Programme for Studying Popular music, live music, and identity

2nd of May 2022

University of Turku.

Lecture hall: Pub3

Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7, 20500 Turku

We are closely monitoring the Covid-situation and will inform you about possible changes closer to the event. The event is open to the public and we wish for you to join us physically at the lecture hall. Masks are required inside the University’s facilities, and free masks are available at the entrance of the lecture hall. Students who have registered in advance can complete the event as a course. It is also possible to collect entries for the study pass without registration. The event will be streamed only to the students who notify their wish to join via Zoom to Tiina Käpylä before the 2nd of May.


Morning session:

Doors open 10:30

10:45-11:00 Welcome and opening words by Tiina Käpylä

11- 11:45 Lecture given by Prof. Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh). His title is ‘Clubbing, queuing and booing: live music and the sociology of identity’

15 minutes for discussion

12:00-13:00 Lunchbreak

Day session:

Short presentations from researchers, 20 min presentation + 10 min discussion

Chair Tiina Käpylä

13:00-13:30 on Zoom

Dr. Maarit Kinnunen (University of Lapland): Social Identity in Finnish Adolescents’ Live Music Consumption


PhD Student Tommi Iivonen (University of Turku): There’s no point in shouting from margins to mainstream: Underground and counterculture elements in the music scene of Pori.


Dr. Rami Mähkä (University of Turku): Crossbows in firelight: The Medievalism of Ritchie BlackMore’s Rainbow, 1975-1978

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Afternoon session:

Panel discussion on the topics of the day

Chair: Tiina Käpylä

15:00-16:00 Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh), Anna-Elena Pääkkölä (Åbo Akademi), Tommi Iivonen (University of Turku)

Chairs: Dr. Tiina Käpylä

Responsible teacher and organiser: Dr. Tiina Käpylä

Assistant: Musicology student Tyyne Rantanen

Organiser: Department of Musicology, University of Turku and IIPC

Please send possible questions concerning the event to Dr. Tiina Käpylä:


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