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University of Toronto Scarborough
Arts Management
Alan Stanbridge

November 9, 2011 In-Class Test Short essay question Question on the test was the narrative of western - No, because it’s hard to distinguish between good and bad - Yes still relevant, because you still see much of it in today’s movies Group Discussion - Romanticizing of popular culture into tradition/classic. Ex: classical music as classic, then jazz as classic, lady gaga will be classic. And classic rock. Contrasts to canon - Class of audience of high culture and pop culture  audience should be important. In today, elites listen to a lot of popular culture music. And music is more easily broadcasted everywhere now, you can hear free music everywhere now. In 1800s, less technology - Who are the elites in today’s society - Music hearing all the time, concerts aren’t the same. Get bored of it. Maybe this is what makes classical music more prestigious - Cultural policy funding – feel like lines are not blurred in cultural policy. Right thing to do. Become a tradition to fund classical music, to preserve. Prime minister doesn’t want to be named the one to ‘kill culture’. Don’t see this changing any time soon. --- in the future, funding might stop because general public won’t feel it is important anymore. Depends how you view the future will progress - One feels that lines have never been blurred between popular culture and high culture even th during 19 century. We always have that thstinction in our heads. - Pattern of funding – funding in 18 century, still funding now. - U.S. government vs. Canadian government. High culture distinction originated in Boston, popular culture also originated in America. Popular culture = “American culture” - Talked about whatever is in the past is classic. Also relates to once artists die, their works become more valuable. Ex. Elvis, painters, etc. - See acceptance and blurring in art forms like visual arts, etc. - High culture has become a social convention – not really appreciating it anymore - Popular culture uses classical music, classical music uses pop music too. Though, we don’t see it in symphonies, because of canon. - Arts that need for funding. Once they try t
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