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Popular Polish Electronic Music, 1970–2020
A Cultural History

ISBN 9780367685133
Published August 1, 2022 by Routledge
226 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Popular Polish Electronic Music, 1970–2020 offers a cultural history of popular Polish electronic music, from its beginning in the late 1960s/early 1970s up to the present day, in the context of Polish economic, social and political history, and the history of popular music in this country.

From the perspective of production, scene, industry and consumption, the volume considers the issue of access to electronic instruments in the 1970s and 1980s, and the variety of inspirations, such as progressive rock and folk music, that have contributed to the development of Polish electronic music as it is known today. The widespread contribution of Polish electronic music to film is also considered.

This is a valuable resource for scholars and researchers of electronic music, popular music and (Eastern) European music and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mapping Popular Electronic Music in Poland; Chapter 1 The 1970s: The Beginnings; Chapter 2 The 1980s: Polish Popular Music Goes Electronic; Chapter 3 Breaking the Iron Curtain; Chapter 4 After 2000: The Age of Abundance and Confusion; Conclusion; Bibliography

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Ewa Mazierska is Professor of film studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Performance, University of Central Lancashire, UK.