240 pages | 25 B/W Illus.
Mazierska presents a cultural history of popular Viennese electronic music from 1990 to 2015, from the perspectives of production, scene and national and international reception. To illustrate this history in depth, a number of case studies of the most successful and distinguished musicians are explored, such as Kruder and Dorfmeister, Patrick Pulsinger, Tosca, Electric Indigo and Sofa Surfers. The author draws on research about electronic music, the relationship between music and the urban environment, the history of Austria and Vienna, music scenes and fandom, the digital shift , stardom in popular music (especially electronic music), as well as theories of postmodernism.
Introduction: Putting Viennese Electronic Music on the Map Part 1 1. Vienna, the City of Music: From Mozart to Conchita Wurst Part 2 2. Vienna Electronica as Scene and Industry: Between Cultivated Provincialism and Cosmopolitanism Part 3 3. Between Rock and Electronic Music, or the Pleasures of Sin(ging) 4. Kruder and Dorfmeister: The Studio(us) Remixers 5. The Cool Ambience of Tosca 6. Sofa Surfers: Surfing and Post-Rocking 7. Patrick Pulsinger: The Happy Techno Kid 8. Christian Fennesz, Peter Rehberg and the Label Mego: Between Glitch and Bécs 9. Women in a Mixed World: Electric Indigo and Sweet Susie