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Audio culture : readings in modern music

Author: Christoph Cox; Daniel Warner
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today, highlighting the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place over the past few decades. The book explores the interconnections among such forms as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concréte, free improvisation, experimental music, avant-rock, dub reggae,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Audio culture.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
(DLC) 2017006553
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Cox; Daniel Warner
ISBN: 9781501318351 1501318357 9781501318368 1501318365
OCLC Number: 972200771
Description: xviii, 646 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Theories. I. Music and its others: noise, sound, silence. Introduction ; Noise and politics / Jacques Attali ; The art of noises : futurist manifesto / Luigi Russolo ; The liberation of sound / Edgard Varèse ; The joys of noise / Henry Cowell ; The future of music : credo / John Cage ; The music of the environment / R. Murray Schafer ; The gender of sound / Anne Carson ; Queer sound / Drew Daniel ; The quiet of blackness : Miles Davis and John Coltrane / Kevin Quashie --
II. Modes of listening. Introduction ; Visual and acoustic space / Marhsall McLuhan ; Acousmatics / Pierre Schaeffer ; Profund listening and environmental sound matter / Francisco López ; Ambient music / Brian Eno ; Auralizing the sonosphere : a vocabulary for inner sound and sounding / Pauline Oliveros ; Perceptual geography : third ear music and structure borne sound / Maryanne Amacher ; Hearing essay / Evelyn Glennie ; The aural walk / Iain Chambers ; Ubiquitous listening / Annahid Kassabian ; Forensic listening / Lawrence Abu Hamdan ; Organizing the silence / Ulta-red --
III. Music in the age of electronic reproduction. Introduction ; The prospects of recording / Glenn Gould ; The studio as compositional tool / Brian Eno ; Bettered by the borrower : the ethics of musical debt / John Oswald ; Plunderphonia / Chris Cutler ; Operating system for the redesign of sonic reality / Kodwo Eshun ; Six file-sharing epiphanies / Kenneth Goldsmith ; Cultivating activist lives in sound / Tara Rodgers --
Practices. IV. The open work. Introduction ; Poetics of the open work / Umberto Eco ; Composition as process : indeterminacy / John Cage ; Every sound you can imagine : on graphic scores / Christoph Cox ; Transformations and developments of a radical aesthetics / Earle Brown ; The game pieces / John Zorn ; Introduction to Catalog of works / Anthony Braxton ; Notes on conduction / Lawrence "Butch" Morris --
V. Experimental musics. Introduction ; Towards (a definition of) experimental music / Michael Nyman ; Introduction to Themes & variations / John Cage ; Generating and organizing variety in the arts / Brian Eno ; Scratch music draft constitution / Cornelius Cardew ; The generation game : experimental music and digital culture / David Toop ; The new discipline / Jennifer Walshe ; Re-invent : experimetnal music in China / Yan Jun --
VI. Improvised musics. Introduction ; Change of the century / Ornette Coleman ; Notes (8 pieces) : creative music / Wadada Leo Smith ; Free improvisation / Derek Bailey ; Little bangs : a nihilist theory of improvisation / Frederic Rzewski ; Improvised music after 1950 : afrological and eurological perspectives / George E. Lewis ; Improvisation : terms and conditions / Vijay Iyer ; Going fragile / Mattin ; 27 questions for a start ... and some answers to begin with / Trio Sowari et al. --
VII. Minimalisms. Introduction ; Thankless attempts at a definition of minimalism / Kyle Gann ; Basic concepts of minimal music / Wim Mertens ; Musical as a gradual process / Steve Reich ; Conversation with Richard Kostelanetz / La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela ; LYssophobia : on Four violines / Tony Conrad ; Rap, minimalism and structures in time in late twentieth-century culture / Susan McClary ; Draw a straight line and follow it : minimalism in contemporary electronic dance music / Philip Sherburne --
VIII. DJ Culture. Introduction ; Production-Reproduction : potentialities of the phonograph / László Moholy-Nagy ; Détournement as negation and prelude / Situationist International ; The invisible generation / William S. Burroughs ; Algorithms : erasures and the art of memory / Paul D. Miller ; Replicant : David Toop ; Post-rock / Simon Reynolds ; A few notes on production and playback / Marina Rosenfeld --
IX. Electronic music and electronica. Introduction ; Introductory remarks to a program of works produced at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center / Jacques Barzun ; Electronic and instrumental music / Karlheinz Stockhausen ; Stockhausen vs the technocrats / Karlheinz Stockhausen et al. ; The mysterious power of the infiniteimal / Elaine Radigue ; The aesthetics of failure : post-digital tendencies in contemporary computer music / Kim Cascone ; Laptop intimacy and platform politics / Holly Herndon.
Responsibility: edited by Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner.

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The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today, highlighting the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place over the past few decades. The book explores the interconnections among such forms as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concréte, free improvisation, experimental music, avant-rock, dub reggae, ambient music, hip hop, and techno via writings by philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers. This revised and expanded edition of Audio Culture contains twenty-five additional essays, including four newly-commissioned pieces. It includes writing by some of the most important musical thinkers of the past half-century, among them John Cage, Brian Eno, Ornette Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, Maryanne Amacher, Glenn Gould, Umberto Eco, Jacques Attali, Simon Reynolds, Eliane Radigue, David Toop, John Zorn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and many others. Each essay has its own short introduction, helping readers place essays within musical, historical, and conceptual contexts. The volume concludes with a glossary, a timeline, and an extensive discography--back cover.

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