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Published: 01 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... the sound body sound knowledge sound affects listening acts barzakh ...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... worlds materialize. The sound body is a body attuned to and transformed by the vibrations of its environment; as such the sound body resists the property principle. Furthermore, it is a vehicle of “sound knowledge”—a nondiscursive form of affective transmission resulting from acts of listening. Like...
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By Anand Pandian
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375166-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
... This chapter explores the composition and recording of a song in a Chennai sound studio, considering the elusive origins and affective powers of cinematic sound. sound sentiment composing studio recording ...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027201-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
... dedicated to memory. The recordings have also emerged as a point of departure for artistic interventions and offer testimony to the array of sounds—voices, music, noises—that were heard by prisoners of Latin American concentration camps. This chapter interrogates the role of sound in archives' affective...
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...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373582-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7358-2
... of vision with knowledge by engaging photography through a sensory register that is critical to Black Atlantic cultural formations: sound. affect listening haptic practice frequency ...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... features of everyday speech acts, the ways language pervades all forms of human endeavor, and the shared indexical and iconic associations of all forms of sounded expression. Lost in excisions of sound from language are considerations of voice and performance, speech play and verbal art, the affective...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
...,” that is, the norms, mores, comportments, affects, and skills, appropriate to building sound models of protein structure. It documents the “affective entanglements” that shape modelers’ relationships with their materials, instruments, and their data, and the affectively charged stories they come to tell about...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... forth or render images, objects, and affects. This is particularly true of the use of sound in cinema, although it extends to the use of sound for evocative ends in music as well. materializing sonic indices causal vagueness spatial magnetization causalism rendering In myths, religion...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374947-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... racial, cultural, and national differences are established. Investing the aural with the power to produce competing affects and allegiances, these novels articulate it as a primary site of struggle within a late colonial context influenced by nineteenth-century discourses about sound and noise...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... This entry describes the diverse meanings of noise—both in sound studies and everyday social interpretations—that emerge from the divergences and overlaps between technological environments, art movements, and circulations of social difference. Noise is an essential product of communicational...
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027058-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2705-8
... This chapter turns to the nexus of sound, feeling, and sociability to investigate how collective listening and dancing can engender a sense of an emerging, thickening social world—that is, something like a “we” coalescing under the surface of shared musical experience. While the idea that “music...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
.... The recordings have also emerged as a point of departure for artistic interventions and offer testimony to the array of sounds—voices, music, noises—that were heard by prisoners of Latin American concentration camps. This chapter interrogates the role of sound in archives' affective spaces of contact between...
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059196-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5919-6
... depictions of New World slavery and its afterlives, this chapter pursues two critical objectives: 1) to illuminate the ways in which dissonant, evocative sound registers the affective dimensions of black experience, while complicating racial epistemologies and conventional narratives of racial harm, and 2...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
... and psychoanalytic lineage of critique. But cliché proves a slippery object of critique. Resistant to formal analysis, obviating a hermeneutics of suspicion, yet promiscuous and ubiquitous, cliché points us toward language’s materiality: its use, frequency, heft, sound, texture, etc. A phenomenology of cliché...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
...” and a “habitus,” that is, the norms, mores, comportments, affects, and skills, appropriate to building sound models of protein structure. It documents the “affective entanglements” that shape modelers’ relationships with their materials, instruments, and their data, and the affectively charged stories they come...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
...Anticolonialism This essay is an attempt to approach anticolonial politics in Africa from the perspective of sound studies: if one were going to theorize the emergence and diffusion of anticolonial sensibilities through music, what would anticolonialism sound like? Although there is a good...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374428-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7442-8
... This chapter describes how country music has come to occupy a distinct and privileged place in Aboriginal public culture, sounding an expressive counterpoint to Aboriginal urbanization, labor migration, and other forms of movement and mobility. For decades now country music performers have...
Published: 30 June 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027058-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2705-8
...), (2) features sound samples that refer to fleshy bodies, and (3) highlights sounds that are texturally rich. This analysis is supported by close readings of house and techno tracks as well as through a close reading of Pierre Schaeffer’s notion of “sonic grain.” The chapter places sound, vibration...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
..., Kun traces the work of mobile Mexican dj sound systems, or sonidos, operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Sonidos use the dj mix as a form of musical communication and community that both moves between the United States and Mexico and plays a role in shaping cross-border migrant politics...