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Material culture and electronic sound

Author: Frode Weium; Tim Boon
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Artefacts series, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This eighth volume of the Artefacts series explores how material culture has affected music and sound. Presented are a collection of essays exploring technological innovations and their effects on musical culture. Contributors include composers, performers, musicologists, and scientists, providing diverse insights into the nature of music. With a foreword by British producer Brian Eno, Material Culture and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frode Weium; Tim Boon
ISBN: 1944466088 9781944466084 9781935623106 1935623109
OCLC Number: 952547071
Description: xvii, 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Series preface / Martin Collins --
Foreword / Brian Eno --
Introduction --
Bellowphones and blowed strings : the auxeto-instruments of Horace Short and Chales Algernon Parsons / Aleksander Kolkowski and Alison Rabinovici --
Artifacts in performance / Katy Price --
Technology and authenticity : the reception of the Hammond organ in Norway / Frode Weium --
Mimics, menaces, or new musical horizons? Musicians' attitudes toward the first commercial drum machines and samplers / Sarah Angliss --
The magentic tape recorder : recording aesthetics in the new era of schizophonia / Ragnhild Brøvig-Hanssen --
Stockhausen meets King Tubby's : the transformation of the stepped filter into a musical instrument / Sean Williams --
The oramics machine and the origins of British electronic and computer music / Mick Grierson and Tim Boon --
Musical instruments and user interfaces in two centuries / Tellef Kvifte --
Austrian pioneers of electronic musical instruments / Peter Donhauser --
New and rediscovered musical instruments rediscovered / David Toop.
Series Title: Artefacts series, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Frode Weium and Tim Boon.


Music as we know it today owes much to the electronic revolution of technology. In this collection of essays featuring a foreword by renown British producer Brian Eno, Material Culture and Electronic  Read more...


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