GVA HxC: appropriation, adaptation and evolution – a contextual observation of Geneva’s hardcore scene

Dines, Mike ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9706-979X and Piguet, Bastien (2020) GVA HxC: appropriation, adaptation and evolution – a contextual observation of Geneva’s hardcore scene. In: Punk Now!! Contemporary Perspectives on Punk. Grimes, Matt and Dines, Mike ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9706-979X, eds. Intellect, Bristol, pp. 67-84. ISBN 9781789381740, e-ISBN 9781789381764, e-ISBN 9781789381757. [Book Section]

Abstract

This chapter concentrates on the early 2000s hardcore scene in Geneva, Switzerland, frequently abbreviated as GVA HxC. We begin by discussing the evolution of the American scene, followed by an overview of ideology and musical conventions, paying specific attention to the Geneva scene. By analysing the roles played by the local alternative network, the ‘squatting movement’ and self-managed venues in the expansion and downfall of Geneva’s scene, we address whether a hardcore scene can prosper in a city such as Geneva. In other words, raising questions over whether it can still be called hardcore if its musical and ideological conventions are challenged, and whether there can be several possible interpretations of these conventions.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 28256
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Depositing User: Mike Dines
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 10:38
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28256

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