Vinyl changed the way we experience music, share it, and make money from it. Looking back at the 'glorious' era of vinyl and amid its resurgence, we see its significance as a as cultural form and not as mere technology, more than ever before. “Doesn't it always seem like you don't know what you have until it's gone?” It didn't get that far.
Cultural scholar Paul Rutten discusses the past and present significance of vinyl in and for music culture and industry in the light of its predecessors, shellac and sheet music, and its successors, all things digital. He sheds light on the meaning of vinyl culture and discusses the connection between the city of Haarlem and this form of recording and making music available: vinyl coming home?
Rutten has a long engagement with pop music, radio, and the creative industries. He was the first academic in the Netherlands to obtain his PhD on popular music. He is a former board member of the Dutch Rock Music Foundation and the international board of the International Association of the Study of Popular Music as well as a former contributor to Muziek en Beeld, a former Dutch trade magazine for the entertainment industry. In the 80's and 90's, he spun vinyl records both in Susteren and Nijmegen and chaired concert promoter RoDiO in Nijmegen. Currently Rutten is one of the leading Dutch experts in the field of creative industries. He works both as a research professor at Creating 010 of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and as an independent researcher.
Location: Phil, Van Beinumzaal
This session is accessible for Vinyl Culture and Weekend Pass ticket holders, available here.