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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389224-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8922-4
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392835-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9283-5
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter explores the characterization of certain types or instances of sound as noise and in particular the distinction within the musical domain between supposedly inherently musical sounds and noisy ones. Western musical theory and practice have privileged tonic sounds, that is, those...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... the distinction within the musical domain between supposedly inherently musical sounds and noisy ones. Western musical theory and practice have privileged tonic sounds, that is, those with precise pitch, and have overlooked or diminished the relevance of complex sounds, that is, those with nonperiodic frequency...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... strident, noisy timbral quality. Gender and race implications of the saxophonic scream are discussed in conclusion. free jazz John Coltrane timbre ...
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... and ecological worlds went to war. The haunting specter of capital joined the fray—animating the movements of cattle, grasses with animal rhizomes, rice seeds, and flighty ducks. Amid this warfare, the fringe-toed foam frog was just one tenacious parasite, a noisy agent eating at the table of another, which...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... others, such as a conversation in a noisy room (the “cocktail party effect”), and how language more generally shapes sonic perception. acoustics physiology of audition construction acoustic illusions cocktail party effect ...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... hear, and other cases of “acoustic illusions.” It also shows how the human privileging of language means that some sounds stand out from others, such as a conversation in a noisy room (the “cocktail party effect”), and how language more generally shapes sonic perception. acoustics physiology...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... perspectives from embodied cognition and phenomenology, the chapter argues that visceral reactions prevalent in both positive and negative assessments of free jazz can be attributed in large part to the radical vocal-mimetic demands of this particularly strident, noisy timbral quality. Gender and race...