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Sara Cohen

Sara first discussed her ethnographic research project with musicians, which involved creating and mapping musical landscapes (see notes from December workshop). She also explained the work that she will be doing on two big international projects from June 2010, the first funded by the Australian Research Council and the second by HERA.

Sara explained that both projects were about the creation of popular music as history and heritage, and how that relates to identities (e.g. looking at the relationship between official constructions of identity with musician’s experiences).

Stage 1 – Interviews with archivists, music companies etc.

Stage 2 – Audience groups’ responses to official ideas.

The outcome of this will be the second project – exhibitions and project websites. The two projects were submitted as sister projects.