‘my entire body relaxed almost instantaneously when this started playing’: music to fall asleep in the construction of the domestic space

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Abstract

In order to celebrate World Sleep Day (March 15) in 2019, IKEA carried out several acts to raise people's awareness of the benefits of good sleep habits, and how their products can contribute effectively for the quality of sleep. In that context, Ikea Portugal shared on its Facebook page four playlists considered to be adequate to sleep "that 20-minute nap", have a quiet night's sleep or "a boost of morning energy to start the day". On YouTube, besides user-made playlists with the same purpose, original compositions are also produced and shared with the intent of provoking sleepiness/relaxation with the aim of a good night's sleep. In this paper, I propose to examine both the playlists created by IKEA Portugal and the compositions created and shared by users on YouTube with the intent to make you fall asleep, while analyzing the role of these compositions in the construction of the domestic space and a suitable environment for sleeping. For this, I take into account the everyday life seen as an element of culture production (Certeau 1998), built from a set of routines that unfold between objects and materials that construct the scenario where this staging of daily life occurs (Goffman 2002). Thus, I consider domestic spaces and their multisensorial dimension (Pink 2009) in which elements such as light, temperature, objects design and music collaborate in the construction of the desired environment (DeNora 2004). In methodological terms, I analyze the comments of YouTube users to the compositions in question, and the data obtained through surveys on the subject, broadcasted online.
Original languageEnglish
Pages19-20
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
EventMusic in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond - Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, Lucca, Italy
Duration: 14 Dec 201916 Dec 2019
https://www.luigiboccherini.org/music-in-the-disruptive-era/

Conference

ConferenceMusic in the Disruptive Era: The Digital, the Internet and Beyond
CountryItaly
CityLucca
Period14/12/1916/12/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • domestic soundscapes
  • YouTube
  • Audiovisual content

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