Eric Chapus

Research area: Remix and Recontexualisation

My research explores the roles of paraphrasing, borrowing and recontextualisation and their significance in our appreciation and assimilation of new cultural works. I focus on framing the importance of remixing in popular music and the use of referencing.  I investigate the power of remembrance and recognition in the use of well- known melodies. Remixing in particular has often being labeled as a debatable form of composition. The exegesis contains relevant information for the purpose of framing the evolution and differences in classical recontextualisation. particularly in the popular music realm of the late 20th Century as well as the start of the 21st Century.