The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks, Making Records / Edition 1

The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks, Making Records / Edition 1

by Albin J. Zak
     
 


"Albin Zak's The Poetics of Rock is a brilliant and original study of how studio recordings of rock music have introduced an entirely new dimension of music composition. Bristling with acute insights and interpretations, this book should provide engaging reading for any serious student, scholar, or aficionado of rock, of composition, or of modern musicSee more details below

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"Albin Zak's The Poetics of Rock is a brilliant and original study of how studio recordings of rock music have introduced an entirely new dimension of music composition. Bristling with acute insights and interpretations, this book should provide engaging reading for any serious student, scholar, or aficionado of rock, of composition, or of modern music culture in general."—Peter Manuel, author of Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India

"In The Poetics of Rock, Albin Zak offers an expert guide to how records are made, not only outlining in detail technical practices and procedures in a comprehensible way, but also thoughtfully engaging the myriad of aesthetic and musical issues that recording raises. This masterful study opens up important new areas of concern for rock and is a must-read for all scholars concerned with popular music and criticism."—John Covach, editor of Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520232242
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/20/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Albin J. Zak, III is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Michigan School of Music. He is also a songwriter and recordist, and editor of The Velvet Underground Companion: Four Decades of Commentary (1997).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Writing Records1
2Tracks24
3Sound as Form48
4Places and Tools97
5Tracking and Mixing128
6Engineers and Producers163
7Resonance184
Notes199
Glossary221
Engineer and Producer Credits225
Recordings Cited237
Bibliography241
Index247

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