Dr Sebastian Diaz-Gasca is a Lecturer in Music Industry at RMIT University; an audio engineer, producer, and ludomusicologist. Sebastian’s research focuses on why people listen to videogame music when they are not playing the game, and the paraludical relationship formed between players, audiences, narratives, and industry around music in virtual environments.
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