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.

Musica Getutscht

Author: Sebastian Virdung
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521308304
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This early German 'do-it-yourself' manual tells us about music-making in the years just before the Reformation.

Treatise On The True Art Of Making Musical Instruments

Author: Keith Hill
Editor:
ISBN: 9781791889616
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Most books on instrument making dedicate all of one or two pages about matters relating to sound. This treatise focuses, above all else, on how to think about sound just as the most famous musical instrument makers did during the "golden age of sound" between 1450 and 1840. You will be introduced to the hidden knowledge--13 acoustical principles--of what to do to enhance sound while making a musical instrument. These principles can be applied to any type of musical instrument in order to build sounds of extraordinary beauty.

The Musica Instrumentalis Deudsch Of Martin Agricola

Author: Martin Agricola
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521366403
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Musica instrumentalis deudsch (1529) was intended as a textbook in musical performance. A completely revised edition appeared in 1545. Highly illustrated, these books give practical instruction on a number of musical instruments and as such they are valuable sources of information about the study and performance of music in Germany in the early sixteenth century.

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.

A Treatise On The Use Of Organs And Other Instruments Of Music In The Worship Of God Etc

Author: James BEGG (the Elder.)
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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.

A Familiar Treatise On The Fine Arts Painting Sculpture And Music

Author: Josiah Holbrook
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In Search Of A Concrete Music

Author: Pierre Schaeffer
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520265734
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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.

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.