Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


I obtained my PhD from the University of Adelaide in 2019. Supervised by Dr Dianne Rodger and Professor Andrew Skuse, the thesis was entitled "People, Platforms, Practice: The Social Mediation of Electronic Music Production."

This thesis explores the impact of digital technology on electronic music practice at the level of the subject, the object and their combination in the social. Born’s (2010) theory of music’s four planes of social mediation is used to show how technical, cultural and economic influences intersect, allowing for comparison and understanding of the processes and relations, discourses and ideologies behind contemporary aesthetic practice. More broadly, as an ethnography on contemporary music and society, it demonstrates how social relationships, software platforms and creative practices are becoming further entwined, encapsulating the shifting state of being in the world today.

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  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2019 Chambers, P. H. (2019). People, Platforms, Practice: The Social Mediation of Electronic Music Production. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
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  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2018 - 2018 ANTH3034 Visual Anthropology University of Adelaide Paul Chambers
    2018 - 2018 ANTH1104 Foundations of Social Anthropology: People and Culture University of Adelaide Paul Chambers

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