Fear Of Music

Autore: David Stubbs
Editore: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846941792
Grandezza: 77,82 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4745

This book examines the parallel histories of modern art and modern music and examines why one is embraced and understood and the other ignored, derided or regarded with bewilderment, as noisy, random nonsense perpetrated by, and listened to by the inexplicably crazed. It draws on interviews and often highly amusing anecdotal evidence in order to find answers to the question: Why do people get Rothko and not Stockhausen?

Talking Heads Fear Of Music

Autore: Jonathan Lethem
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441121005
Grandezza: 72,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2287

It's the summer of 1979. A fifteen-year-old boy listens to WNEW on the radio in his bedroom in Brooklyn. A monotone voice (it's the singer's) announces into dead air in between songs "The Talking Heads have a new album, it's called Fear of Music"; - and everything spins outward from that one moment. Jonathan Lethem treats Fear of Music; (the third album by the Talking Heads, and the first produced by Brian Eno) as a masterpiece - edgy, paranoid, funky, addictive, rhythmic, repetitive, spooky and fun. He scratches obsessively at the album's songs, guitars, rhythms, lyrics, packaging, downtown origins, and legacy, showing how Fear of Music hints at the directions (positive and negative) the band would take in the future. Lethem transports us again to the New York City of another time - tackling one of his great adolescent obsessions and illuminating the ways in which we fall in and out of love with works of art.

Fear Of Music

Autore: Garry Mulholland
ISBN: 9780752868318
Grandezza: 31,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3263

If there had been a music book of the year award in 2002 Garry Mulholland's This is Uncool: The Greatest 500 Singles Since Punk and Disco would have walked away with it. The review coverage was extremely impressive. Virtually unlike any other music journalist in this country Garry Mulholland has that knack of writing about music with such clarity that brings it all back again, and has you searching for some long-lost dusty record. But despite going to great lengths to demonstrate the superiority of the single format over the full length album in This Is Uncool, the next logical step is Fear of Music: the Greatest 261 Albums Since Punk and Disco, which roughly follows the original successful, chronological formula of This Is Uncool but, naturally, focuses on albums rather than singles. Or, in Garry Mulholland's words: 'Entire albums don't slap you in the face when blasted out of a radio in the hairdressers. You have to buy them, listen to them, and form a deeper relationship . . .' The book features plenty of Mulholland's witty, irreverent and insightful criticism, taking in classics from the last thirty years by everyone from Television, David Bowie and The Smiths, through to Eminem, Snoop Doggy Dog, Earth, Wind and Fire and The Prodigy.

How To Write About Music

Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628920467
Grandezza: 61,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4725

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.

Sublime Noise

Autore: Josh Epstein
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421415240
Grandezza: 21,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5197

When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, the crowd rioted in response to the harsh dissonance and jarring rhythms of its score. This was noise, not music. In Sublime Noise, Josh Epstein examines the significance of noise in modernist music and literature. How—and why—did composers and writers incorporate the noises of modern industry, warfare, and big-city life into their work? Epstein argues that, as the creative class engaged with the racket of cityscapes and new media, they reconsidered not just the aesthetic of music but also its cultural effects. Noise, after all, is more than a sonic category: it is a cultural value judgment—a way of abating and categorizing the sounds of a social space or of new music. Pulled into dialogue with modern music’s innovative rhythms, noise signaled the breakdown of art’s autonomy from social life—even the "old favorites" of Beethoven and Wagner took on new cultural meanings when circulated in noisy modern contexts. The use of noise also opened up the closed space of art to the pressures of publicity and technological mediation. Building both on literary cultural studies and work in the "new musicology," Sublime Noise examines the rich material relationship that exists between music and literature. Through close readings of modernist authors, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, E. M. Forster, and Ezra Pound, and composers, including George Antheil, William Walton, Erik Satie, and Benjamin Britten, Epstein offers a radically contemporary account of musical-literary interactions that goes well beyond pure formalism. This book will be of interest to scholars of Anglophone literary modernism and to musicologists interested in how music was given new literary and cultural meaning during that complex interdisciplinary period.

Sounds Of Fear And Wonder

Autore: Janet K. Halfyard
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857727362
Grandezza: 31,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9722

Characters and plot developments, similarly, are enhanced by their musical accompaniment. The different scoring strategies employed in supernatural and horror-based genres, comprising for example True Blood and Supernatural, are considered alongside cult shows set in our reality, such as Dexter, The Sopranos and 24. These discussions are complimented by in-depth case studies of musical approaches in two high-profile series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Hannibal. Written from a musicological standpoint but fully accessible to non-musicologists, the book significantly advances television and music studies.

The American Sacred Songster A Selection Of Music From The Best American Composers Designed For Sunday School Home Use Tonic Sol Fa Edition

Autore: Philip Phillips (Mus. Doc.)
Grandezza: 67,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 460

Absolute Music

Autore: Mark Evan Bonds
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019938472X
Grandezza: 27,28 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 740

What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of "pure" or "absolute" music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical truths. The core of this book focuses on the period between 1850 and 1945. Although the idea of pure music is as old as antiquity, the term "absolute music" is itself relatively recent. It was Richard Wagner who coined the term, in 1846, and he used it as a pejorative in his efforts to expose the limitations of purely instrumental music. For Wagner, music that was "absolute" was isolated, detached from the world, sterile. His contemporary, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, embraced this quality of isolation as a guarantor of purity. Only pure, absolute music, he argued, could realize the highest potential of the art. Bonds reveals how and why perceptions of absolute music changed so radically between the 1850s and 1920s. When it first appeared, "absolute music" was a new term applied to old music, but by the early decades of the twentieth century, it had become-paradoxically--an old term associated with the new music of modernists like Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Bonds argues that the key developments in this shift lay not in discourse about music but rather the visual arts. The growing prestige of abstraction and form in painting at the turn of the twentieth century-line and color, as opposed to object-helped move the idea of purely abstract, absolute music to the cutting edge of musical modernism. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century, Bonds not only provides the first comprehensive history of this pivotal concept but also provokes new thoughts on the essence of music and how essence has been used to explain music's effect. A long awaited book from one of the most respected senior scholars in the field, Absolute Music will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history, theory, and aesthetics of music.

Controversies Of The Music Industry

Autore: Richard D. Barnet
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313310942
Grandezza: 38,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1787

Drawing on such primary sources as court cases and excerpts from speeches, examines twelve ethical controversies related to the music industry, including drug abuse references in music and the influence of violent lyrics on young listeners.

The Mastery Of Music

Autore: Barry Green
Editore: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 076791158X
Grandezza: 43,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8406

The Inner Game of Music, the breakout hit that became a standard primer in the music world, has taught thousands of musicians—professionals and amateurs alike—how to overcome self-consciousness and stage fright and to recapture a youthful, almost effortless capacity to learn. Now, in his follow-up book, The Mastery of Music, Barry Green turns his expert hand to the artistic qualities that make an extraordinary musician. Culling advice from dozens of interviews with legends including Joshua Bell, Dave Brubeck, Jeffrey Kahane, Bobby McFerrin, Christopher Parkening, Doc Severinsen, Frederica von Stade, the Harlem Boys Choir, and the Turtle Island String Quartet, he reveals that it’s not enough to have a cerebral and emotional connection to the notes. Green hows how musical excellence, exhibited by true virtuosos, requires a mastery of ten unique qualities of the soul and the human spirit, such as confidence, passion, discipline, creativity, and relaxed concentration, and he discusses specific ways in which all musicians, composers, and conductors can take their skills to higher levels. He carefully incorporates all instruments and techniques in his rejuvenating discussions, inspiring the stifled student to have fun again and the over-rehearsed performer to rediscover the joy of passionate expression. Essential reading for every musician, The Mastery of Music strikes a beautiful new chord. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Monsters And Angels

Autore: Seymour Bernstein
Editore: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634078378
Grandezza: 20,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2962

This book by internationally known writer, composer, teacher and lecturer Seymour Bernstein expounds upon topics touched on in his bestseller With Your Own Two Hands (HL50482589). Bernstein teaches readers the truth about performing careers, offering insights and advice on both personal and musical issues. In Part 2, he discusses the importance of music education, covering both "monster" and "angel" teachers, managers and critics. Bernstein believes that everyone has a right to develop whatever talent they have, for self-fulfillment and self-development, if not necessarily for a career.

Music And Politics

Autore: John Street
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745636551
Grandezza: 29,45 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6030

It is common to hear talk of how music can inspire crowds, move individuals and mobilise movements. We know too of how governments can live in fear of its effects, censor its sounds and imprison its creators. At the same time, there are other governments that use music for propaganda or for torture. All of these examples speak to the idea of music's political importance. But while we may share these assumptions about music's power, we rarely stop to analyse what it is about organised sound - about notes and rhythms - that has the effects attributed to it. This is the first book to examine systematically music's political power. It shows how music has been at the heart of accounts of political order, at how musicians from Bono to Lily Allen have claimed to speak for peoples and political causes. It looks too at the emergence of music as an object of public policy, whether in the classroom or in the copyright courts, whether as focus of national pride or employment opportunities. The book brings together a vast array of ideas about music's political significance (from Aristotle to Rousseau, from Adorno to Deleuze) and new empirical data to tell a story of the extraordinary potency of music across time and space. At the heart of the book lies the argument that music and politics are inseparably linked, and that each animates the other.

The American Sacred Songster A Selection Of Music Compiled By P Phillips Etc

Autore: Philip Phillips (Mus. Doc.)
Grandezza: 69,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3570


Autore: Robin Maconie
Editore: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810876965
Grandezza: 75,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4255

"Robin Maconie has done a brilliant job of building bridges between the musical experience-composing, performing, or listening-and a host of philosophical, scientific, religious, and literary contexts."-Elliott Schwartz, composer and writer, emeritus professor of music, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine --

The Psychology Of Music Performance Anxiety

Autore: Dianna Kenny
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199586144
Grandezza: 31,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4969

Why are some performers exhilarated and energized about performing in public, while others feel a crushing sense of fear and dread, and experience public performance as an overwhelming challenge that must be endured? These are the questions addressed in this book, the first rigorous exposition of this complex phenomenon.

Devotions From The World Of Music

Autore: Patrick Kavanaugh
Editore: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781433471
Grandezza: 28,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5132

The world of music is filled with special moments that teach us about life. No matter what type of music you like-classical, jazz, gospel, rock, country, etc.-you'll find the stories in this book fascinating and educational. Each of the 364 daily devotionals takes a look at an event or person in music history, then relates the key thought to a basic Christian truth that will help you grow spiritually. Helps readers integrate their faith into their daily routines Has tremendous crossover potential Perfect for music lovers ages 8 and up Reveals fascinating truths about historical musical personalities

The Fear Of Breathing Stories From The Syrian Revolution

Autore: Ruth Sherlock
Editore: Oberon Books
ISBN: 184943543X
Grandezza: 75,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8200

As thousands have been tortured, jailed, maimed or killed by the Syrian regime, The Fear of Breathing is not only a new play based entirely on verbatim reports from inside Syria itself, but is also a hard-hitting evocation of a life or death fight for freedom, experienced from the inside. To uncover these personal stories from the uprising, award-winning journalists Paul Wood and Ruth Sherlock, together with theatre director Zoe Lafferty, travelled into Syria covertly, circumventing the ban on journalists and restrictions on movement for all non-Syrians. They spoke to protesters as well as citizens who love President Bashar al-Assad and are terrified of a future without him.Featuring verbatim scenes, interviews, stories and film footage, The Fear of Breathing is a powerful and profoundly disturbing portrait of a revolution struggling to survive.

After Adorno

Autore: Tia DeNora
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139440943
Grandezza: 67,16 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1817

Theodor W. Adorno placed music at the centre of his critique of modernity and broached some of the most important questions about the role of music in contemporary society. One of his central arguments was that music, through the manner of its composition, affected consciousness and was a means of social management and control. His work was primarily theoretical however, and because these issues were never explored empirically his work has become sidelined in current music sociology. This book argues that music sociology can be greatly enriched by a return to Adorno's concerns, in particular his focus on music as a dynamic medium of social life. Intended as a guide to 'how to do music sociology' this book deals with critical topics too often sidelined such as aesthetic ordering, cognition, the emotions and music as a management device and reworks Adorno's focus through a series of grounded examples.

The Faith Instinct

Autore: Nicholas Wade
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101155677
Grandezza: 79,37 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9350

Noted science writer Nicholas Wade offers for the first time a convincing case based on a broad range of scientific evidence for the evolutionary basis of religion.

The Music Business

Autore: Dick Weissman
Editore: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307788962
Grandezza: 31,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4146

The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music Business Completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry—from an author who’s had careers in music as an artist and professor for more than two decades. This comprehensive volume gives you guidance and information on: • Starting your music career • The ins and outs of recording contracts • Record producing and music engineering • The distribution and sale of records • The Internet and MP3s, and their effects on the music industry • The latest computer programs • Copyright law • Composing music and songwriting • Music education • The international music industry • And much more . . . The Music Business is an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to begin a career in any of the industry’s facets, as well as an invaluable aid to professional and would-be professional musicians alike.