The politics, aesthetics and dissonance of music in everyday life


  • Roger Fagge University of Warwick



jazz, everyday aesthetics, history


This article will offer some thoughts on the relationship between the everyday and the role of music. It will look at how critics and artists have established the importance ofthe everyday, and how this has appeared in their work. It will then explore what music in the everyday reveals about the nature of modern society.

Author Biography

  • Roger Fagge, University of Warwick

    Roger Fagge is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. He was coinvestigatoron the AHRC network, 'Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics'.


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How to Cite

Fagge, R. (2020). The politics, aesthetics and dissonance of music in everyday life. Jazz Research Journal, 13(1-2), 7–18.