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Published: 29 April 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386933-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8693-3
Published: 03 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027294-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2729-4
... Looking back at Phonograpies almost ten years after its initial publication, this chapter gives a broad overview of the (lack of) interaction between Black studies and sound studies. Phonographies sonic technologies sound studies Black studies ...
Published: 03 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2729-4
... Phonographies sonic technologies sound studies Black studies ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter examines some of the ways in which sound unfolds in time, from the fundamental nature of sound as a perishable, passing event to the present perfect of sounds as memory traces and the ways in which technologies of recording or “fixation” have changed our relationship to sonic...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter explores the ways that technology has changed the way sounds are made and experienced. Technological effects are broken into seven basic categories: capture, or the use of microphones to gather and convert sonic vibrations for immediate retransmission or for fixation on a medium...
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: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
...Hearing This chapter examines several evocative sonic landscapes in poetry, drama, and prose fiction. It uses these literary acoustic tableaux to introduce several key themes developed in the book: how the sonic register differs in significant ways from the visual, the relationship of sound...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... Interdisciplinary artist David Rokeby’s landmark work, Very Nervous System (1986–2004), uses video surveillance technology, synthesizers, a sound system, computers, and image-processing software designed by Rokeby to translate movement into music and/or sound. Through an intuitive process...
Published: 29 July 2022
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2299-2
...Technologies of Freedom ...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
...Sound Transformed This chapter explores the ways that technology has changed the way sounds are made and experienced. Technological effects are broken into seven basic categories: capture, or the use of microphones to gather and convert sonic vibrations for immediate retransmission...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 15 March 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004479-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0447-9
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... David Rokeby’s landmark work, Very Nervous System (1986–2004), uses video surveillance technology, synthesizers, a sound system, computers, and image-processing software designed by Rokeby to translate movement into music and/or sound. Through an intuitive process of corporeal improvisation...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374947-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... in the 1980s and 1990s and the transmission of anti-imperialist and antiracist ideas through popular music and the technologies of the mixtape and boombox, Von Eschen explores LKJ’s influential sonic linkage of black struggles in Britain to those of Caribbean and third world peoples,  and  to the revolutions...
Series: Studies in the Grateful Dead
Published: 08 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027614-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2761-4
... promoted and evaluated within a discourse that emphasized the superior sonic qualities and technical features of the multitrack recordings. In 1993, the band and tape archivist Dick Latvala introduced a series of compact disc releases called Dick’s Picks that featured live performances that had been...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... for a consideration of antiracist social formations that arose in the 1980s and 1990s and the transmission of anti-imperialist and antiracist ideas through popular music and the technologies of the mixtape and boombox, Von Eschen explores LKJ’s influential sonic linkage of black struggles in Britain to those...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... that respond sonically in real time in ways that suggest the presence of behavior, decision making, and personality was equally the creation of a new kind of cultural practice that required, and still requires, the articulation of an aesthetic capable of both describing and understanding the resultant machine...