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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Martin Scherzinger In “Radio Physiognomics” Theodor W. Adorno outlines the social features of music's radio broadcast, a still relatively new technology for music transmission and listening in the 1930s. The present article deploys Adorno's “physiognomic” analytics to diagnose the kinds...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Brian Kane The publication of Current of Music affords a reassessment of Theodor W. Adorno's years at the Princeton Radio Research Project. Although his encounter with the culture industry was made vivid and palpable during these years, this article reads Current of Music as a prolongation of his...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Daniel K. L. Chua Theodor W. Adorno's “theory of the symphony” is modeled on Beethoven's heroic symphonies; these works form the basis for Adorno's arguments against the broadcast of symphonies on radio. A “radio symphony,” he claims, is not the same as the real thing and fails to deliver the true...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lydia Goehr By juxtaposing remarks of Mark Twain and Theodor W. Adorno, along with examples from operetta, radio, film, TV, and YouTube, this article maintains that popular parodies of Richard Wagner have focused less on the composer than on his devoted public—especially given the significant...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 185–205.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 1927) projects the utopian promise of world revolution (fi g. 1).26 Heartfi eld’s cover design projects an ambitious, utopian image of world revolution realized through the media. The radio’s loud- speaker blares the following message across the globe of the world: “Unstop- pable progressing...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 171–188.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., “Dianying de jixian,” 34. 178  “A Vibrating Art in the Air” (kongzhong de bodong yishu) was made in association with the curious term wuxiandian chuanzhen (radio facsimile), which refers to radiophotography soon to be used in Chongqing photojournals.14 It also registers the rise of tele- vision...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
... commissioned for the radio, with the resulting works, each two hours in length, broadcast on November 12, 1957, and December 29, 1958, respectively, on Alfred Andersch’s Radio Essay program for the Süddeutsche Rundfunk Stuttgart. In fact, radio voices, loudspeakers, and microphones feature heavily...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... declaration “The Radio as an Apparatus of Communica- tion” (1932), Brecht argues that it often takes time before the potential of a new technical apparatus is culturally understood. He continues that this is the case with radio in 1932, which until then was mainly used as “a substitute for the- atre...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 5–14.
Published: 01 February 2006
.... Lazarsfeld’s “radio barometer” was something he invented while in Vienna; his collaboration with Horkheimer went back to the final days of the Weimar Republic. It is true that the Princeton Radio Research Project, for which Laz­ arsfeld hired Adorno in 1938 as the musical director, was still making use...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in the 6. Given this threat, one must also ask how far the terms museum, music, or works can hold on to their meanings, especially if traditional meaning is what virtuality challenges most. 7. Theodor W. Adorno, Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory, ed. Robert Hullot- Kentor (Frankfurt am...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 149–174.
Published: 01 February 2013
... with fandom takes place in his 1938–41 Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory. In the opening chapter, “Radio Physiognomics,” the reader may find a section subtitled “Ubiquity- Standardization and Pseudo-Activity,” which makes it a relatively simple affair to predict Adorno’s critical position...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., which reads in context as a parable about the failure of communism. At one point, Nikita Khrushchevʼs speech revealing Stalinʼs crimes is suddenly heard on the radio, and a few minutes later a party-line functionary named Ebertfranz hangs himself in the bathroom. Domdey says that the sui...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
...) and the Volksverband für Filmkunst (People’s Association for Film Art; VVF), at such festive events as the Berlin Radio and Film Festival of the VVF and Arbeiter-Radio-Bund (Workers’ Radio Association), or at the September 1929 members’ meeting of the Berlin Fichte-Wandersparte (Fichte Hiking Division), where he spoke...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
... controlling newspapers and pub- lishing companies.1 A more contemporary example: technical media such as radio, telephone, and television have forever been suspected of being used for surveillance or some form of mind control, be it to subliminally infl uence con- sumers through hidden TV advertising...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Imaginaries” ; and for the radio, Rowlands and Wilson, Oliver Lodge and the Invention of Radio . 65. Bateson could rely on the fact that to think of Nazi Germany as entranced was a trope introduced by the New York Times already in an article of 1933. Its subheading reads, “By a Vast Propaganda...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 31–47.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... 9. Wilder Memorandum, printed as an appendix in Ralph Willett, “Billy Wilder’s A Foreign Affair (1945–1948): ‘The Trials and Tribulations of Berlin Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 7 (1987): 13. David Bathrick 35 It is surely...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2006
...); Adorno, Problems of Moral Philosophy, ed. Thomas Schröder, trans. Rodney Livingstone (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000); Adorno, The Psychological Technique of Martin Luther Thomas’ Radio Addresses (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000); and Adorno, Sound Figures, trans...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 1–4.
Published: 01 November 2016
... or deformations of the radio on musical form, a theme that, by extension, implicates many contemporary digital practices. Perhaps ironically, it is the unfinished character of these books that sometimes makes points with greater transparency than the polished and styl- ized prose of the published...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the Süddeutsche Zeitung critics Buchka, Hans Günter Pflaum, and Bodo Fründt as well as Schütte ( Frankfurter Rundschau ) and Peter W. Jansen (who was an author but was especially prominent as a radio and TV journalist). In Dominik Graf’s documentary Was heißt hier Ende? Der Filmkritiker Michael Althen...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2020
... screenings. The expertise of professional film critics has become atomized. The portrait of the German cinematic landscape to be found in newspapers, magazines, and radio programs presents a narrow selection of the films premiering in thirty-eight large German cities. Like other artistic and cultural...