Documenting Musically Influenced Subcultures [Video Essay]

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Wallace, R. (2016) Documenting musically influenced subcultures. Invited Presentation presented to: Popular Music Studies: Methodological Conundrums of Researching Subcultures, Birmingham City University, 12 October 2016.

In my presentation I will outline some of the PhD research I have generated as a documentary practitioner as my interest focuses on various subcultures and the musical influences which underpin their philosophies. I will outline and explore some of the key issues involved in DIY or ‘amateur’ approaches to documentary work in comparison to some of the ‘professional’ work I have undertaken for the BBC and Channel Four Television. In my recent research work I have been exploring the immediacy of internet streaming and the historiographies of subcultures with a particular emphasis on the Anarcho-punk scene, however I am currently working on a project with punk legends the Buzzcocks which is due for release 2017 as part of the forty year celebration of Punk in the UK.

Roy Wallace is a senior Lecturer in Media Production at the University of Northampton with a background as musician, art practitioner and tour manager for various artists.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBirmingham City University
Media of outputOnline
Size20m 41s
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2016
EventPopular Music Studies: Methodological Conundrums of Researching Subcultures - Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Oct 201612 Oct 2016


  • Punk
  • N Ireland
  • Punk UK
  • Buzzcocks
  • Crass
  • Subhumans


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