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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 199-214.
Published: 01 August 2000
...Kevin Thomas Miles Duke University Press 2000 Haunting Music in The Souls of Black Folk Kevin Thomas Miles Herein the longing of black men must have respect: the rich and bitter depth of their experience, the unknown treasures...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107-141.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., producing an ecology of music and sound that reaffirms the term and, along with it, a multicultural account of diversity that takes the Western notion of culture as a viable concept for all peoples. This essay, rather, seeks to acknowledge a historical lineage of ethnomusicology and its relation to...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 173-208.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Ronald Radano While historians, musicologists, and cultural critics have long acknowledged the widespread and enduring appeal of US black music, few have grappled with the problem of its enormous cultural and aesthetic value. This essay proposes a material understanding of black musical value that...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 127-143.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Richard Randall The materialization of music by means of notation and recording has had a number of consequences. On the one hand, it facilitates the transmission of music across space and time. On the other hand, formats have allowed music to become an excludable and rivalrous good. Formats embody...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 1-3.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Gavin Steingo; Jairo Moreno Questions of value might seem beyond the pale in cases of sound and music. Both are objects of immense accumulation, appreciation, exploration, and investment—not just for the human species but also among other species, and indeed the world. Sound simply is, its...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5-41.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Amy Cimini; Jairo Moreno Music, sound, and aurality appear to be valuable for their inexhaustibility. With the notion of fiduciary aurality, we assess how this inexhaustibility is both mobilized and attenuated when music and sound are presumed to work on behalf of politics. In the early 1990s...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 43-74.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Bill Dietz; Gavin Steingo In this essay, we present a reading of two dominant (often, though not always, opposed) modes of understanding music's value: first, a “negative posit” associated most closely with Theodor Adorno that valorizes negation and social uselessness and, second, an “affirmative...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 209-218.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Peter Szendy Taking a close reading of the Marx Brothers' film The Big Store (1941) as its thread, this article explores the possibility of extending the concept of fetishism to the very performance of music, that is, to the bodily gestures and keyboardistic fingerings executed by Chico and Harpo...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 137-165.
Published: 01 February 2012
... national anthem and have been sung by some of the most influential Arab stars, written on protest banners, and shouted by students in the face of French and English occupiers and their own governments. The couplet even entered the folklore of global protest music and poetry, and was adopted by the...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 203-218.
Published: 01 August 2014
... into a professorship of music at a small midwestern college and, despite his fears, poor personal relationships, and morbid obsession with lurid exhibits (reports and pictures) for his attic “Inhumanity Museum,” ends up escaping discovery, the loss of his job, and public censure. In the biggest irony...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213-221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... music) offers an alternative view of the ontology of literature, without falling back into the long-frustrated attempts to “define literature.” Many (if not all) of the texts that we call “literary” provide us with exactly this impression of “being wrapped” into the material world—a material world in...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 105-125.
Published: 01 February 2009
... be achieved through the liberation of the body from revisionist histories that downplay the era's stunning political achievements. The enormous success sixties' activists had in mobilizing millions (“people power”) resulted from the coupling of theory and action through music, art, ritual, and...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (2): 255-262.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Christopher Connery Contemporary Chinese rock musician Xu Duo discusses his evolution as an artist and the genesis of his commitment to socially engaged, worker-oriented art and music. He discusses his role in the New Worker Art Troupe, including activities in and around the Migrant Workers Home in...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 251-253.
Published: 01 February 2016
... © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Contributors Amy Cimini is currently assistant professor of music at UC San Diego. Her research engages twentieth-­century philosophy and political thought, with an emphasis on theories of the body and the ethics of experimental practice. She has...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 57-103.
Published: 01 May 2001
... texts if you wish to know what an artist said and thought. The difficulty appears when you squeeze such texts for meaning. Original texts, in the world of music, are recordings. The history of jazz is defined by instruments and voices once alive with improbable sor- row and cheer, lost except...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 35-65.
Published: 01 February 2008
... intimacy with Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, given multiple (sometimes strange) discursive musical variations. The demonic eccentric within the group’s relentless musical urge toward catastrophe is the displaced Opus 133, the maniacal and provocative Grosse Fugue. Its history of displace...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 169-170.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., place making, and connectivity in modern and contemporary art and thought. Michael P. Steinberg is president of the American Academy in Berlin and is the Keeney Professor of History and professor of music and German studies at Brown boundary 2 43:4 (2016) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­3653791 © 2016 by...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 97-114.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... Sonic Afro-modernity The invention of technological sound recording in the form of the phonograph at the end of the nineteenth century offered the ability to split sounds from the sources that produced them, thus generating a ‘‘post- technological’’ orality and musicality in twentieth...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 97-123.
Published: 01 February 2002
... audiences at the Mid-America American Studies Association conference in April 2000 and the Musicology group of the Department of Music at the Ohio State University for their helpful readings and comments on this essay. boundary 2 29:1, 2002. Copyright © 2002 by Duke University Press. 98 boundary 2...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 257-258.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Perspectives on Music, Technology, and Culture: Listening Spaces (2016). Richard Randall is the Cooper-­Siegel Associate Professor of Music Theory at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music. His work employs a wide range of investigative methods in an attempt to better understand what music is...