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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 97–114.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Alexander G. Weheliye Duke University Press 2003 ‘‘I Am I Be The Subject of Sonic Afro-modernity Alexander G. Weheliye We clamor for the right to opacity for everyone. —Edouard Glissant, Poetics...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Naomi Waltham-Smith What is at stake when the sonorous becomes a condition of possibility for a concept of community? Exploring the ex(ap)propriation of the sonic that takes places at the threshold between the refusal of presence in French deconstruction (Derrida, Nancy) and the refusal...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Sound.” The first part establishes the Minneapolis milieu, specifically that of the black neighborhoods, and how it formed Prince and his cohort, such as James “Jimmy Jam” Harris Jr., Terry Lewis, André Cymone, Morris Day, and others. The second part is a close analysis of Prince's music and its sonic...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (2): 19–38.
Published: 01 May 2024
... and comprehension as modulated by sonic artifacts from the materiality of tape recording in the field. Discussing the kind of sonic posthumanism that comes from German media scholars such as Wolfgang Ernst (though Narrowcast never engages Ernst or Friedrich Kittler by name), the text calls attention...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 57–103.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... For years, Coltrane’s photo was the only one that decorated Davis’s walls. The republication of the Davis-Coltrane musical partnership sug- gests that fresh critical energy should be brought to these sonic texts. These recordings are special documents in the history of jazz. The Davis- Coltrane...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 63–76.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jennifer Scappettone This article examines the critical ruptures and dilutions of a contemporary “ambient poetic”—a tendency in sonic, visual, and textual arts to aspire toward an atmospheric condition—through analysis of Tan Lin's verse architectonics across book and digital media. Setting...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 71–103.
Published: 01 February 2022
... Vertov and Jean Epstein in order to test the limits of sonic epistemology—and, ultimately, to imagine what it might mean to conceive of synthetic sound as documentary sound. There is poetry and humor here, coupled with the poignancy that underlies any utopian fantasy. His final statement—“every child...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (2): 39–68.
Published: 01 May 2024
... of offering shelter to the houseless, its vacancy became all the more material during the height of the COVID‐19 pandemic. What do abolitionists do with such vacancies? Inspired by the sonic geography of Angela Davis's memories of the New York Women's House of Detention, this article is a performance of how...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 35–65.
Published: 01 February 2008
... exploration of thematic, lyric, and sonic textures. The churning ferocity of the C-sharp Minor’s triumphant allegro finale completes an elaborate four- opus meditation established upon the sonata form driven to uncanny perfor- mative complexity by fugal structures, gleaned from Beethoven’s childhood...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 43–74.
Published: 01 February 2016
... indifference? With what exactly and how boundary 2 43:1 (2016) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­3340637 © 2016 by Duke University Press 44 boundary 2 / February 2016 are we bound to the identity of sonic entities, from noise to musical works (in the broadest sense of “the work”—as a framework or coherence...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 May 2003
... at Ohio State University. His new book, A Token of My Affec- tion: A Cultural History of American Greeting Cards, is forthcoming. He is beginning an investigation of the sonic strategies of abstraction and embodiment in the music of Yoko Ono. Hortense Spillers is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 21–45.
Published: 01 May 2003
... is jettisoned in favor of the contradictory and dissonant work of sonic research pursued by musical thinkers freeing themselves of premodern imperatives of meaning, valua- tion, and de-notation. In so doing, they also tend to free themselves of all critical and commercial visibility. They find their work...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 329–330.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in the fields of political thought and critical theory, Caribbean intellectual history, and Caribbean art. He is currently working on a book titled Black Critique and a book/sonic project on politics and music in Jamaica during the 1970s. He joined the boundary 2 editorial collective in 2000. Arne De...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 251–253.
Published: 01 February 2016
... communities of listeners are created through the formal and stylistic characteristics of late eighteenth-century­ and early nineteenth-­century music. She is also embarking upon a project on urban street sound, which investigates how the sonic participates in the logics and econo- mies of precarity...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 173–208.
Published: 01 February 2016
... for runaway slaves masters sometimes attempted to retrieve their property by describing its distinc- tive sonic features. Among the first representations of Negro music in the eighteenth century were characterizations of the audible black body, bring- ing into relation the physical qualities of voice...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 61–91.
Published: 01 May 2023
... a kind of sonic Hegelianism in which music provides privileged access to the movements of history and political economy. Thus, while a collaborator in the intellectual “denigration of vision” (Jay 1994 ), Attali nonetheless departs from his poststructuralist contemporaries in elevating sound rather than...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 247–250.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005. Weiss, Peter. The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume I: A Novel. Trans. Joachim Neu- groschel. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005. Wong, Shawn. American Knees: A Novel. Seattle: University of Washington Press...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 49–61.
Published: 01 August 2009
...  boundary 2  /  Fall 2009 cultivation of explicitly dissonant sonic elements into the genre) organizing the sound, but, less than a decade after the first massively produced rap record, began to lead the entire music industry. Much has been made of Rakim’s introduction of internal rhyme...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 229–234.
Published: 01 August 2009
... generation. If the lyric’s defining characteristic is the priority of its sonic patterns (rather than, say, its capacity for expres- sionism), then it depends on being heard; it hangs everything on the pres- ence and engagement of its audience. Its articulations are in, with, to, and sometimes...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and Nature (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2001). 10. Westerkamp, citing R. Murray Schaefer’s preface to Barry Truax, Handbook for 112 boundary 2 / February 2016 an experimental history of sound composition that generated a repertoire of sonic terminology along with different modes...