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Published: 30 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375616-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7561-6
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 05 November 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376262-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7626-2
Published: 17 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
... pastoralism aesthetics Pitch Lake aluminum smelter social movement ...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... complex sounds tonic sounds precise pitch musique concrète cinema ...
Book Chapter

By Anand Pandian
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375166-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
... This chapter chronicles the pitching of stories to a south Indian film producer, reflecting on the movement of aspirations propelled by and reflected in cinema. producer market hope aspiration storytelling ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... with precise pitch, and have overlooked or diminished the relevance of complex sounds, that is, those with nonperiodic frequency structures or variable pitch. Linguistic and cultural conventions further guide how we hear sounds as either noisy or noble. Acknowledging the constructive and constraining effect...
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...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... From the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century resonance was considered to be the key mechanism governing the physiology of pitch perception. The epistemological hegemony of resonance was, however, never stable, especially during the early nineteenth century when in the wake...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
...-pitched or acute sounds that elicit vigilance and a sense of presence, and ultramusical givens such as macro- and microrhythms (respiration, ebbs and flows). duration memory fixation rhythm ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter examines how traditional musical notation privileges certain aspects of sounds and sonic experience, placing greatest emphasis on pitch, followed by duration and intensity, and lastly timbre, a catchall category for anything not covered in the other categories and what are generally...
Book Chapter

By Allison McCracken
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375326-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
... textbooks employed by the American medical and education systems to identify, stigmatize, and attempt to “cure” adolescent boys whose persistent high pitch was perceived as a sign of immaturity and potential homosexuality. Some crooning voices have nevertheless persisted in popular culture because...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373391-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7339-1
... Pitched somewhere between essay and conversation, this chapter records an exchange in which the voice of the Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito merges with that of his interlocutor, Roberto Ciccarelli, to create a third person. The two figures, at once diverging and blending, present...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
...: sound conceived as a phenomenon in itself, independent of materiality. These concepts led Schaeffer to attempt a new classification and description of sounds, in which the traditional aspects of musical sound (pitch, duration, intensity, and timbre) would be rethought in different terms: mass...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375326-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
... homosexuality in attacks by a broad range of cultural authorities: religious and secular, urban and suburban, scientific and industrial, highbrow and lowbrow. It also analyzes the mass media’s ridicule, stigmatization, marginalization, and censorship of crooner characters and high-pitched male vocalizing...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... as a phenomenon in itself, independent of materiality. These concepts led Schaeffer to attempt a new classification and description of sounds, in which the traditional aspects of musical sound (pitch, duration, intensity, and timbre) would be rethought in different terms: mass, maintenance, grain, caliber...
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... Ectatomma ants forage for insects at night under electric lights, glean sugary liquid honeydew from leafhoppers, and communicate with caterpillars with high-pitched stridulatory sounds. Proliferating within the realm of agricultural and industrial enterprises, these insects also became...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
... of various anti-industrial movements in Trinidad. Ultimately, their success promoted a love of place alongside disregard for the planet. pastoralism aesthetics Pitch Lake aluminum smelter social movement ...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
..., progressions that allow for the foreseeability of sonic structures, high-pitched or acute sounds that elicit vigilance and a sense of presence, and ultramusical givens such as macro- and microrhythms (respiration, ebbs and flows). duration memory fixation rhythm ...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7339-1
... distinction parliamentary democracy Carl Schmitt conflict global war Pitched somewhere between essay and conversation, this chapter records an exchange in which the voice of the Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito merges with that of his interlocutor, Roberto Ciccarelli, to create a third person...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7339-1
...The Endgames of Sovereignty Pitched somewhere between essay and conversation, this chapter records an exchange in which the voice of the Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito merges with that of his interlocutor, Roberto Ciccarelli, to create a third person. The two figures, at once diverging...