How does music distribution affect the listener and how can we discuss this relationship in a new media landscape? Digitalisation has changed our relationship with media and my theory of phormats is an attempt to create a new theoretical framework around which these discussions can be focused on the nature of the medium and the impact on the listener.
Keywords: digital, corporeal, physical, phormats, musicking, phormatisation, internet, digitalisation, distribution
‘Black Mirror’ uses the medium of television to stage ideas that are unraveled but never concluded. As a result you are left feeling generally satisfied with the window of the particular worlds that are presented but always hungry for more. Now that the second series draws to close, it seems to the perfect time to discuss and draw out general themes from the wholes series.
The yearning for the 1990’s has gone so far we even have to repackage this crap decade to make ourselves feel better.