Adrian Suljanovic, 2018
My independent research topic will be looking into the digital microcultures of various music scenes. This research will focus on the creation of digital music genres such as chiptune, vaporwave, seapunk, and synthwave as well as more abrasive genres such as harsh noise and its sub-genres. Along with the exploration of the musical aspects of the genres, this blog will be dedicated to investigating the culture surrounding these genres in terms of popularity and accessibility, fashion and aesthetics, distribution of content, and online fad phenomenons related to the genres.
The purpose of looking into these digital microcultures is to provide an in depth analysis of the digital music scene, what makes them similar, what makes them different and how they ultimately sit on the outskirts of the modern electronic music world.
Describing Microcultures and their emergence in the age of the Internet
The Internet has become…
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