Dr Mike Callander is a Lecturer in Music Industry at RMIT University, an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a key figure in Naarm/Melbourne’s electronic music community. His work has appeared on chart-topping albums, at music festivals such as Glastonbury and Fuji Rock, in the National Gallery of Victoria, and on morning TV. Informed by over twenty years in creative practice, Mike’s research examines the intersection of music technology, performance and culture.
ArticlesIntroduction Music scholarship across genres is often concerned with music's metaphysical and ephemeral effects on individuals, communities, and society. These scholarly framings constitute a concept that we refer to here as “the magic of music”. Using this framing, this article addresses the ways that the magic is undermined by a range of worldly, non-magical realities, using the...Read more