Perfect Beat, Vol 2, No 4 (1996)

SOUND AT THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT: Nick Cave, Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire and a Deleuze-Guattarian Ecology of Popular Music

Issued Date: 6 Nov 2015


This article gives a detailed description of Deleuze and Guattari's theory of the refrain and argues its usefulness for an understanding of popular music. This is followed by an application of Deleuze and Guattari's theory of the refrain to a specific, and problematic, attempt at territorial formation and deformation - the appearance of Australian expatriate independent music emblem, Nick Cave, in the German auteur Wim Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire.)

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DOI: 10.1558/prbt.v2i4.29023


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