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Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379430-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7943-0
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 18 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374695-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7469-5
... “All Voice; All Ears: From the Figure of Sound to the Practice of Music” is concerned with common assumptions about music and its definition. One major problem with the naming process in general is that the name becomes an index for an experiential phenomenon. Relying on the index, we become...
Published: 15 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384632-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8463-2
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
..., there is a tendency to overemphasize cause (causalism). Acousmatic listening can serve to balance or correct this tendency. On the other hand, causal vagueness can help when the goal is to use sounds to figure forth or render images, objects, and affects. This is particularly true of the use of sound in cinema...
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By Nina Sun Eidsheim
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 18 November 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7469-5
... vocal pedagogy figure of sound reification timbre aesthetics ...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... lead to various distortions in listening. When it comes to analyzing sounds in themselves, there is a tendency to overemphasize cause (causalism). Acousmatic listening can serve to balance or correct this tendency. On the other hand, causal vagueness can help when the goal is to use sounds to figure...
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 01 July 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059417-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5941-7
... and their figuring of various brainstorms mean that the medium becomes the medium of thinking itself. Water appears in multiple filmic sequences, in each case carrying echoes of other waters, bodies or water or memories of water: these are the liquid worlds of Siopis’s films. images and sound cinematic form...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... An alternative sound for the changing downtown scene began to emerge when musicians started to combined the previously discrete sounds of disco and punk. Oxford graduate and CBGB regular Michael Zilkha became a key figure in the development when he launched ZE Records in 1978 with “Disco Clone...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 18 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374695-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7469-5
... form to the figure of sound, and that the acoustic mediation of sound and habituations related to it profoundly influence our experience of self and others. sound design concert hall place audience experimental opera ...
Published: 20 February 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
...List of Figures ...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375142-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7514-2
... At the end of the twentieth century, turntablist-djs reemerged from the shadows of hip-hop culture’s stages. Using turntable technology not just to play music but instead to manipulate sound, the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, a five-member Filipino American dj crew, were central figures...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... tried his hand at graffiti. Fred Brathwaite/Fab 5 Freddy Michael Holman Jean-Michel Basquiat Gray (band) Times Square Show hip hop graffiti Bronx An alternative sound for the changing downtown scene began to emerge when musicians started to combined the previously discrete sounds...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... of sound shifted from irreverent bands to conceptual producer-musician-DJ outfits, Arthur Baker, John Robie, and Afrika Bambaataa consolidated their pivotal position when they teamed up with the Soulsonic Force to record “Looking for the Perfect Beat” and “Renegades of Funk.” The breakthrough of Run-DMC’s...
Series: Sinotheory
Published: 22 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059387-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5938-7
... that contemporary Chinese authors are able to produce. Yan Lianke compares the situation in China to the situation in the former Soviet Union, and wonders why China has not been able to produce dissident writers like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Boris Pasternak, much less figures like Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, or Chekhov...
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By Jean Ma
Published: 13 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375623-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
... Grace Chang was one of the biggest stars of postwar Hong Kong film and popular music, most remembered for her debut role in Mambo Girl, which introduced to Chinese cinema the figure of the singing and dancing teenager. Her performances introduced new, foreign musical styles—such as American rock...
Series: Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture
Published: 05 April 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059264-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9396-1
... Chapter 3 examines the video game Disco Elysium with respect to “Asian adjacency,” the strategic utilization of tangential Asianness to negotiate political futurity. Principally, this essay focuses attention on the game’s deuteragonist, an Asian diasporic man named Kim Kitsuragi, a figure...
Published: 10 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
... cultures”—sciences and humanities—that novelist and theorist alike figure as a merger of realism and romance. The chapter then argues for Eve Sedgwick’s pioneering work on these matters as an alternative perspective, one that conceives of humanistic scholarship in terms closer to Henry James’s view...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... and his co-DJs cultivated a distinctive sound that wasn’t tied to genre. Ruza Blue Afrika Bambaataa Negril the Roxy Bronx Brooklyn Larry Levan invited keyboardist Michael de Benedictus to accompany him during his DJ sets during 1980 and then hired him to play on tracks such as “Heartbeat...
Series: Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture
Published: 05 April 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9396-1
... to “Asian adjacency,” the strategic utilization of tangential Asianness to negotiate political futurity. Principally, this essay focuses attention on the game’s deuteragonist, an Asian diasporic man named Kim Kitsuragi, a figure marked by hypercompetence but aggressively assimilationist in his diasporic...