The Producer as Composer

Author: Virgil Moorefield
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262514052
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"In the 1960s, rock and pop music recording questioned the convention that recordings should recreate the illusion of a concert hall setting. The Wall of Sound that Phil Spector built behind various artists and the intricate electicism of George Martin's recordings of the Beatles did not resemble live performances--in the Albert Hall or elsewhere--but instead created a new sonic world. The role of the record producer, writes [the author in this book]...was evolving from that of organizer to auteur. Moorefield, a musician and producer himself, traces this evolution with detailed discussions of works by producers and producer-musicians including Spector and Martin, Brian Eno, Bill Laswell, Trent Reznor, Quincy Jones, and the Chemical Brothers. Underlying the transformation, Moorefield writes, is technological development: new techniques--tape editing, overdubbing, compression--and, in the last ten years, inexpensive digital recording equipment that allows artists to become their own producers.... [This book] tries to unravel the mystery of good pop: why does it sound the way it does?"--From publisher description.

Kultsounds

Author: Immanuel Brockhaus
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839438918
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Einzelsounds prägen die Geschichte der Popmusik. Der Clap Sound, der Synthesizer-Bass, der Klang eines DX 7 E-Pianos oder Auto-Tune sind genuine Popsounds und stehen in hohem Maße für die Identifizierung von Stilen. Immanuel Brockhaus analysiert erstmals umfassend prägende Einzelsounds in ihrem Entstehungs- und Entwicklungskontext und liefert damit Einblicke in Technologie, Anwendungspraxis und Ästhetik von Kultsounds sowie den damit verbundenen Netzwerken. Interviews mit Roger Linn, Boris Blank, And.Ypsilon und vielen anderen bekannten Akteuren ergänzen die Studie und verdeutlichen die Popularität und Komplexität von Sounds und Soundeffekten.

Popular Music Fandom

Author: Mark Duffett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134467699
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This book explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom. The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular music studies and begin a dialogue with the wider field of media fan research, raising questions about how popular music fandom can be understood as a cultural phenomenon and how much it has changed in light of recent developments. Exploring the topic in this way broaches questions on how to define, theorize, and empirically research popular music fan culture, and how music fandom relates to other roles, practices, and forms of social identity. Fandom itself has been brought center stage by the rise of the internet and an industrial structure aiming to incorporate, systematize, and legitimate dimensions of it as an emotionally-engaged form of consumerism. Once perceived as the pariah practice of an overly attached audience, media fandom has become a standardized industrial subject-position called upon to sell box sets, concert tickets, new television series, and special editions. Meanwhile, recent scholarship has escaped the legacy of interpretations that framed fans as passive, pathological, or defiantly empowered, taking its object seriously as a complex formation of identities, roles, and practices. While popular music studies has examined some forms of identity and audience practice, such as the way that people use music in daily life and listener participation in subcultures, scenes and, tribes, this volume is the first to examine music fans as a specific object of study.

The Oxford Handbook of Country Music

Author: Travis D. Stimeling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190683856
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Now in its sixth decade, country music studies is a thriving field of inquiry involving scholars working in the fields of American history, folklore, sociology, anthropology, musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, and geography, among many others. Covering issues of historiography and practice as well as the ways in which the genre interacts with media and social concerns such as class, gender, and sexuality, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music interrogates prevailing narratives, explores significant lacunae in the current literature, and provides guidance for future research. More than simply treating issues that have emerged within this subfield, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music works to connect to broader discourses within the various fields that inform country music studies in an effort to strengthen the area's interdisciplinarity. Drawing upon the expertise of leading and emerging scholars, this Handbook presents an introduction into the historiographical narratives and methodological issues that have emerged in country music studies' first half-century.

Activating Diverse Musical Creativities

Author: Pamela Burnard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472589130
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Activating Diverse Musical Creativities analyses the ways in which music programmes in higher education can activate and foster diverse musical creativities. It also demonstrates the relationship between musical creativities and entrepreneurship in higher education teaching and learning. These issues are of vital significance to contemporary educational practice and training in both university and conservatoire contexts, particularly when considered alongside the growing importance of entrepreneurship, defined here as a type of creativity, for successful musicians working in the 21st century creative and cultural industries. International contributors address a broad spectrum of musical creativities in higher education, such as improvisational creativity, empathic creativity and leadership creativity, demonstrating the transformative possibilities of embedding these within higher music education teaching and learning. The chapters explore the active practice of musical creativities in teaching and learning and recognize their mutual dependency. The contributors consider philosophical and practical concerns in their work on teaching for creativity in higher music education and focus on practices using imaginative approaches in order to make learning more interesting, effective and relevant.

Understanding Popular Music Culture

Author: Roy Shuker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415419062
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"This extensively revised new edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music and examines the difficulties and debates which surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music." -back cover.

Bj rk

Author: Nicola Dibben
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
ISBN:
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Provides an account of Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork's work. This book presents an analysis of audio and video tracks, live performances and recorded sound, looked at through the interviews, videos, critical reception, and fanzines that surround the music. It focuses on her solo career from Debut onwards.

The Beatles Abbey Road Medley

Author: Thomas MacFarlane
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780810860193
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This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music composition, drawing conclusions about musical form and practice in the recording process of the 1970s and beyond.