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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...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374015-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... with respect to historiography, leading to the remixing of black diasporic subjectivities, time, and history. The author focuses on Compton’s use of turntablism as both performative mode and musical metaphor for the improvising subject’s counter-discursive agency at the crossings. ...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... to video, Fouratt and Piper presented revelers with a novel element of choice, not because of the range of entertainment but because all of the options were available at once. The shift to sensory overload was unmistakable as two bands appeared live every night, two DJs shared the turntables...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... subjectivities, time, and history. The author focuses on Compton’s use of turntablism as both performative mode and musical metaphor for the improvising subject’s counter-discursive agency at the crossings. Based on the author’s artistic project IntuiTweet, which integrates movement improvisation...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-086
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... posed close together for the photographer. In the image Reid gently places a record on the turntable to underline his preeminence as a sound system operator with one of the best record col- lections in the island. Photographer unknown, c. 1950s. From the cover of the album Hog in a Cocoa...
Series: Singles
Published: 13 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021698-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2169-8
..., the song within the song. The vision leaves him mute for seven months during which he vanishes from the airwaves and everywhere else, finally returning amid great rumor and excitation. Everybody listens in. But he does not speak, does not play recorded music in the darkened studio, the turntables still...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
..., two DJs shared the turntables, and experimental filmmakers curated a groundbreaking video lounge. Danceteria offered a level of explorative creativity that threatened to dwarf the offerings of Club 57 and the Mudd Club. Yet in contrast to both of those spots, Fouratt and Piper’s venue was located...
Published: 09 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012269-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1226-9
.... This spirit of creativity and imagination has been carried over into Cuban cultural life. Given the shortages of materials for art, music, and film, artists found new and original ways to make their art. Cuba s first hip hop dj, Ariel Fernández, improvised a set of turntables with Walkmans as the decks...
Series: Singles
Published: 13 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021698-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2169-8
... it s cold outside. The song is about the revelation of this unity and it is also the unity itself. Not just Roadrunner but each of our songs con- tains a song within it, narrates its own coming into being, how it arises from that highway sound, from all the songs on the radio, songs on the turntable...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-047
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... by the audiovisual disjunction engendered by the phonograph. Musicologist Mark Katz used Capturing Sound to assess the phonograph ef- fect across violin vibrato, jazz, turntable battles, and the ethics of Fatboy Slim samples there had not been a better overview written. One lesson of this new lit er a ture...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-093
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... than in rock: Mancuso protégé Nicky Siano s work with varispeed turntables interested him as much as the work of drummer Earl Young on Salsoul Rec ords. Still, like Lawrence, he romanticized disco, calling it the last gasp for integration in Amer i ca. Alice Echols asked tougher questions, bringing...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... there occasionally in the eve ning, where I would order two bottles of cold Fanta and Noah would badger L. K. into playing the scratchy 45 rec ord on his turntable, fill- ing the bar with Ray Peterson s maudlin strains and driving me quietly to distraction. What did Noah hear in these lyr ics? What did he respond...
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005513-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0551-3
... improvisa- tion, musique concrète, drone, sound art, field recording, installation, turntablism might grapple with emergent aesthetic possibilities more di- rectly than academic composition s studiously joyless applications of an exhausted language, the concept of a vernacular avant- garde that I wish...
Book Chapter

By Nathan Snaza
Series: Thought in the Act
Published: 16 August 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0562-9
..., and to the whole crew at High Point Barbershop. Ward Tefft, Julie Glover, and everyone at Chop Suey bookstore are the best. Bobby Egger at Vinyl Conflict made sure I always had records on my turntable to inspire my thinking and writing (and procrastinating). I want to thank Deathwish, Inc., Run for Cover, Sacred...
Published: 09 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012269-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1226-9
.... A set of turntables was mounted on a plank of wood held up by giant steel drums. At the front of the stage, speak- ers towered over the audience. Draped behind the stage was a large Cuban flag, the red triangle with a five- pointed white star visible above the pumping fists of the performers on stage...
Published: 28 June 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021612-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2161-2
... by the desire to produce, expand, and saturate national territory, that the crank-­operated turntable and the flexi disc emerged in the late 1960s as key recorded sound technologies. Reco­ rds and Rec­ord Players This phenomenon is borne out in the few published photog­ raphs of reco­ rd players in the late Mao...
Book Chapter

By Maureen Mahon
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012771-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1277-1
Published: 14 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012726-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1272-6
... the role that he, other members of the Indian diaspora, and several Eu ro pe ans, most notably Germans, have had in developing the con temporary under ground practice scene in Delhi, particularly around graffiti writing, b- boying, and turntablism. To illustrate his point, he described his role in organ...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009122-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0912-2
Book Chapter

By Laurence Coderre
Published: 28 June 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021612-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2161-2
... combining a transistor radio with some other machine. That is, all 132,750 multiuse devices tallied h­ ere contain a radio but not necessarily a turntable. As the most common combination of technologies, however, it seems reasonable to assume that the vast majority of ­these units w­ ere, in fact...