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Audio culture : readings in modern music

Author: Christoph Cox; Daniel Warner
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
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Audio culture.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
(DLC) 2017006553
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Cox; Daniel Warner
ISBN: 9781501318368 1501318365
OCLC Number: 1023107403
Description: 646 pages
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part One: Theories. I. Music and Its Others: Noise, Sound, Silence, Introduction --
Jacques Attali: Noise and Politics --
Luigi Russolo: The Art of Noises: Futurist Manifesto --
Edgard Varese: The Liberation of Sound --
Henry Cowell: The Joys of Noise --
John Cage: The Future of Music: Credo --
R. Murray Schafer: The Music of the Environment --
Anne Carson: The Gender of Sound --
Drew Daniel: Queer Sound --
Kevin Quashie: The Quiet of Blackness: Miles Davis and John Coltrane --
II. Modes of Listening. Introduction --
Marshall McLuhan: Visual and Acoustic Space --
Pierre Schaeffer: Acousmatics --
Francisco Lopez: Profound Listening and Environmental Sound Matter --
Brian Eno: Ambient Music --
Pauline Oliveros: Auralizing the Sonosphere --
Maryanne Amacher: Perceptual Geography: Third Ear Music and Structure Borne Sound --
Evelyn Glennie: Hearing Essay --
Iain Chambers: The Aural Walk --
Annahid Kassabian: Ubiquitous Listening --
Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Forensic Listening --
Ultra-red: Organizing the Silence --
III. Music in the Age of Electronic Reproduction. Introduction --
Glenn Gould: The Prospects of Recording --
Brian Eno: The Studio as Compositional Tool --
John Oswald: Bettered by the Borrower: The Ethics of Musical Debt --
Chris Cutler: Plunderphonia --
Kodwo Eshun: Operating System for the Redesign of Sonic Reality --
Kenneth Goldsmith: Six File-Sharing Epiphanies --
Tara Rodgers: Cultivating Activist Lives in Sound"Part Two: Practices --
IV. The Open Work. Introduction --
Umberto Eco: Poetics of the Open Work --
John Cage: Composition as Process: Indeterminacy --
Christoph Cox: Every Sound You Can Imagine: On Graphic Scores --
Earle Brown: Transformations and Developments of a Radical Aesthetic --
John Zorn: The Game Pieces --
Anthony Braxton: Introduction to Catalog of Works --
Lawrence "Butch" Morris: Notes on Conduction --
V. Experimental Musics. Introduction --
Michael Nyman: Towards (a Definition of) Experimental Music --
John Cage: Introduction to Themes & Variations --
Brian Eno: Generating and Organizing Variety in the Arts --
Cornelius Cardew, Scratch Music Draft Constitution --
David Toop: The Generation Game: Experimental Music and Digital Culture --
Jennifer Walshe on "The New Discipline --
Yan Jun: Re-Invent: Experimental Music in China --
VI. Improvised Musics. Introduction --
Ornette Coleman: Change of the Century --
Wadada Leo Smith: Notes (8 Pieces): Creative Music --
Derek Bailey: Free Improvisation --
Frederic Rzewski: Little Bangs: A Nihilist Theory of Improvisation --
George E. Lewis: Improvised Music After 1950: Afrological and Eurological Perspectives --
Vijay Iyer: Improvisation: Terms and Conditions --
Mattin: Going Fragile --
Trio Sowari et al.: 27 Questions For a Start ... And Some Answers to Begin With --
VII. MinimalismsIntroduction --
Kyle Gann: Thankless Attempts at a Definition of Minimalism --
Wim Mertens: Basic Concepts of Minimal Music --
Steve Reich: Music as a Gradual Process --
La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela: Conversation with Richard Kostelanetz --
Tony Conrad: LYssophobia: On Four Violins --
Susan McClary: Rap, Minimalism and Structures of Time in Late Twentieth-Century Culture --
Philip Sherburne: Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: Minimalism in Contemporary Electronic Dance Music --
VIII. DJ Culture. Introduction --
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Production-Reproduction: Potentialities of the Phonograph --
Situationist International: Detournement as Negation and Prelude --
William S. Burroughs: The Invisible Generation --
Paul D. Miller: Algorithms: Erasures and the Art of Memory --
David Toop: Replicant: On Dub --
Simon Reynolds: Post-Rock --
Marina Rosenfeld: A Few Notes on Production and Playback --
IX. Electronic Music and Electronica. Introduction --
Jacques Barzun: Introductory Remarks to a Program of Works Produced at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center --
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Electronic and Instrumental Music --
Karlheinz Stockhausen et al.: Stockhausen vs. the Technocrats --
Eliane Radigue: The Mysterious Power of the Infinitesimal --
Kim Cascone: The Aesthetics of Failure: `Post-Digital' Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music --
Holly Herndon: Laptop Intimacy and Platform Politics --
Bibliography --
Chronology --
Discography --
Glossary --
Index of Quotations --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner.

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