The pan flute musicians at Sergels torg: between global flows and specificities of place

Karolina Doughty, Maja Lagerqvist

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Abstract

Research on the relationship between music and place has highlighted the importance of music for how people perceive, feel and act in particular places. This chapter explores the performative power of representations of a group of South American indigenous pan flute musicians busking on the streets of Stockholm, Sweden, taking inspiration from a more-than-representational approach. It is a qualitative exploration of how music can both be representative of mobilities at different scales, and affect experiences of mobility in particular places through the emotions, thoughts and memories it generates. We explore the pan flute music itself as a highly mobile phenomenon and an example of the globalisation of ‘world music', but it also emerges that the music is posited as representative of particular local place-making efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching and representing mobilities: transdisciplinary encounters
EditorsLesley Murray, S. Upstone
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages150-166
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781137346650
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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    Doughty, K., & Lagerqvist, M. (2014). The pan flute musicians at Sergels torg: between global flows and specificities of place. In L. Murray, & S. Upstone (Eds.), Researching and representing mobilities: transdisciplinary encounters (pp. 150-166). Palgrave Macmillan.