Rave Renaissance with Graeme Park
|Dates:||8 November 2022|
|Times:||18:00 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Manchester is renowned not just for its rich musical history but also as one of the clubbing capitals of the world: the birthplace of the legendary Hacienda. This event brings together University of Manchester sociologists, Dr Helen Holmes, and, Prof Nick Crossley, along with well-known house music and Hacienda DJ, Graeme Park, (also a Senior Lecturer at Wrexham-Glyndwr). Together we discuss our recent project exploring the revival of rave and the importance of rave as part of both musical and urban heritage. We draw on our interviews with both rave fans and music professionals to illuminate how rave has changed from its nineties heyday and what keeps this music scene alive. A short Q&A with the speakers will enable guests to ask questions about the research and Graeme’s role in the revival of rave.
This event is presented in partnership with Creative Manchester and the John Rylands Research Institute and Library. The British Pop Archive is the first specifically designated national popular culture archive in the UK. Based at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, it aims to celebrate and preserve the records of British popular culture, including popular music, recognising its pivotal influence on the world stage.
Dr Helen Holmes is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester and lead for the Rave Renaissance project. Her work explores consumption, practices and material objects.
Nick Crossley is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He has written about a range of music-related issues and a number of music ‘worlds’. His key publications in this respect are: Networks of Sound, Style and Subversion: the Punk and Post-Punk Worlds of Manchester, London, Liverpool and Sheffield, 1975-1980 (MUP, 2015) and Connecting Sounds: the Social Life of Music (MUP, 2020).
Graeme Park is a DJ & Senior Lecturer at Wrexham-Glyndwr University. Graeme has over 30 years of professional music experience, and lists music producing, broadcasting and song writing alongside his DJ’ing attributes. Graeme also currently co-ordinates the Haçienda tribute event ‘Haçienda Classical’. Graeme works as a Senior Lecturer at Wrexham-Glyndwr University designing and delivering courses on their Creative Media Technology programme.
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John Rylands Research Institute and Library