Alternative music and the emergence of a Singaporean sound.
Loh, Bernice Mui Kiang.
Date of Issue2011
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This thesis essentially focuses on alternative musicians in Singapore, showing how they are more likely than any other group of local musicians to produce a Singaporean sound. Employing Bourdieu’s key theoretical ideas, I will explore the field of alternative music in Singapore, focusing on the musicians, listeners and the State. Through the voices of alternative musicians, I argue that while a distinctive musical temperament predispose them to actualise a distinct Singaporean sound, much depends also on the key actors within the field of alternative music.
DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Music
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University