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[POSTPONED] IVW22: ‘Music Heritage of the Pacific ​Northwest’
[POSTPONED] IVW22: ‘Music Heritage of the Pacific ​Northwest’

Tue, 01 Feb



[POSTPONED] IVW22: ‘Music Heritage of the Pacific ​Northwest’

A talk by William Smith exploring the regional impact on the alternative music scene [Donations Entry]

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01 Feb 2022, 18:00

York, 29 Micklegate, York YO1 6JH, UK



Tuesday 1st February

TALK: ‘Music Heritage of the Pacific ​Northwest’

As Kurt Cobain himself once quipped “this song (Smells Like Teen Spirit) made Seattle the most liveable city in America.” Although appearing a flippant remark amid a chaotic live show, what underlies Cobain’s remark is a very salient and important point. Cobain is acknowledging the relationship between music and place - a purposeful signpost to the audience of the changing city of the "Seattle Sound". 

Place is important to an artistic identity, a rootedness that gives both music and musician a context for being. This of course, can take on any kind of scale from a national one (the Americana of Bob Dylan, the Irishness of the Dubliners, the Scottishness of Big Country) to a more regional context (The Southerness of the Sex Pistols, The Northerness of the Arctic Monkeys). The associations come all too easily: The Beatles and the Cavern Club, The Ramones and CBGB, New Order and the Hacienda. Some bands are synonymous with the places their music is performed, and the culture it in turn propagates. 

This talk will explore the music heritage of the Pacific​Northwest - discussing the relationship between Grunge and place and the heritage it invokes.

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