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Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature

Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature

1st Edition

Aaron S. Allen, Kevin Dawe
June 30, 2017

AWARD WINNER OF THE 2018 SOCIETY OF ETHNOMUSICLOGY ELLEN KOSKOFF PRIZE This volume is the first sustained examination of the complex perspectives that comprise ecomusicology—the study of the intersections of music/sound, culture/society, and nature/environment. Twenty-two authors provide a range of...

Liveness in Modern Music: Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance

Liveness in Modern Music: Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance

1st Edition

Paul Sanden
May 24, 2017

This study investigates the idea and practice of liveness in modern music. Understanding what makes music live in an ever-changing musical and technological terrain is one of the more complex and timely challenges facing scholars of current music, where liveness is typically understood to represent...

Vocal Music and Contemporary Identities: Unlimited Voices in East Asia and the West

Vocal Music and Contemporary Identities: Unlimited Voices in East Asia and the West

1st Edition

Christian Utz, Frederick Lau
May 24, 2017

Looking at musical globalization and vocal music, this collection of essays studies the complex relationship between the human voice and cultural identity in 20th- and 21st-century music in both East Asian and Western music. The authors approach musical meaning in specific case studies against the...

Masculinity in Opera

Masculinity in Opera

1st Edition

Philip Purvis
February 07, 2017

This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological studies since the late 1980s, and masculinity has...

Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film: Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction

Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film: Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction

1st Edition

Ben Winters
December 20, 2016

This book examines the relationship between narrative film and reality, as seen through the lens of on-screen classical concert performance. By investigating these scenes, wherein the performance of music is foregrounded in the narrative, Winters uncovers how concert performance reflexively...

Opera in a Multicultural World: Coloniality, Culture, Performance

Opera in a Multicultural World: Coloniality, Culture, Performance

1st Edition

Mary Ingraham, Joseph So, Roy Moodley
July 08, 2015

Through historical and contemporary examples, this book critically explores the relevance and expressions of multicultural representation in western European operatic genres in the modern world. It reveals their approaches to reflecting identity, transmitting meaning, and inspiring creation, as...

The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist

The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist

1st Edition

Kevin Lewis, Gustavo Aguilar
June 09, 2014

More than eighty years have passed since Edgard Varèse’s catalytic work for percussion ensemble, Ionisation, was heard in its New York premiere. A flurry of pieces for this new medium dawned soon after, challenging the established truths and preferences of the European musical tradition while...

Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy: Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry

Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy: Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry

1st Edition

Tim J. Anderson
January 13, 2014

In the late 1990s, the MP3 became the de facto standard for digital audio files and the networked computer began to claim a significant place in the lives of more and more listeners. The dovetailing of these two circumstances is the basis of a new mode of musical production and distribution where...

Music in Films on the Middle Ages: Authenticity vs. Fantasy

Music in Films on the Middle Ages: Authenticity vs. Fantasy

1st Edition

John Haines
November 13, 2013

This book explores the role of music in the some five hundred feature-length films on the Middle Ages produced between the late 1890s and the present day. Haines focuses on the tension in these films between the surviving evidence for medieval music and the idiomatic tradition of cinematic music....

Bodily Expression in Electronic Music: Perspectives on Reclaiming Performativity

Bodily Expression in Electronic Music: Perspectives on Reclaiming Performativity

1st Edition

Deniz Peters, Gerhard Eckel, Andreas Dorschel
November 08, 2013

In this book, scholars and artists explore the relation between electronic music and bodily expression from perspectives including aesthetics, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, dance and interactive performance arts, sociology, computer music and sonic arts, and music theory, transgressing...

Music, Science, and the Rhythmic Brain: Cultural and Clinical Implications

Music, Science, and the Rhythmic Brain: Cultural and Clinical Implications

1st Edition

Jonathan Berger, Gabe Turow
July 08, 2013

This book studies the effects of repetitive musical rhythm on the brain and nervous system, and in doing so integrates diverse fields including ethnomusicology, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, religious studies, music therapy, and human health. It presents aspects of musical rhythm and...

Musical Performance and the Changing City: Post-industrial Contexts in Europe and the United States

Musical Performance and the Changing City: Post-industrial Contexts in Europe and the United States

1st Edition

Fabian Holt, Carsten Wergin
March 04, 2013

A contribution to the field of urban music studies, this book presents new interdisciplinary approaches to the study of music in urban social life. It takes musical performance as its key focus, exploring how and why different kinds of performance are evolving in contemporary cities in the...

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