This paper examines how people experience music. Throughout this paper there is an existing idea of the experience with music as more than just a composition of sounds. In addition to this, the paper seeks to understand and explain what people can achieve through this experience. Furthermore the social aspect of music will be examined in order to discuss what impact the experience with music has on people in relation to individualism and community. In order to investigate the above mentioned this paper utilizes a qualitative method based on a phenomenological approach, because the paper consider the music experience as an everyday phenomenon. The empirical data on which this paper bases the analysis upon consists of two descriptions of K and C’s experience with the German electronic band, Moderat. The strategy for the analysis has been established through comparison of the descriptions, which have lead to the themes of the analysis. Furthermore, the paper have discussed whether or not music can enhance one's sense of self, as well as the different types of communities that Bauman depicts in his theories. Through the analysis it was found that the music experience could be understood as an experience where different aspects play a part in correlation with the forming of the individual meaning of music. During the experience with the music at the concert the paper clarified that it is possible to achieve a positive experience, which can lead to the feeling of flow. This can help individuals in the process of entering new communities, which can have an impact on how the music is perceived and experienced.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||8 jun. 2016|