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Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... Through a close reading of the film Testament (1988), about a woman who makes a journey of return to Ghana after years of political exile, this chapter investigates montage strategies that are distinctive to the poetic handling of archival materials in the Black Audio Film Collective oeuvre...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... This chapter explores improvisation as a methodology for the creation of community-engaged, site-specific sound art projects. It presents a case study of the international new media audio art project Community Sound [e]Scapes to investigate how improvisation can be used as an artistic and social...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... . Audio-videogenic effects include those of rendering (creating sensations of energy, texture, etc.), of scenography or the construction of imaginary space, and of temporal phrasing (suspense, anticipation, relaxation, etc.). While sound and image are often synchronized in cinema, audiovisual dissonance...
Published: 14 May 2014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7670-5
Published: 05 September 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390206-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9020-6
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
.... As it turns out, the basement of the lha in Brooklyn is overrun with audio- tapes, among many other collections. A full wall of bookshelves is lined top to bottom with acid- free boxes, each of which contains about twenty tapes, mostly consumer- grade compact cassettes manufactured in the 1980s. The very...
Series: Dissident acts
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008897-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0889-7
... center. An audio tour was available in several languages. It felt impor tant to go back this time without a survivor, to try to understand how pres- ence and voice affected my understanding of the space. As before, no taxi driver knew anything about the place and fi nally, one simply dropped me off...
Series: Dissident acts
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012696-163
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1269-6
... representation cannot explain, and that the state cannot capture. Susler s hands continue flipping through images and suddenly the audio cuts out completely. This is an editorial action, one that repeats across Santiago Mu- ñoz s cinema. The action deprives viewers of a diegetic sense of sound for several...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-156
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... applied similar methods, sketching a general history of compression for the format in the sense of cds or Blu- ray as a format, not sitcoms or country music. A characteris- tic sentence explained, Perceptual coding was part of a larger shift in thinking about sound media, from considering audio...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373155-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7315-5
... Track three is concerned with the comparison between different audio formats. Enumerating the specific pros and cons of the various means of playback—magnetic tape, vinyl, CD, MP3, streaming—the author professes a flexible sense of affinity, depending on what the music and playback circumstance...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373155-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7315-5
... Track three is concerned with the comparison between different audio formats. Enumerating the specific pros and cons of the various means of playback—magnetic tape, vinyl, CD, MP3, streaming—the author professes a flexible sense of affinity, depending on what the music and playback circumstance...
Published: 02 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375159-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7515-9
... The chapter defines and explores the concepts of the possible, the potential, and the virtual through the writings of Giorgio Agamben and Gilles Deleuze. It puts these ideas into conversation with an audio medium that is both old and radically new: the people’s microphone, employed by the Occupy...
Book Chapter

By Robin James
Published: 02 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007371-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0737-1
... of Normal. Boston: Beacon, 2012. Halford, Susan, and Mike Savage. Speaking Sociologically with Big Data: Sym- phonic Social Science and the Future for Big Data Research. Sociology 51, no. 6 (2017): 1132 48. Hardesty, Larry. Extracting Audio from Visual Information. mit News, August 4, 2014...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... olfactory, audio, and even taste architectures of retailers and hotel-casinos as well as the politics of touching in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The chapter presents these often overlooked impulses as powerful and active vectors of the commercial environment. By exploring examples of each individual mode...
Published: 29 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7442-8
... Australia, introducing the different audio technologies and media institutions with which the book’s subsequent chapters are preoccupied. The prologue also describes the central place of radio in northern Australia and the ways it draws together popular music and forms of Indigenous broadcast address. ...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374428-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7442-8
... The book’s conclusion situates audio media in the context of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (the NTER), colloquially termed “the Intervention”). It foregrounds the politicized and contested character of multiple domains of Indigenous Australian life. The chapter’s ethnographic...
Book Chapter

By Daniel Fisher
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374428-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7442-8
... production. This locally acute voice consciousness is shaped by three imperatives of Aboriginal audio media production—that it give voice, link people up, and sound black. The chapter introduces and discusses these imperatives and their imbrication with enduring forms of Aboriginal cosmology, Australian...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... ourselves speak—with or without recording devices—and which involves the production of audio-phonatory loops. Ergo-audition can further be broken down into different categories: cases where sound is isomorphic with the action of producing the sound; those where isomorphism is subtle or staggered; and cases...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... and the Edison phonograph’s capture of audio waveforms for “reproduction” as actual sound in the 1870s. The creative practices implicated in these technologies have further expanded the scope of phonography beyond the documentation of original sounds to include techniques such as speed-shifting, reversing...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... Susan Meiselas spent four summers working on Carnival Strippers (1973–78), photographing the performers at work and in their private lives, along with their boyfriends, managers, and customers. Over these months and years, Meiselas got to know her subjects and included their voices (audio...