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Audio Culture
     

Audio Culture

by Christoph Cox (Editor), Daniel Warner
 
The new audio culture identified here includes musicians, composers, sound artists, scholars, and listeners attentive to sonic substance; the act of listening; and the creative possibilities of sound recording, playback, and transmission. The 57 readings compiled trace the genealogies of contemporary musical practices and theoretical concerns, highlighting links

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The new audio culture identified here includes musicians, composers, sound artists, scholars, and listeners attentive to sonic substance; the act of listening; and the creative possibilities of sound recording, playback, and transmission. The 57 readings compiled trace the genealogies of contemporary musical practices and theoretical concerns, highlighting links between recent musical forms and earlier moments of audio experimentation. By composers, improvisers, producers, theorists, and critics, they cover music and its others, modes of listening, music in the age of electronic reproduction, the open work, experimental musics, improvised musics, minimalisms, disk-jockey culture, and electronic music and electronica. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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A philosophy and a music professor, respectively, Cox and Warner (both Hampshire Coll.) oversee this collection of 57 brief essays on contemporary music and aesthetics. The contributors include composers from the worlds of avant-garde classical music, pop, and jazz e.g., John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Pauline Oliveros as well as cultural historians like Marshall MacLuhan and Jacques Barzun and literary experimentalists such as William S. Burroughs. The quality of the essays varies considerably: some are thoughtful and contain illuminating ideas, while others tend toward didacticism and dense, jargon-laden prose. Students of contemporary music will find this compendium useful. Recommended for academic libraries to complement books like Mark Prendergast's The Ambient Century. Larry Lipkis, Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780826416148
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.34(d)

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