Music As Prophecy: Listening to the Sonic Cyborgs

This research develops a posthumanist perspective on technological forms of music production and consumption, combining a sonic and an ethnographic analysis. Three sound recordings were produced by and three long interviews were conducted with DJ prosumers (simultaneous producers and consumers) during an experimental studio session to expand our understanding of meaningful human-technology interactions at work in the production and consumption of electronic music. Findings reveal that the musical interplay between human and technology opens up new forms of self-realization and hyper-embodiment. Findings also shed light on the cultural codes of the DJ subculture, with implications for the broader range of music consumers.


Alan Bradshaw, Pierre McDonagh, and David Marshall (2005) ,"Music As Prophecy: Listening to the Sonic Cyborgs", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7, eds. Karin M. Ekstrom and Helene Brembeck, Goteborg, Sweden : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 500-501.


Alan Bradshaw, University of Exeter
Pierre McDonagh, Dublin Institute of Technology
David Marshall, University of Edinburgh


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7 | 2005

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