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Instruments of Change: Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand 2010 Conference
Popular music is a dynamic cultural force. The acts of listening, playing, dancing, composing and recording are undertaken in a constant state of flux, further complicated by flows of space and time. This conference comprises papers that consider popular music as a powerful social agent, and includes analysis of current or past uses of music instruments as the sound-producing objects of change, or particular uses of technologies and human voices of change. The papers also investigate the institutions and discourses within which the sound, the event and the experience are created, and their relationships to social change. This conference was held on 24-26 November 2010, at Monash University Melbourne.