Dr Tami Gadir is a Lecturer in Music Industry at RMIT University who writes and teaches on music, society and culture. Her research to date has addressed the sounds, cultures, and politics of electronically-produced dance music. In her book on this topic, Dance Music: A Feminist Account of an Ordinary Culture (Bloomsbury, 2023), Gadir uses gender as a focal point for showing how dance floors reflect the social dynamics that exist off dance floors.
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