Author(s): Simon Frith
Publisher: Popular Music, Volume 32, Issue 02, pp 297-301
Date: May 2013
In this ‘Middle Eight’ for the journal Popular Music, Simon Frith reflects on the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Live Music Exchange project. He describes the background to the project and some of the points of interest that arose from the original live music project from which LMX developed. Simon then ponders notions of knowledge exchange and how such a project as LMX can be assessed in terms of its ‘impact’, before asking questions about the nature and purpose of ‘knowledge’ as defined by bodies such as the AHRC, and how and by whom such knowledge exchange activities should be resourced.