Treatise On Musical Objects

Author: Pierre Schaeffer
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520967461
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The Treatise on Musical Objects is regarded as Pierre Schaeffer’s most important work on music and its relationship with technology. Schaeffer expands his earlier research in musique concrète to suggest a methodology of working with sounds based on his experiences in radio broadcasting and the recording studio. Drawing on acoustics, physics, and physiology, but also on philosophy and the relationship between subject and object, Schaeffer’s essay summarizes his theoretical and practical work in music composition. Translators Christine North and John Dack present an important book in the history of ideas in Europe that will resonate far beyond electroacoustic music.

From Music To Sound

Author: Makis Solomos
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429575017
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From Music to Sound is an examination of the six musical histories whose convergence produces the emergence of sound, offering a plural, original history of new music and showing how music had begun a change of paradigm, moving from a culture centred on the note to a culture of sound. Each chapter follows a chronological progression and is illustrated with numerous musical examples. The chapters are composed of six parallel histories: timbre, which became a central category for musical composition; noise and the exploration of its musical potential; listening, the awareness of which opens to the generality of sound; deeper and deeper immersion in sound; the substitution of composing the sound for composing with sounds; and space, which is progressively viewed as composable. The book proposes a global overview, one of the first of its kind, since its ambition is to systematically delimit the emergence of sound. Both well-known and lesser-known works and composers are analysed in detail; from Debussy to contemporary music in the early twenty-first century; from rock to electronica; from the sound objects of the earliest musique concrète to current electroacoustic music; from the Poème électronique of Le Corbusier-Varèse-Xenakis to the most recent inter-arts attempts. Covering theory, analysis and aesthetics, From Music to Sound will be of great interest to scholars, professionals and students of Music, Musicology, Sound Studies and Sonic Arts. Supporting musical examples can be accessed via the online Routledge Music Research Portal.

Electronic Music

Author: Nicholas Collins
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010934
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This accessible Introduction explores both mainstream and experimental electronic music and includes many suggestions for further reading and listening.

Audio Culture

Author: Christoph Cox
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826416155
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Contributions : Brian Eno, John Cage, Jacques Attali, Umberto Eco, Christian Marclay, Simon Reynolds, Pierre Schaeffer, Marshall MCLuhan, Derek Bailey, Pauline Oliveros, Tony Conrad, David Toop... etc.

Music And Sonic Art

Author: Mine Doğantan-Dack
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527524744
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This volume brings together practitioners and theorists of music and sonic art. Contributions explore a wide range of historical, artistic, pedagogical and critical issues from multiple perspectives, emphasizing the continuities and links along a broad spectrum of hearing and listening practices and art-making that use sound.

In Search Of A Concrete Music

Author: Pierre Schaeffer
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520265742
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Pierre Schaeffer’s In Search of a Concrete Music (À la recherche d’une musique concrète) has long been considered a classic text in electroacoustic music and sound recording. Now Schaeffer’s pioneering work—at once a journal of his experiments in sound composition and a treatise on the raison d’être of “concrete music”—is available for the first time in English translation. Schaeffer’s theories have had a profound influence on composers working with technology. However, they extend beyond the confines of the studio and are applicable to many areas of contemporary musical thought, such as defining an ‘instrument’ and classifying sounds. Schaeffer has also become increasingly relevant to DJs and hip-hop producers as well as sound-based media artists. This unique book is essential for anyone interested in contemporary musicology or media history.

A Treatise On The Law Of Copyright In Books Dramatic And Musical Compositions Letters And Other Manuscripts Engravings And Sculpture

Author: George Ticknor Curtis
Editor: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584775653
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Curtis, George Ticknor. A Treatise on the Law of Copyright in Books, Dramatic and Musical Compositions, Letters and Other Manuscripts, Engravings and Sculpture, as Enacted and Administered in England and America with some Notices of the History of Literary Property. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847. xi, 450 pp. Reprint available December 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-565-3. Cloth. $125. * Reprint of the first edition of the first comprehensive study of copyright law. A comprehensive and scholarly treatise that considers the history and theory of the subject, it summarizes all of the English and American statute enacted since the Act of Queen Anne of 1709-10, the first formal recognition of a law of literary property separate from the law of censorship. Curtis [1812-1894], an eminent patent attorney, was renowned for his intellect and literary skill. He is also the author of the important Constitutional History of the United States, which is available as a Lawbook Exchange reprint.

Alfred Day S Treatise On Harmony

Author: Alfred Day
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108038603
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Alfred Day's controversial work, presenting the case for strict and free harmony, in its second edition of 1885.