Super Smash Covers! Performance and audience engagement in Australian videogame music cover bands

Diaz-Gasca, J 2018, 'Super Smash Covers! Performance and audience engagement in Australian videogame music cover bands', Perfect Beat, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 51-67.


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Title Super Smash Covers! Performance and audience engagement in Australian videogame music cover bands
Author(s) Diaz-Gasca, J
Year 2018
Journal name Perfect Beat
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 51
End page 67
Total pages 17
Publisher Equinox Publishing
Abstract Videogame music has crossed the boundaries of the digital realm and is now performed and remixed in online spaces and live venues. This is due to the interactive nature of gameplay, which promotes the appropriation, rework and remix of game music by gaming audiences. This relationship with music reinforces the engagement of gaming communities with the experiences they have collectively shared in the videogame space and translates it into a new one. In Australia, few bands dedicate themselves solely to the performance of videogame music, partly due to copyright restrictions and niche performance spaces and events, with some bands performing as a professional endeavour and others as a side project. This article focuses on the case studies of Australian videogame music cover bands Boss Fight and The Consouls, whilst analysing the spaces in which they perform, and how real-life performances influence the experiences of videogame communities.
Subject Music Performance
Consumption and Everyday Life
Cultural Theory
Keyword(s) Australian cover bands
Boss Fight
Soundtrack
The Consouls
Videogame music
DOI - identifier 10.1558/prbt.34525
Copyright notice © Equinox Publishing Ltd 2018, Office 415, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX
ISSN 1038-2909
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