Noise Water Meat

Noise  Water  Meat
Author : Douglas Kahn
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 466
Release : 2001-08-24
ISBN 10 : 9780262311625
ISBN 13 : 0262311623
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Noise Water Meat Book Description:

An examination of the role of sound in twentieth-century arts. This interdisciplinary history and theory of sound in the arts reads the twentieth century by listening to it—to the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism, recorded sound, noise, silence, the fluid sounds of immersion and dripping, and the meat voices of viruses, screams, and bestial cries. Focusing on Europe in the first half of the century and the United States in the postwar years, Douglas Kahn explores aural activities in literature, music, visual arts, theater, and film. Placing aurality at the center of the history of the arts, he revisits key artistic questions, listening to the sounds that drown out the politics and poetics that generated them. Artists discussed include Antonin Artaud, George Brecht, William Burroughs, John Cage, Sergei Eisenstein, Fluxus, Allan Kaprow, Michael McClure, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock, Luigi Russolo, and Dziga Vertov.

Noise Water Meat

Noise  Water  Meat
Author : Douglas Kahn
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 455
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 9780262611725
ISBN 13 : 0262611724
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Noise Water Meat Book Description:

This text is an interdisciplinary history of sound in the arts, that reads the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism. It explores aural activities in literature, visual arts, theatre and film.

Earth Sound Earth Signal

Earth Sound Earth Signal
Author : Douglas Kahn
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 330
Release : 2013-08-30
ISBN 10 : 9780520257559
ISBN 13 : 0520257553
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Sound Earth Signal Book Description:

Earth Sound Earth Signal is a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts, from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day. Grounded in the Aeolian sphere music that Henry David Thoreau heard blowing in telegraph lines and in the Aelectrosonic sounds of natural radio that Thomas Watson heard in telephone lines, the book moves through the histories of science, media, music, and the arts to the 1960s, when the composer Alvin Lucier worked with the ""natural electromagnetic sounds"" present from ""brainwaves to outer.

Wireless Imagination

Wireless Imagination
Author : Douglas Kahn
Publisher : Mit Press
Total Pages : 452
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 026261104X
ISBN 13 : 9780262611046
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wireless Imagination Book Description:

By gathering both original essays and several newly translated documents into a single volume, editors Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead provide a close audition to some of the most telling and soundful moments in the "deaf century," including the fantastic acoustic scenarios projected through the writings of Raymond Roussel, the "gap music" of Marcel Duchamp, the varied sonic activities of the early Russian avant-garde and of French Surrealism, the language labyrinths constructed by the producers of New German Horspiel, and the cut-up ventriloquism of William S. Burroughs. Approaches in the essays vary from detailed historical reconstructions to more speculative theory, providing a rich chorus of challenges to the culturally entrenched "regime of the visual." Supporting documents include F.T. Marinetti's explosive manifesto on the aesthetics of Futurist radio and the full text of Antonin Artaud's blistering radio performance, To Have Done with the Judgment of God.

Energies in the Arts

Energies in the Arts
Author : Douglas Kahn
Publisher : Mit Press
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 0262039389
ISBN 13 : 9780262039383
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energies in the Arts Book Description:

Investigating the concepts and material realities of energy coursing through the arts: a foundational text.

Source

Source
Author : Larry Austin
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 396
Release : 2011-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9780520947375
ISBN 13 : 0520947371
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Source Book Description:

The journal Source: Music of the Avant-garde was and remains a seminal source for materials on the heyday of experimental music and arts. Conceived in 1966 and published to 1973, it included some of the most important composers and artists of the time: John Cage, Harry Partch, David Tudor, Morton Feldman, Robert Ashley, Pauline Oliveros, Dick Higgins, Nam June Paik, Steve Reich, and many others. A pathbreaking publication, Source documented crucial changes in performance practice and live electronics, computer music, notation and event scores, theater and installations, intermedia and technology, politics and the social roles of composers and performers, and innovations in the sound of music.

The Origins of Music Theory in the Age of Plato

The Origins of Music Theory in the Age of Plato
Author : Sean Alexander Gurd
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2019-12-12
ISBN 10 : 9781350072008
ISBN 13 : 1350072001
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Music Theory in the Age of Plato Book Description:

Listening is a social process. Even apparently trivial acts of listening are expert performances of acquired cognitive and bodily habits. Contemporary scholars acknowledge this fact with the notion that there are “auditory cultures.” In the fourth century BCE, Greek philosophers recognized a similar phenomenon in music, which they treated as a privileged site for the cultural manufacture of sensory capabilities, and proof that in a traditional culture perception could be ordered, regular, and reliable. This approachable and elegantly written book tells the story of how music became a vital topic for understanding the senses and their role in the creation of knowledge. Focussing in particular on discussions of music and sensation in Plato and Aristoxenus, Sean Gurd explores a crucial early chapter in the history of hearing and gently raises critical questions about how aesthetic traditionalism and sensory certainty can be joined together in a mutually reinforcing symbiosis.

Sonic Bodies

Sonic Bodies
Author : Julian Henriques
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 392
Release : 2011-09-08
ISBN 10 : 9781441149343
ISBN 13 : 1441149341
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sonic Bodies Book Description:

The reggae sound system has exerted a major influence on music and popular culture. Out on the streets of inner city Kingston, Jamaica, every night, sound systems stage dancehall sessions for the crowd to share the immediate, intensive and immersive visceral pleasures of sonic dominance. Sonic Bodies concentrates on the skilled performance of the crewmembers responsible for this signature sound of Jamaican music: the audio engineers designing, building and fine-tuning the hugely powerful "sets" of equipment; the selectors choosing the music tracks to play; and MCs(DJs) on the mic hyping up the crowd. Julian Henriques proposes that these dancehall "vibes" are taken literally as the periodic motion of vibrations. He offers an analysis of how a sound system operates - at auditory, corporeal and sociocultural frequencies. Sonic Bodies formulates a fascinating critique of visual dominance and the dualities inherent in ideas of image, text or discourse. This innovative book questions the assumptions that reason resides only in a disembodied mind, that communication is an exchange of information, and that meaning is only ever representation.

Seer

Seer
Author : Larry Austin
Publisher :
Total Pages : 277
Release : 2016-03-18
ISBN 10 : 1478771909
ISBN 13 : 9781478771906
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seer Book Description:

" In 2028, a manmade nano-virus, crafted to meld plastic and steel, is used to create a material that is light, yet incredibly strong. While this new material revolutionizes thousands of products in everyday use, it also results in a new and deadly illness. Thirty-six year old Michael Macalister, the doctor heading up the government project to find a cure for the disease, comes to realize the impossibility of the task. His projections show that eighty percent of the world's population will die from it. As one civilization collapses, he and a band of colleagues seek to start a new one based in a colony in western Massachusetts, learning to survive and defend themselves. When two rogue members split off and return with a well-armed mob seeking to seize control, Macalister, hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, must find a way to ensure the survival of the colony."--Back cover

Strange Sounds

Strange Sounds
Author : Timothy D Taylor
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2014-01-02
ISBN 10 : 9781135206529
ISBN 13 : 113520652X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Sounds Book Description:

In Strange Sounds, Timothy D. Taylor explains the wonder and anxiety provoked by a technological revolution that began in the 1940s and gathers steam daily. Taylor discusses the ultural role of technology, its use in making music, and the inevitable concerns about "authenticity" that arise from electronic music. Informative and highly entertaining for both music fans and scholars, Strange Sounds is a provocative look at how we perform, listen to, and understand music today.