Beyond Unwanted Sound

Filename: beyond-unwanted-sound.pdf
ISBN: 9781501313325
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Number of pages: 216
Author: Marie Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Beyond Unwanted Sound in PDF and EPUB Noise is so often a 'stench in the ear' Â? an unpleasant disturbance or an unwelcome distraction. But there is much more to noise than what greets the ear as unwanted sound. Beyond Unwanted Sound is about noise and how we talk about it. Weaving together affect theory with cybernetics, media histories, acoustic ecology, geo-politics, sonic art practices and a range of noises, Marie Thompson critiques both the conservative politics of silence and transgressive poetics of noise music, each of which position noise as a negative phenomenon. Beyond Unwanted Sound instead aims to account for a broader spectrum of noise, ranging from the exceptional to the banal; the overwhelming to the inaudible; and the destructive to the generative. What connects these various and variable manifestations of noise is not negativity but affectivity. Building on the Spinozist assertion that to exist is to be affected, Beyond Unwanted Sound asserts that to exist is to be affected by noise.


Beyond Unwanted Sound

Filename: beyond-unwanted-sound.pdf
ISBN: 9781501313332
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Number of pages: 216
Author: Marie Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Beyond Unwanted Sound in PDF and EPUB Noise is so often a 'stench in the ear' Â? an unpleasant disturbance or an unwelcome distraction. But there is much more to noise than what greets the ear as unwanted sound. Beyond Unwanted Sound is about noise and how we talk about it. Weaving together affect theory with cybernetics, media histories, acoustic ecology, geo-politics, sonic art practices and a range of noises, Marie Thompson critiques both the conservative politics of silence and transgressive poetics of noise music, each of which position noise as a negative phenomenon. Beyond Unwanted Sound instead aims to account for a broader spectrum of noise, ranging from the exceptional to the banal; the overwhelming to the inaudible; and the destructive to the generative. What connects these various and variable manifestations of noise is not negativity but affectivity. Building on the Spinozist assertion that to exist is to be affected, Beyond Unwanted Sound asserts that to exist is to be affected by noise.


Beyond Unwanted Sound

Filename: beyond-unwanted-sound.pdf
ISBN: 1501313312
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Number of pages: 208
Author: Marie Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Download and read online Beyond Unwanted Sound in PDF and EPUB Noise is so often a 'stench in the ear' - an unpleasant disturbance. But there is much more to noise than what greets the ear as unwanted sound. Weaving together affect theory with technical descriptions, philosophical accounts, acoustic ecology and a range of noises - from disruptive neighbours to the music of Maria Chavez -Beyond Unwanted Sound critiques both the conservative politics of silence and transgressive poetics of noise, each of which position noise as a negative phenomenon. Instead, through the development of an 'ethico-affective' approach, this book aims to account for a broader spectrum of noise, ranging from the exceptional to the banal; the overwhelming to the inaudible; and the destructive to the generative. What connects these various and variable manifestations of noise is not negativity but affectivity - the capacity to modulate, transform and perturb. Building on the Spinozist assertion that to exist is to be affected, Beyond Unwanted Sound asserts that to exist is to be affected by noise.


Making Noise

Filename: making-noise.pdf
ISBN: 1935408127
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 912
Author: Hillel Schwartz
Publisher: Zone Books (NY)

Download and read online Making Noise in PDF and EPUB Drawing upon such diverse sources as the archives of antinoise activists and radio advertisers, catalogs of fireworks and dental drills, and daybooks of physicists, travel diaries and civil defense pamphlets, Schwartz traces the process by which noise today has become as powerfully metaphorical as the original Babel.


Sound Music Affect

Filename: sound-music-affect.pdf
ISBN: 9781441101761
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Marie Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Sound Music Affect in PDF and EPUB Sound, Music, Affect features brand new essays that bring together the burgeoning developments in sound studies and affect studies. The first section sets out key methodological and theoretical concerns, focussing on the relationships between affective models and sound. The second section deals with particular musical case studies, exploring how reference to affect theory might change or reshape some of the ways we are able to make sense of musical materials. The third section examines the politics and practice of sonic disruption: from the notion of noise as 'prophecy', to the appropriation of 'bad vibes' for pleasurable aesthetic and affective experiences. And the final section engages with some of the ways in which affect can help us understand the politics of chill, relaxation and intimacy as sonic encounters. The result is a rich and multifaceted consideration of sound, music and the affective, from scholars with backgrounds in cultural theory, history, literary studies, media studies, architecture, philosophy and musicology.


The Age of Noise in Britain

Filename: the-age-of-noise-in-britain.pdf
ISBN: 9780252099113
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Number of pages: 264
Author: James G Mansell
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Download and read online The Age of Noise in Britain in PDF and EPUB Sound transformed British life in the "age of noise" between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanized society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilization. The noise was, as James G. Mansell shows, modernity itself, expressed in aural form, with immense implications for the construction of the self. Tracing the ideas, feelings, and representations prompted by life in early twentieth century Britain, Mansell examines how and why sound shaped the self. He works at the crux of cultural and intellectual history, analyzing the meanings that were attached to different types of sound, who created these typologies and why, and how these meanings connected to debates about modernity. From traffic noise to air raids, everyday sounds elicited new ways of thinking about being modern. Each individual negotiated his or her own subjective meanings through hopes or fears for sound. As Mansell considers the different ways Britons heard their world, he reveals why we must take sound into account in our studies of cultural and social history.


Sonic Thinking

Filename: sonic-thinking.pdf
ISBN: 9781501327186
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Number of pages: 344
Author: Bernd Herzogenrath
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Sonic Thinking in PDF and EPUB Sonic Thinking attempts to extend the burgeoning field of media philosophy, which so far is defined by a strong focus on cinema, to the field of sound. The contributors urge readers to re-adjust their ideas of Sound Studies by attempting to think not only about sound [by external criteria, such as (cultural) meaning], but to think with and through sound. Series editor Bernd Herzogenrath's collection serves two interconnected purposes: in developing an alternative philosophy of music that takes music serious as a 'form of thinking'; and in bringing this approach into a fertile symbiosis with the concepts and practices of 'artistic research': art, philosophy, and science as heterogeneous, yet coequal forms of thinking and researching. Including contributions by both established figures and younger scholars working on cutting edge material, and weaving artistic responses and interventions in between the more theoretical texts, Herzogenrath's collection provides a lively introduction to a fresh debate.


Into the Maelstrom Music Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom

Filename: into-the-maelstrom-music-improvisation-and-the-dream-of-freedom.pdf
ISBN: 9781441183705
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Number of pages: 336
Author: David Toop
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Into the Maelstrom Music Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom in PDF and EPUB In this first installment of acclaimed music writer David Toop's interdisciplinary and sweeping overview of free improvisation, Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970 introduces the philosophy and practice of improvisation (both musical and otherwise) within the historical context of the post-World War II era. Neither strictly chronological, or exclusively a history, Into the Maelstrom investigates a wide range of improvisational tendencies: from surrealist automatism to stream-of-consciousness in literature and vocalization; from the free music of Percy Grainger to the free improvising groups emerging out of the early 1960s (Group Ongaku, Nuova Consonanza, MEV, AMM, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble); and from free jazz to the strands of free improvisation that sought to distance itself from jazz. In exploring the diverse ways in which spontaneity became a core value in the early twentieth century as well as free improvisation's connection to both 1960s rock (The Beatles, Cream, Pink Floyd) and the era of post-Cagean indeterminacy in composition, Toop provides a definitive and all-encompassing exploration of free improvisation up to 1970, ending with the late 1960s international developments of free music from Roscoe Mitchell in Chicago, Peter Brötzmann in Berlin and Han Bennink and Misha Mengelberg in Amsterdam.


The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art

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ISBN: 9781317672777
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Number of pages: 502
Author: Marcel Cobussen
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art in PDF and EPUB The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art presents an overview of the issues, methods, and approaches crucial for the study of sound in artistic practice. Thirty-six essays cover a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to studying sounding art from the fields of musicology, cultural studies, sound design, auditory culture, art history, and philosophy. The companion website hosts sound examples and links to further resources. The collection is organized around six main themes: Sounding Art: The notion of sounding art, its relation to sound studies, and its evolution and possibilities. Acoustic Knowledge and Communication: How we approach, study, and analyze sound and the challenges of writing about sound. Listening and Memory: Listening from different perspectives, from the psychology of listening to embodied and technologically mediated listening. Acoustic Spaces, Identities and Communities: How humans arrange their sonic environments, how this relates to sonic identity, how music contributes to our environment, and the ethical and political implications of sound. Sonic Histories: How studying sounding art can contribute methodologically and epistemologically to historiography. Sound Technologies and Media: The impact of sonic technologies on contemporary culture, electroacoustic innovation, and how the way we make and access music has changed. With contributions from leading scholars and cutting-edge researchers, The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art is an essential resource for anyone studying the intersection of sound and art.


The Sonic Color Line

Filename: the-sonic-color-line.pdf
ISBN: 9781479889341
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Number of pages: 352
Author: Jennifer Lynn Stoever
Publisher: NYU Press

Download and read online The Sonic Color Line in PDF and EPUB Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.” At least that is what conventional wisdom has lead us to believe. Yet, The Sonic Color Line argues that American ideologies of white supremacy are just as dependent on what we hear—voices, musical taste, volume—as they are on skin color or hair texture. Reinforcing compelling new ideas about the relationship between race and sound with meticulous historical research, Jennifer Lynn Stoever helps us to better understand how sound and listening not only register the racial politics of our world, but actively produce them. Through analysis of the historical traces of sounds of African American performers, Stoever reveals a host of racialized aural representations operating at the level of the unseen—the sonic color line—and exposes the racialized listening practices she figures as “the listening ear.” Using an innovative multimedia archive spanning 100 years of American history (1845-1945) and several artistic genres—the slave narrative, opera, the novel, so-called “dialect stories,” folk and blues, early sound cinema, and radio drama—The Sonic Color Line explores how black thinkers conceived the cultural politics of listening at work during slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. By amplifying Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, Charles Chesnutt, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Ann Petry, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Lena Horne as agents and theorists of sound, Stoever provides a new perspective on key canonical works in African American literary history. In the process, she radically revises the established historiography of sound studies. The Sonic Color Line sounds out how Americans have created, heard, and resisted “race,” so that we may hear our contemporary world differently.


Environmental Sound Artists

Filename: environmental-sound-artists.pdf
ISBN: 019023461X
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Frederick W. Bianchi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Environmental Sound Artists in PDF and EPUB Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words is an incisive and imaginative look at the international environmental sound art movement, which emerged in the late 1960s. The term environmental sound art is generally applied to the work of sound artists who incorporate processes in which the artist actively engages with the environment. While the field of environmental sound art is diverse and includes a variety of approaches, the art form diverges from traditional contemporary music by the conscious and strategic integration of environmental impulses and natural processes. This book presents a current perspective on the environmental sound art movement through a collection of personal writings by important environmental sound artists. Dismayed by the limitations and gradual breakdown of contemporary compositional strategies, environmental sound artists have sought alternate venues, genres, technologies, and delivery methods for their creative expression. Environmental sound art is especially relevant because it addresses political, social, economic, scientific, and aesthetic issues. As a result, it has attracted the participation of artists internationally. Awareness and concern for the environment has connected and unified artists across the globe and has achieved a solidarity and clarity of purpose that is singularly unique and optimistic. The environmental sound art movement is borderless and thriving.


Experimental Music

Filename: experimental-music.pdf
ISBN: 0521653835
Release Date: 1999-07-29
Number of pages: 196
Author: Michael Nyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Experimental Music in PDF and EPUB Composer Michael Nyman's classic 1974 account of the postwar experimental tradition in music.


Silent Spring

Filename: silent-spring.pdf
ISBN: 0618249060
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 378
Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Silent Spring in PDF and EPUB Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.


Noise Music

Filename: noise-music.pdf
ISBN: 0826417272
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: Paul Hegarty
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Download and read online Noise Music in PDF and EPUB Noise/Music looks at the phenomenon of noise in music, from experimental music of the early 20th century to the Japanese noise music and glitch electronica of today. It situates different musics in their cultural and historical context, and analyses them in terms of cultural aesthetics. Paul Hegarty argues that noise is a judgement about sound, that what was noise can become acceptable as music, and that in many ways the idea of noise is similar to the idea of the avant-garde. While it provides an excellent historical overview, the book's main concern is in the noise music that has emerged since the mid 1970s, whether through industrial music, punk, free jazz, or the purer noise of someone like Merzbow. The book progresses seamlessly from discussions of John Cage, Erik Satie, and Pauline Oliveros through to bands like Throbbing Gristle and the Boredoms. Sharp and erudite, and underpinned throughout by the ideas of thinkers like Adorno and Deleuze, Noise/Music is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the louder side of experimental music.


Orphan Justice

Filename: orphan-justice.pdf
ISBN: 9781433677984
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Number of pages: 207
Author: Johnny Carr
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Download and read online Orphan Justice in PDF and EPUB Looks at the origins of the orphan care and adoption movements in the U.S., and discusses the role of the church and individuals in meeting the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world.