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Artist Craftsman or Artist Equal Mason: from Mozart to "Macaco Bong", a history of struggles for autonomy

Author(s): RAFAEL LAGE

Journal: História e Cultura
ISSN 2238-6270

Volume: 02;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 166;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Autonomy | Reconfigurations | Music industry.

In the book "Mozart – Sociology of a Genius", Norbert Elias describes clashes around craftsmen artists (attached to the musical tastes of the court aristocracy) and independent artists (with more freedom and musical autonomy, only less socially structured), presenting Mozart as an agent of transition. On the other hand, in the XXI century, comes up with the Brazilian band "Macaco Bong" the concept artist like mason, i. e., the idea of Musician’s involvement in the production process, not just in time to take the stage, pointing out the new digital technologies as a way for democratizing music. In this article, I will discuss reappropriations of ancient strategies of the music industry, and how they return reconfigured with these young people from the new music industry of the XXI century.
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