The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics by John Richardson,Claudia Gorbman,Carol Vernallis

The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics
  • Author : John Richardson,Claudia Gorbman,Carol Vernallis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199733864
  • Pages : 735
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  • Language : English
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Media forms and genres are proliferating as never before, from movies, computer games and iPods to video games and wireless phones. This essay collection by recognized scholars, practitioners and non-academic writers opens discussion in exciting new directions.


The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media by John Richardson

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media
  • Author : John Richardson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190258179
  • Pages : 834
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media surveys the contemporary landscape of audiovisual media. Contributors to the volume look not only to changes brought by digital innovations, but to the complex social and technological past that informs, and is transformed by, new media. This collection is conceived as a series of dialogues and inquiries by leading scholars from both image- and sound-based disciplines. Chapters explore the history and the future of moving-image media across a range of formats including blockbuster films, video games, music videos, social media, digital visualization technologies, experimental film, documentaries, video art, pornography, immersive theater, and electronic music. Sound, music, and noise emerge within these studies as integral forces within shifting networks of representation. The essays in this collection span a range of disciplinary approaches (film studies, musicology, philosophy, cultural studies, the digital humanities) and subjects of study (Iranian documentaries, the Twilight franchise, military combat footage, and Lady Gaga videos). Thematic sections and direct exchanges among authors facilitate further engagement with the debates invoked by the text.


Unruly Media by Carol Vernallis

Unruly Media
  • Title : Unruly Media
  • Author : Carol Vernallis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199766991
  • Pages : 354
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  • Language : English
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Unruly Media is the first book to account for the current audiovisual landscape across media and platform. It includes new theoretical models and close readings of current media as well as the oeuvre of popular and influential directors.


Transmedia Directors by Carol Vernallis,Holly Rogers,Lisa Perrott

Transmedia Directors
  • Title : Transmedia Directors
  • Author : Carol Vernallis,Holly Rogers,Lisa Perrott
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1501339265
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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Transmedia Directors focuses on artist-practitioners who work across media, platforms and disciplines, including film, television, music video, commercials and the internet. Working in the age of media convergence, today's em/impresarios project a distinctive style that points toward a new contemporary aesthetics. The media they engage with enrich their practices – through film and television (with its potential for world-building and sense of the past and future), music video (with its audiovisual aesthetics and rhythm), commercials (with their ability to project a message quickly) and the internet (with its refreshed concepts of audience and participation), to larger forms like restaurants and amusement parks (with their materiality alongside today's digital aesthetics). These directors encourage us to reassess concepts of authorship, assemblage, transmedia, audiovisual aesthetics and world-building. Providing a vital resource for scholars and practitioners, this collection weaves together insights about artist-practitioners' collaborative processes as well as strategies for composition, representation, subversion and resistance.


Music Video After MTV by Mathias Bonde Korsgaard

Music Video After MTV
  • Title : Music Video After MTV
  • Author : Mathias Bonde Korsgaard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780367231521
  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : English
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Since the 1980s, music videos have been everywhere, and today almost all of the most-viewed clips on YouTube are music videos. However, in academia, music videos do not currently share this popularity. Music Video After MTVgives music video its due academic credit by exploring the changing landscapes surrounding post-millennial music video. Across seven chapters, the book addresses core issues relating to the study of music videos, including the history, analysis, and audiovisual aesthetics of music videos. Moreover, the book is the first of its kind to truly address the recent changes following the digitization of music video, including its changing cycles of production, distribution and reception, the influence of music videos on other media, and the rise of new types of online music video. Approaching music videos from a composite theoretical framework, Music Video After MTVbrings music video research up to speed in several areas: it offers the first account of the research history of music videos, the first truly audiovisual approach to music video studies and it presents numerous inspiring case studies, ranging from classics by Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham to recent experimental and interactive videos that interrogate the very limits of music video. unt of the research history of music videos, the first truly audiovisual approach to music video studies and it presents numerous inspiring case studies, ranging from classics by Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham to recent experimental and interactive videos that interrogate the very limits of music video.


An Eye for Music by John Richardson

An Eye for Music
  • Title : An Eye for Music
  • Author : John Richardson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195367367
  • Pages : 323
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  • Language : English
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In An Eye for Music, John Richardson navigates key areas of current thought - from music theory to film theory to cultural theory - to explore what it means that the experience of music is now cinematic, spatial, and visual as much as it is auditory.


The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art by Yael Kaduri

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art
  • Author : Yael Kaduri
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199841543
  • Pages : 540
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  • Language : English
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Résumé en 4ème de couverture: "This book examines different kinds of analogies, mutual influences, integrations, and collaborations of the audio and the visual in different art forms. The contributions, written by key theoreticians and practitioners, represent state-of-the-art case studies in contemporary art, integrating music, sound, and image with key figure of modern thinking constitute a foundation for the discussion. It thus emphasizes avant-garde and experimental tendencies, while analyzing them in historical, theoretical, and critical frameworks. The book is organized around three core subjects, each of which constitutes one section of the book. The first concentrates on the interaction between seeing and hearing. Examples of classic and digital animation, video art, choreography, and music performance, which are motivated by the issue of eye versus ear perception are examined in this section. The second section explores experimental forms emanating from the expansion of the concepts of music and space to include environmental sounds, vibrating frequencies, language, human habitats, the human body, and more. The reader will find here an analysis of different manifestations of this aesthetic shift in sound art, fine art, contemporary dance, multimedia theatre, and cinema. The last section shows how the new light shed by modernism on the performative aspect of music has led it-together with sound, voice, and text-to become active in new ways in postmodern and contemporary art creation. In addition to examples of real-time performing arts such as music theatre, experimental theatre, and dance, it includes case studies that demonstrate performativity in visual poetry, short film, and cinema. Sittingat the cutting edge of the field of music and visual arts, this book offers a unique, and at times controversial, view of this rapidly envolving area of study. Artists, curators, students, and scholars will find here a panoramic view of discourse in the field, presented by an international roster of scholars and practitioners."


The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio by Karen Collins,Bill Kapralos,Holly Tessler

The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio
  • Author : Karen Collins,Bill Kapralos,Holly Tessler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199797226
  • Pages : 594
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  • Language : English
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What does it mean to interact with sound? How does interactivity alter our experience as creators and listeners? What does the future hold for interactive musical and sonic experiences? This book answers these questions with newly-commissioned chapters that explore the full range of interactive audio in games, performance, design, and practice.


Sound Moves by Michael Bull

Sound Moves
  • Title : Sound Moves
  • Author : Michael Bull
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134516991
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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This innovative study opens up a new area in sociological and urban studies: the aural experience of the social, mediated through mobile technologies of communication. Whilst we live in a world dominated by visual epistemologies of urban experience, Michael Bull argues that it is not surprising that the Apple iPod, a sound based technology, is the first consumer cultural icon of the twenty-first century. This book, in using the example of the Apple iPod, investigates the way in which we use sound to construct key areas of our daily lives. The author argues that the Apple iPod acts as an urban Sherpa for many of its users and in doing so joins the mobile army of technologies that many of us habitually use to accompany our daily lives. Through our use of such mobile and largely sound based devices, the book demonstrates how and why the spaces of the city are being transformed right in front of our ears.


The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies by David Neumeyer

The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies
  • Author : David Neumeyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190250593
  • Pages : 683
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies gathers two dozen original essays that chart the history and current state of interdisciplinary scholarship on music in audiovisual media, focusing on four areas: history, genre and medium, analysis and criticism, and interpretation.


Situated Listening by Giorgio Biancorosso

Situated Listening
  • Title : Situated Listening
  • Author : Giorgio Biancorosso
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195374711
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Screenwriters and film directors have long been fascinated by the challenges of representing the listening experience on screen. While music has played a central role in film narrative since the conception of moving pictures, the representation of music listening has remained a special occurrence. In Situated Listening: The Sound of Absorption in Classical Cinema, author Giorgio Biancorosso argues for a redefinition of the music listener as represented in film. Rather than construct the listener as a reverential concertgoer, music analyst, or gallery dweller, this book instead shows how films offer a new way of thinking about listening as distributed experience, an activity made public and shareable across vast cultural spaces rather than an insular motion. It shows how cinema functions as not only a reservoir of established modes of listening, but also an agent in the development of new listening practices. As Biancorosso argues, many films have perpetuated a long-existing paradox of music as a means of silencing. Consider an aggressive score overlaying battle scenes or a romantic scene conveying unspoken intimacy. In the place of conversational exchange exists a veil of sound in the form of music, and Situated Listening explains why this function influences both the course of interpretation and empathy experienced by film spectators. By focusing on cinematic, physical, and emotional scenery surrounding a character, viewers can recognize aspects of their own lives, developing a deeper empathy for each fictional character through real and shared listening practices.


Maestro by Claudia Gorbman

Maestro
  • Title : Maestro
  • Author : Claudia Gorbman
  • Publisher : Museum of Glass International Center for
  • ISBN Code : 9780295992266
  • Pages : 95
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  • Language : English
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Lino Tagliapietra is arguably the world's finest living glassblower. Raised on the island of Murano, the Venetian glass center, Tagliapietra began learning the trade at the age of 11 from Muranese masters and had earned the title of maestro by age 21. He first came to Seattle in 1979, and openly shared his unsurpassed experience, understanding, and knowledge of traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques with artists in the United States. In return, he gained an appreciation for the American artists' quest for creative expression through experimentation and individual creativity, pushing him beyond his excellence in execution and into the realm of studio art. Claudia Gorbman explores Tagliapietra's current work in Maestro, which presents masterpieces created during the past decade (2002-2012). Her essay investigates the medium of glass as alchemy (its dichotomies, pleasures and properties) as well as the artist himself and his role in universally elevating the art and craft of glassmaking and changing the course of contemporary glass worldwide. Claudia Gorbman is professor of film studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. She is the author of Unheard Melodies (a book on film music), the translator and editor of five books by the French critic and composer Michel Chion, and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics.


Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil by Gustavo Procopio Furtado

Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil
  • Title : Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil
  • Author : Gustavo Procopio Furtado
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190867043
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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"Like Brazilian society, documentary filmmaking is undergoing transformation, becoming an increasingly inclusive and diverse field, intervening in the ongoing struggle for social justice and equal distribution of power. As the first English-language monograph to focus on this body of work, this book examines the ways in which contemporary documentaries explore the borders between centers and margins, visibilities and invisibilities, silences and speech, and forms of authority and their contestation. Centered on an eclectic cluster of documentaries -from ethnographic documentaries and indigenous videos to films concerned with social and criminal justice, including first-person, essayistic films - this book brings into view the transformations of both Brazilian society and filmmaking, ultimately examining the genre's preoccupation with archival content"--


Einstein on the Beach: Opera beyond Drama by Jelena . Novak,John Richardson

Einstein on the Beach: Opera beyond Drama
  • Title : Einstein on the Beach: Opera beyond Drama
  • Author : Jelena . Novak,John Richardson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317145380
  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s most celebrated collaboration, the landmark opera Einstein on the Beach, had its premiere at the Avignon Festival in 1976. During its initial European tour, Metropolitan Opera premiere, and revivals in 1984 and 1992, Einstein provoked opposed reactions from both audiences and critics. Today, Einstein is well on the way itself to becoming a canonized avant-garde work, and it is widely acknowledged as a profoundly significant moment in the history of opera or musical theater. Einstein created waves that for many years crashed against the shores of traditional thinking concerning the nature and creative potential of audiovisual expression. Reaching beyond opera, its influence was felt in audiovisual culture in general: in contemporary avant-garde music, performance art, avant-garde cinema, popular film, popular music, advertising, dance, theater, and many other expressive, commercial, and cultural spheres. Inspired by the 2012–2015 series of performances that re-contextualized this unique work as part of the present-day nexus of theoretical, political, and social concerns, the editors and contributors of this book take these new performances as a pretext for far-reaching interdisciplinary reflection and dialogue. Essays range from those that focus on the human scale and agencies involved in productions to the mechanical and post-human character of the opera’s expressive substance. A further valuable dimension is the inclusion of material taken from several recent interviews with creative collaborators Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, and Lucinda Childs, each of these sections comprising knee plays, or short intermezzo sections resembling those found in the opera Einstein on the Beach itself. The book additionally features a foreword written by the influential musicologist and cultural theorist Susan McClary and an interview with film and theater luminary Peter Greenaway, as well as a short chapter of reminiscences written by the singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega.


Audible States by Nicholas Tochka

Audible States
  • Title : Audible States
  • Author : Nicholas Tochka
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190467819
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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During the Cold War, state-sponsored musical performances were central to the diplomatic agendas of the United States and the Soviet Union. But states on the periphery of the conflict also used state-funded performances to articulate their positions in the polarized global network. In Albania in particular, the postwar government invested heavily in public performances at home, effectively creating a new genre of popular music: the wildly popular light music. In Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania, author Nicholas Tochka traces an aural history of Albania's government through a close examination of the development and reception of light music at Radio-Television Albania's Festival of Song. Drawing on a wide range of archival resources and over forty interviews with composers, lyricists, singers, and bureaucrats, Tochka describes how popular music became integral to governmental projects to improve society--and a major concern for both state-socialist and postsocialist regimes between 1945 and the present. Tochka's narrative begins in the immediate postwar period, arguing that state officials saw light music as a means to cultivate a modern population under socialism. As the Cold War ended, postsocialist officials turned again to light music, now hoping that these musicians could help shape Albania into a capitalist, "European" state. Interweaving archival research with ethnographic interviews, Audible States demonstrates that modern political orders do not simply render social life visible, but also audible. Incorporating insights from ethnomusicology, governmentality studies, and post-socialist studies, Audible States presents an original perspective on music and government that reveals the fluid, pervasive, but ultimately limited nature of state power in the modern world. A remarkably researched and engagingly written study, Audible States is a foundational text in the growing literature on popular music and culture in post-socialist Europe and will be of great interest for readers interested in popular music, sound studies, and the politics of the Cold War.


Occult Aesthetics by K.J. Donnelly

Occult Aesthetics
  • Title : Occult Aesthetics
  • Author : K.J. Donnelly
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199773491
  • Pages : 260
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  • Language : English
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Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film opens up an often-overlooked aspect of audiovisual culture which is crucial to the medium's powerful illusions. Author Kevin Donnelly contends that a film soundtrack's musical qualities can unlock the occult psychology joining sound and image, an effect both esoteric and easily destroyed.


Bernstein Meets Broadway by Carol J. Oja

Bernstein Meets Broadway
  • Title : Bernstein Meets Broadway
  • Author : Carol J. Oja
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199862095
  • Pages : 399
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When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York, he was an unknown artist getting to know other twenty-somethings like Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Yet by the end of the 1940s, these aspiring artists were world famous. Their collaborations defied artistic boundaries, subtly pushed a progressive political agenda, and forever altered the landscape of musical theater, ballet, and nightclub comedy. In Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, award-winning author and scholar Carol J. Oja examines the early days of Bernstein's career at the height of World War II. As a composer and conductor, Bernstein had a meteoric rise to fame, thanks in no small part to his visionary collaborations. While Rodgers and Hammerstein imagined an idealized countryside, Bernstein focused on urban contemporary life and popular culture. His shows featured the iterant sailors who bore the brunt of military service, causing them quickly to stand out. Rather thanaccepting traditional distinctions between high and low art, his music was wide-open, inspired by everything from opera to jazz. To the dismay of some critics - and the delight of others - Bernstein freely coupled a reference to Rossini or Tchaikovsky with a hit song. Bernstein was not only provocative artistically but politically as well. In a time of race riots and Japanese internment camps, he and his colleagues promoted racial equality by featuring African-American and Asian-American performers. Oja combines a thorough exploration of Bernstein's collaborative work with rich descriptions of the time period that influenced him at the beginning of his career. Bernstein Meets Broadway is an indispensable work for any fan of Broadway musicals, dance, and cultural history.


The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition by Albert Newen,Leon De Bruin,Shaun Gallagher

The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition
  • Author : Albert Newen,Leon De Bruin,Shaun Gallagher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191054364
  • Pages : 952
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  • Language : English
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4E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) is a relatively young and thriving field of interdisciplinary research. It assumes that cognition is shaped and structured by dynamic interactions between the brain, body, and both the physical and social environments. With essays from leading scholars and researchers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition investigates this recent paradigm. It addresses the central issues of embodied cognition by focusing on recent trends, such as Bayesian inference and predictive coding, and presenting new insights, such as the development of false belief understanding. The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition also introduces new theoretical paradigms for understanding emotion and conceptualizing the interactions between cognition, language, and culture. With an entire section dedicated to the application of 4E cognition in disciplines such as psychiatry and robotics, and critical notes aimed at stimulating discussion, this Oxford handbook is the definitive guide to 4E cognition. Aimed at neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and philosophers, The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in this young and thriving field.


The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture by Tim Shephard,Anne Leonard

The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture
  • Title : The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture
  • Author : Tim Shephard,Anne Leonard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135956464
  • Pages : 414
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  • Language : English
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As a coherent field of research, the field of music and visual culture has seen rapid growth in recent years. The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture serves as the first comprehensive reference on the intersection between these two areas of study, an ideal introduction for those coming to the field for the first time as well as a useful source of information for seasoned researchers. This collection of over forty entries, from musicologists and art historians from the US and UK, delineate the key concepts in the field in five parts: Starting Points Methodologies Reciprocation – the musical in visual culture and the visual in musical culture Convergence –in metaphor, in conception, and in practice Hybrid Arts This reference work speaks to the important questions concerning this burgeoning field of research –what are the established approaches to studying musical and visual cultures side by side? What have been the major points of contact between these two areas and what kind of questions can this interdisciplinary research address moving forward? The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the field of music and visual culture.


The Musical Language of Rock by David Temperley

The Musical Language of Rock
  • Title : The Musical Language of Rock
  • Author : David Temperley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190653779
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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World Music and the Black Atlantic by Aleysia K. Whitmore

World Music and the Black Atlantic
  • Title : World Music and the Black Atlantic
  • Author : Aleysia K. Whitmore
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190083948
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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In the mid-20th century, African musicians took up Cuban music as their own and claimed it as a marker of black Atlantic connections and of cosmopolitanism untethered from European colonial relations. Today, Cuban/African bands popular in Africa in the 1960s and '70s have moved into the world music scene in Europe and North America, and world music producers and musicians have created new West African-Latin American collaborations expressly for this market niche. World Music and the Black Atlantic follows two of these bands, Orchestra Baobab and AfroCubism, and the industry and audiences that surround them-from musicians' homes in West Africa, to performances in Europe and North America, to record label offices in London. World Music and the Black Atlantic examines the intensely transnational experiences of musicians, industry personnel, and audiences as they collaboratively produce, circulate, and consume music in a specific post-colonial era of globalization. Musicians, industry personnel, and audiences work with and push against one another as they engage in personal collaborations imbued with histories of global travel and trade. They move between and combine Cuban and Malian melodies, Norwegian and Senegalese markets, and histories of slavery and independence as they work together to create international commodities. Understanding the unstable and dynamic ways these peoples, musics, markets, and histories intersect elucidates how world music actors assert their places within, and produce knowledge about, global markets, colonial histories, and the black Atlantic. World Music and the Black Atlantic offers a nuanced view of a global industry that is informed and deeply marked by diverse transnational perspectives and histories of transatlantic exchange.


Georges Auric by Colin Roust

Georges Auric
  • Title : Georges Auric
  • Author : Colin Roust
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190607777
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Jean Cocteau, Erik Satie, Moulin Rouge - the names popularly associated with film composer Georges Auric's career conjure visions of a distant and glamorous early twentieth-century Parisian art world. Auric wrote well over 100 film scores, including the soundtrack for Roman Holiday, and was notably affiliated with Les Six, a group of French composers reacting to the musical establishment of the 1920s. But Auric's life and work spanned far beyond this limited sphere. A lifelong involvement in politics - from his leftism during the Popular Front years of the 1930s to his significant role in the French Communist Party's musical resistance of the 1940s - heavily influenced his sound and aesthetic. His advocacy on behalf of his fellow musicians led him into the fight for fair copyright laws, initially in France and then worldwide. And over the course of a seven-decade-long career, Auric took on roles as diverse as music critic, opera director, and arts administrator, revealing a deep involvement in his country's musical life that makes the label of "composer" seem inadequate. The first English-language biography of Auric, Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics rethinks the conventional ideas of what it means to be a composer. Drawing from an astonishing three dozen untapped archives, including the private archives of Auric's widow, author Colin Roust presents a picture of Auric that is as multifaceted as the man's career. Using Auric's life as a lens, Roust reveals the transforming role of music - and the composer - in twentieth-century society.


Representation in Western Music by Joshua S. Walden

Representation in Western Music
  • Title : Representation in Western Music
  • Author : Joshua S. Walden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 110702157X
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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This volume assembles leading scholars to provide a comprehensive study of representation in music from the nineteenth century to today.


Mismatched Women by Jennifer Fleeger

Mismatched Women
  • Title : Mismatched Women
  • Author : Jennifer Fleeger
  • Publisher : OUP Us
  • ISBN Code : 0199936919
  • Pages : 241
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  • Language : English
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"Mismatched Women tells the history of sound machines through singers whose bodies and voices do not match. Jennifer Fleeger explores this phenomenon, moving from the fictional Trilby to the real-life Youtube star Susan Boyle, and demonstrating along the way that singers with voices that do not match their bodies are essential to the success of technologies for preserving and sharing music"--


Inner Sound by Jonathan Weinel

Inner Sound
  • Title : Inner Sound
  • Author : Jonathan Weinel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190671181
  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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In Inner Sound, author Jonathan Weinel traverses the influence of altered states of consciousness on audio-visual media, explaining how our subjective realities may change during states of dream, psychedelic experience, meditation, and trance.


Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia by Julia Simner,Edward M. Hubbard

Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia
  • Title : Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia
  • Author : Julia Simner,Edward M. Hubbard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199603324
  • Pages : 1077
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Synesthesia is a fascinating phenomenon which has captured the imagination of scientists and artists alike. This title brings together a broad body of knowledge about this condition into one definitive state-of-the-art handbook.


Unruly Media by Carol Vernallis

Unruly Media
  • Title : Unruly Media
  • Author : Carol Vernallis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199767009
  • Pages : 354
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  • Language : English
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Unruly Media is the first book to account for the current audiovisual landscape across media and platform. It includes new theoretical models and close readings of current media as well as the oeuvre of popular and influential directors.


Unheard Melodies by Claudia Gorbman,Professor of Film Studies Claudia Gorbman

Unheard Melodies
  • Title : Unheard Melodies
  • Author : Claudia Gorbman,Professor of Film Studies Claudia Gorbman
  • Publisher : Bloomington : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical by Raymond Knapp,Mitchell Morris,Stacy Wolf

The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical
  • Author : Raymond Knapp,Mitchell Morris,Stacy Wolf
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019998736X
  • Pages : 482
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical presents keywords and critical terms that deepen analysis and interpretation of the musical. Taking into account issues of composition, performance, and reception, the book's contributors bring a wide range of practical and theoretical perspectives to bear on their considerations of one of America's most lively, enduring artistic traditions.


Assimilate by S. Alexander Reed

Assimilate
  • Title : Assimilate
  • Author : S. Alexander Reed
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199832609
  • Pages : 361
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  • Language : English
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Noisy, confrontational, and controversial, industrial music first emerged in the mid-1970s around bands and performance groups who combined avant-garde electronic music with the provocative attitude and style of punk rock. In its early days, bands such as Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire produced a genuinely radical form of music bent on recontextualizing the signs and methods of cultural authority in an attempt to liberate listeners from the trappings of modernity. But, as industrial music took on more and more elements of popular music over the course of the 1980s it slowly abandoned its mission. By the mid-1990s, it was seen as simply another style of pop music, and had ironically fallen into the trappings it sought by its very existence to destroy. In Assimilate, S. Alexander Reed provides the first ever critical history of this fascinating and enigmatic genre tracing industrial music's trajectory from Throbbing Gristle's founding of the record label Industrial Music in 1976, to its peak in popularity on the back of the band Nine Inch Nails in the mid-1990s, and through its decline to the present day. Through a series of revealing explorations of works spanning the entirety of industrial music's past, and drawing on extensive interviews with musicians, record label owners, DJs, and concert promoters, Reed paints a thorough historical picture that includes not only the bands, but the structures that supported them, and the scenes they created. In so doing, he reveals an engaging story of an ideological disintegration and its aftermath. The definitive text on the genre, Assimilate is essential reading for fans of industrial music, and scholars and students of popular music alike.


Experiencing Music Video by Carol Vernallis,Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Carol Vernallis

Experiencing Music Video
  • Title : Experiencing Music Video
  • Author : Carol Vernallis,Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Carol Vernallis
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780231117999
  • Pages : 341
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Treats music video as a distinct multimedia artistic genre, different from film, television, and photography and describes how musical and visual codes work together.


The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries by Fabian Holt,Antti-Ville Kärjä

The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries
  • Author : Fabian Holt,Antti-Ville Kärjä
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190603909
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Popular music has come to play a significant role in the political and cultural history of the Nordic countries. Research on the region's culture has largely followed national narratives created by political and economic institutions, even as cultural life in the region--which spans a large area of northern Europe and the North Atlantic--displays more complex geographies and evolving global dynamics. As the first of its kind, The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries offers a series of exemplary studies of music in these transnational dynamics in the specific context of the region's cultures and natural environments, written by the foremost experts in the field. Chapters highlight and challenge music's place in exotic images of the North and in transnational environmentalism, tourism, racism, and media industries. The Handbook illustrates how transnational dynamics evolve and shape musical life and the institutional spheres of policy, education, and research.


An Eye for Music by John Richardson

An Eye for Music
  • Title : An Eye for Music
  • Author : John Richardson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195367367
  • Pages : 323
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In An Eye for Music, John Richardson navigates key areas of current thought - from music theory to film theory to cultural theory - to explore what it means that the experience of music is now cinematic, spatial, and visual as much as it is auditory.


Playing with Sound by Karen Collins

Playing with Sound
  • Title : Playing with Sound
  • Author : Karen Collins
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262018675
  • Pages : 185
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An examination of the player's experience of sound in video games and the many ways that players interact with the sonic elements in games. In Playing with Sound, Karen Collins examines video game sound from the player's perspective. She explores the many ways that players interact with a game's sonic aspects--which include not only music but also sound effects, ambient sound, dialogue, and interface sounds--both within and outside of the game. She investigates the ways that meaning is found, embodied, created, evoked, hacked, remixed, negotiated, and renegotiated by players in the space of interactive sound in games. Drawing on disciplines that range from film studies and philosophy to psychology and computer science, Collins develops a theory of interactive sound experience that distinguishes between interacting with sound and simply listening without interacting. Her conceptual approach combines practice theory (which focuses on productive and consumptive practices around media) and embodied cognition (which holds that our understanding of the world is shaped by our physical interaction with it). Collins investigates the multimodal experience of sound, image, and touch in games; the role of interactive sound in creating an emotional experience through immersion and identification with the game character; the ways in which sound acts as a mediator for a variety of performative activities; and embodied interactions with sound beyond the game, including machinima, chip-tunes, circuit bending, and other practices that use elements from games in sonic performances.


The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis by Lori A. Burns,Stan Hawkins

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis
  • Title : The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis
  • Author : Lori A. Burns,Stan Hawkins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN Code : 9781501342332
  • Pages : 576
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Music videos promote popular artists in cultural forms that circulate widely across social media networks. With the advent of YouTube in 2005 and the proliferation of handheld technologies and social networking sites, the music video has become available to millions worldwide and it continues to serve as a fertile platform for the debate of issues and themes in popular culture. This volume of essays serves as a foundational handbook for the study and interpretation of the popular music video, with the specific aim of examining the industry contexts, cultural concepts, and aesthetic materials that videos rely upon in order to be both intelligible and meaningful. This study develops a deeper understanding of the intersecting and interdisciplinary approaches that are invoked in the analysis of this popular and influential musical form.


Aesthetic Experience by Richard Shusterman,Adele Tomlin

Aesthetic Experience
  • Title : Aesthetic Experience
  • Author : Richard Shusterman,Adele Tomlin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134182872
  • Pages : 198
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this volume, a team of internationally respected contributors theorize the concept of aesthetic experience and its value. Exposing and expanding our restricted cultural and intellectual presuppositions of what constitutes aesthetic experience, the book aims to re-explore and affirm the place of aesthetic experience--in its evaluative, phenomenological and transformational sense--not only in relation to art and artists but to our inner and spiritual lives.


Eyes Wide Shut by Robert P. Kolker,Nathan Abrams

Eyes Wide Shut
  • Title : Eyes Wide Shut
  • Author : Robert P. Kolker,Nathan Abrams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019067802X
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Twenty years since its release, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut remains a complex, visually arresting film about domesticity, sexual disturbance, and dreams. It was on the director's mind for some 50 years before he finally put it into production. Using the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts, London, and interviews with participants in the production, the authors create an archeology of the film that traces the progress of the film from its origins to its completion, reception, and afterlife. The book is also an appreciation of this enigmatic work and its equally enigmatic creator.


Handbook of Arts-Based Research by Patricia Leavy

Handbook of Arts-Based Research
  • Title : Handbook of Arts-Based Research
  • Author : Patricia Leavy
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1462521959
  • Pages : 738
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"The handbook is heavy on methods chapters in different genres. There are chapters on actual methods that include methodological instruction and examples. There is also ample attention given to practical issues including evaluation, writing, ethics and publishing. With respect to writing style, contributors have made their chapters reader-friendly by limiting their use of jargon, providing methodological instruction when appropriate, and offering robust research examples from their own work and/or others"--


The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination by Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard,Mads Walther-Hansen,Martin Knakkergaard

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination
  • Author : Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard,Mads Walther-Hansen,Martin Knakkergaard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190460261
  • Pages : 752
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true for the role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors shift the focus of imagination away from the visual by addressing the topic of sonic imagination and expanding the field beyond musical compositional creativity and performance technique into other aural arenas where the imagination holds similar power. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination in architectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.


The Music and Sound of Experimental Film by Holly Rogers,Jeremy Barham

The Music and Sound of Experimental Film
  • Title : The Music and Sound of Experimental Film
  • Author : Holly Rogers,Jeremy Barham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190469897
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book explores music/sound-image relationships in non-mainstream screen repertoire from the earliest examples of experimental audiovisuality to the most recent forms of expanded and digital technology. It challenges presumptions of visual primacy in experimental cinema and rethinks screen music discourse in light of the aesthetics of non-commercial imperatives. Several themes run through the book, connecting with and significantly enlarging upon current critical discourse surrounding realism and audibility in the fiction film, the role of music in mainstream cinema, and the audiovisual strategies of experimental film. The contributors investigate repertoires and artists from Europe and the USA through the critical lenses of synchronicity and animated sound, interrelations of experimentation in image and sound, audiovisual synchresis and dissonance, experimental soundscape traditions, found-footage film, re-mediation of pre-existent music and sound, popular and queer sound cultures, and a diversity of radical technological, aesthetic, tropes in film media traversing the work of early pioneers such as Walther Ruttmann and Len Lye, through the mid-century innovations of Norman McLaren, Stan Brakhage, Lis Rhodes, Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, and studio collectives in Poland, to latter-day experimentalists John Smith and Bill Morrison, as well as the contemporary practices of Vjing.