This paper argues that affective moments between street musicians and the audience in Istanbul, Turkey suggest a loose connection to open and highly affective practices of hearing. The street brings them together during the moments of performance. The performance twists the power of sound that the musician makes and draws that into visualization of the moment, which underlines a peculiar affective attachment on the audience's side. The city's, musician's, and the listening practices' significance in these moments are taken into account and narrated with examples from the fieldwork.
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"Street Affects: An Exercise on Why We Listen To But Don't Hear the Street Music,"
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory: Vol. 28, Article 11.
Available at: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/disclosure/vol28/iss1/11