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Dr Adrian Renzo writes about popular music production, electronic dance music, and remix culture from a critical musicological perspective. His research includes work on the aesthetics of medley records, the construction of Spanish 'megamixes', audio mastering, and the working methods of amateur mash-up producers. His current research explores the intersection between Top 40 pop songs and rave tracks during the early 1990s. Dr Renzo teaches in the areas of popular music studies, DJing and performance.

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Research Outputs 2001 2018

Musicology meets Samantha Fox: exploring an everyday aesthetics of popular music

Renzo, A., Dec 2018, In : International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. 49, 2, p. 333-349 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Popular music
Music
Musicology
Everyday Aesthetics
Listeners

Technologically Mediated Transparency in Music Production

Renzo, A. & Collins, S., 2017, In : Popular Music and Society. 40, 4, p. 406-421 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

transparency
music
production process
listener
song

Multiple-choice questions in the Humanities: A case study of Peerwise in a first-year Popular Music course

Renzo, A., 2014, Proceedings of ASCILITE 2014 - Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education. Hegarty, B., McDonald, J. & Loke, S-K. (eds.). Dunedin, New Zealand: ASCILITE, p. 560-564 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

music
Students
student
Feedback

'Sounds like an official mix': the mainstream aesthetics of mash-up production

Renzo, A., 2013, Redefining mainstream popular music. Baker, S., Bennett, A. & Taylor, J. (eds.). New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 139-149 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Going back to which routes? Rave music as surrogate pop

Renzo, A., 2012, Routes, roots and routiness: selected papers from the 2011 Australia/New Zealand IASPM Conference. Giuffre, L. & Spirou, P. (eds.). Sydney: IASPM AusNZ/Perfect Beat Publications, p. 6-16 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review