding of the workings of one of the most important mass media in the previous century and to how music has interacted in this.
    The project’s overall research question is: In what ways have the fields of music and radio interacted since the launch of a Danish state radio in the 1920s? The question concerns the changing relations between local music culture(s) and radio(s) in a historical perspective. Music-cultural conventions like performance formats, repertoires, genre rules, aesthetics, and presentations have been incorporated into radio practices. At the same time, DR has influenced Danish musical life to a still greater degree throughout the period. Within a historiographic framework defined by the given disciplines’ uses of ‘New History’ two broad-range concepts will structure the theoretical field: genre cultures and mediatisation. These will be informed by discussions of different ontologies of music and by the fact that questions of radio, genre, and mediatisation are related to local, national, and transnational circumstances simultaneously.
    AcronymRAMUND
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/11/201301/11/2017

    Research Output

    • 8 Book chapter

    Deres mand i studiet - Johannes Rasmussen

    Smith-Sivertsen, H., 2018, Stil Nu Ind...: Danmarks Radio Og Musikken. Michelsen, M., Have, I., Mølle Lindelof, A., Rørdam Larsen, C. & Smith-Sivertsen, H. (eds.). Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, p. 119-123 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    En underholdningsafdeling toner frem

    Smith-Sivertsen, H. & Lindelof, A. M., 2018, Stil Nu Ind...: Danmarks Radio Og Musikken. Michelsen, M., Have, I., Mølle Lindelof, A., Rørdam Larsen, C. & Smith-Sivertsen, H. (eds.). 1 ed. Aarhus Universitetsforlag, p. 221-225 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Giro 413 - Lytternes (og pladeselskabernes) ønskekoncert

    Smith-Sivertsen, H., 2018, Stil Nu Ind...: Danmarks Radio Og Musikken. Michelsen, M., Have, I., Mølle Lindelof, A., Rørdam Larsen, C. & Smith-Sivertsen, H. (eds.). Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, p. 72-75 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Press / Media

    P3 og P6 spiller mindre varieret musik

    Henrik Smith-Sivertsen

    01/12/2016

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    MUSIKALSK SELVSVING PÅ P3

    Henrik Smith-Sivertsen

    01/12/2016

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    P3 og P6 spiller mindre varieret musik

    Henrik Smith-Sivertsen

    01/12/2016

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Activities

    • 4 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Organisation of and participation in conference
    • 1 Other (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - External teaching and subject coordination

    Arkivstudier i det 21. århundrede

    Henrik Smith-Sivertsen (Participant)

    19 Mar 2015

    Activity: OtherOther (prizes, external teaching and other activities) - External teaching and subject coordination

    Making Music – Producing Sound the Nordic angle

    Henrik Smith-Sivertsen (Speaker)

    3 Dec 20144 Dec 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

    Music and Radio: Histories – Futures

    Henrik Smith-Sivertsen (Participant)

    11 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course