‘The Song Has Kept Us’: Soundscape of Belgrade during the NATO Bombing
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In this article I explore the sonic and music practices in the experience of the NATO bombing of Belgrade, focusing particularly on their role in the governmental apparatuses both of the NATO forces and of Milošević’s regime. Drawing on aff ect studies, I discuss sound and music not only as text, but as sheer intensity, as a vibrational body and force. I argue that the sonic element of the experience of NATO bombing proved important as it provided the surface area, the somatic layer of the war machine, on which the apparatuses of governance could operate and eff ectuate the production of meaning.
Keywords:NATO bombing of Belgrade / NATO forces / sonic and music practices
Source:Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society : Memories and Narratives of the 1999 NATO Bombing in Serbia, 2016, 64, 4, 482-499
- München : Oldenbourg Verlag
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