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Activating and Developing Free Improvisational Creativities in Higher Education: Contesting Authority, Exploring Creativities, Stimulating Dialogue (2022)
Book Chapter
Atton, C., Cowan, M., Docherty, H., Farnish, K., Moir, Z., & Pattie, E. (2022). Activating and Developing Free Improvisational Creativities in Higher Education: Contesting Authority, Exploring Creativities, Stimulating Dialogue. In C. Randles, & P. Burnard (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003248194-35

This chapter explores the concept of improvisational creativities in higher education and the ways in which such an approach to music education is beneficial. We report on a collaborative autoethnography, conducted by the authors, in which we explore... Read More about Activating and Developing Free Improvisational Creativities in Higher Education: Contesting Authority, Exploring Creativities, Stimulating Dialogue.

Counter-culture and underground (2019)
Book Chapter
Atton, C. (2019). Counter-culture and underground. In A. Nash, C. Squires, & I. R. Willison (Eds.), Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974 (2019)
Journal Article
Anderton, C., & Atton, C. (2020). The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974. Rock Music Studies, 7(1), 8-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2019.1651521

The upsurge of academic interest in the genre known as progressive rock has taken much for granted. In particular, little account has been taken of how discourses surrounding progressive rock were deployed in popular culture in the past, especially... Read More about The Absent Presence of Progressive Rock in the British Music Press, 1968-1974.

Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music (2019)
Journal Article
Atton, C. (2019). Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music. Popular Music, 38(2), 204-218. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261143019000084

Authenticity is a key concept in the evaluation of rock music by critics and fans. The production of fakes challenges the means by which listeners evaluate the authentic, by questioning central notions of integrity and sincerity. This paper examine... Read More about Challenging authenticity: fakes and forgeries in rock music.

Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Medboe, H., Bares, W., Webster, E., Frost Fadnes, P., Inglis, C., Kahr, M., …Heyman, M. (2017). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe. In Z. Moir, & C. Atton (Eds.), Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe - Conference Proceedings. , (v-vi)

Following popular exposure in France to the proto-jazz of James Reese Europe and his 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” Infantry Regiment during the latter years of WW1, the jazz bug took hold and, in the period that followed, spread throughout Europe. This... Read More about Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe.

The Routledge companion to alternative and community media (2015)
Book
Atton, C. (Ed.). (2015). The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. Abingdon: Routledge

The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media provides an authoritative and comprehensive examination of the diverse forms, practices and philosophies of alternative and community media across the world. The volume offers a multiplicity... Read More about The Routledge companion to alternative and community media.

Peripheral visions? Alternative film in a stateless nation. (2015)
Book Chapter
MacPherson, R. (2015). Peripheral visions? Alternative film in a stateless nation. In C. Atton (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media (268-277). Routledge

Scotland is a small, stateless nation whose mainstream media and national cinema have generally been positioned by media scholars as constituting an alternative to the UK’s metropolitan mainstream. Consequently the specificity of alternative practic... Read More about Peripheral visions? Alternative film in a stateless nation..

Curating popular music: authority and history, aesthetics and technology (2014)
Journal Article
Atton, C. (2014). Curating popular music: authority and history, aesthetics and technology. Popular Music, 33(3), 413-427. https://doi.org/10.1017/s026114301400035x

The practice of curation in popular music may be seen as a form of historical enquiry that works in a similar way to the critical projects of the ‘new museology’. Self-curation can be employed by musicians to re-present their work as a historiograph... Read More about Curating popular music: authority and history, aesthetics and technology.

What can we learn from ‘unpopular’ music and its audiences? (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Atton, C. (2014, April). What can we learn from ‘unpopular’ music and its audiences?. Paper presented at Studying Music: An International Conference in Honour of Simon Frith, University of Edinburgh

The sociology of popular music has tended to eschew conventional musicological approaches and instead to locate the listening experience as one rooted in social uses and pleasures. Where musicological analysis is employed, it tends to reinforce the... Read More about What can we learn from ‘unpopular’ music and its audiences?.

Cultures of Listening: The popular aesthetics of 'difficult music'. (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Atton, C. (2013, October). Cultures of Listening: The popular aesthetics of 'difficult music'

Difficulty and complexity are values most often associated with a modernist avant-garde of ‘serious’ music. Their presence in popular music tends to attract the opprobrium of critics who seek to maintain a purity for popular music founded on values... Read More about Cultures of Listening: The popular aesthetics of 'difficult music'..