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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Suisman This article reframes the history of recorded sound to take phonographs and player-pianos into account on more or less equal terms. It argues that the two technologies developed in complementary, dialectical relation to each other: one analog, storing and conveying an acoustic event...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 9–12.
Published: 01 December 2014
... le piano, qui la sonate? Qui donc fut Beethoven et qui sa bien-­aimée si mal identifiée? l’un et l’autre furent musique et musique fut l’un et l’autre, l’un en l’autre et l’un par l’autre. N’est-­ce pas José...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
... bus ride in 1980s Broward County, Florida; histories of pianos and music boxes; and the writings of novelist William Gaddis. Still, one concern can be said to lie at the core of each piece and that is the idea that recording takes place within, and is ineluctably shaped by, the social...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 107–112.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the wearing of all concert T-shirts (although he was primarily targeting the metal bands, which depicted what were evidently satanic images). You didn’t really care much about the bands since at the time you were deeply enmeshed in your study of classical piano. But it was clearly an injustice, and you wore...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... explicit about what was queer in karaoke, after I had already spent about twenty pages explaining its formal relationship to other imitative queer recreations, including drag, lip-­synching, the piano bar, and so on. It seemed if I didn’t want to produce...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
... years old. Beginning with a gospel setting of the scene backed by a piano, the song unravels as a sustained plea for mercy in the face of an angry, vengeful, and unpre- dictable lover — a call to prevent a potential crime of passion. It is tragic...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 61–81.
Published: 01 June 2008
... instrument, reading (not a widespread practice), and learning computer skills. The home in particular is trans- formed into a house of discipline, with significant investment in cultural and educational infrastructure (piano, Internet connection, library...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s A Drum Is a Woman. This live presentation was an hour-long theater- dance-music suite that combined elements of Afro-Caribbean rhythm with swing and bebop to tell a fable about the history of jazz. Narrat- ing from his piano bench, Ellington told the story of Madam Zajj...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (2 (75)): 141–162.
Published: 01 June 2003
... and his sisters playing outside their Jerusalem home in the late 1930s or early 1940s, excerpted over slow, contemplative piano music. A young Edward 150 Amahl Bishara Said jumps down the stairs. The home movie scene ends, and Said, stand- ing outside...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of Poetry: A Manifesto,” Social Text 19/20 (1988): 272. In the literary realm, one example of an attempt at collective history would be the ongoing serial The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography by ten writers associated...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of my people getting some justice for the first time in three hundred years. [My husband] didn’t try to stop me, but just stood there for a while and said, “Nina, you don’t know anything about killing. The only thing you’ve got is music.” . . . I sat down at my piano. An hour later I came out of my...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 1–20.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Echenoz’s Au Piano and Robin Campillo’s Les Revenants,” in Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Space of Everyday Life, ed. María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren (London: Continuum, 2010), 119. When Derrida talks of the “virtual space of spectrality” (Derrida, Specters, 11) he refers to the conceptual...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., one of the player-pianos fed rolls of mechanized music.45 Laurent Mannoni places the Phonoscope at the very origin of moving photograph projection and the film industry, and Tom Gunning has argued its importance in founding the cinematic close-up...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 17–38.
Published: 01 June 2017
... wrote, According to The Washington Post , “several students in Silliman said they cannot bear to live in the college anymore.” These are young people who live in safe, heated buildings with two Steinway grand pianos, an indoor basketball court, a courtyard with hammocks and picnic tables, a computer...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
... with drums and a trumpet made out of an elephant’s tusk. I took that sound and modified it by using the likembe, the thumb piano. It was made out of bamboo back then.”30 Mingiedi explains the blasted electronic technique that began to form in their sound: “I...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
... that they sang without scores. Rhythmic and dynamic clarity. Melodic diversity, energy and explicit articulation of voices. . . . Probably, the Dies Irae could have been given a greater presto. The piano was out of tune; yet the accompaniment of Frau Pollak was outstanding.”37 Habit can explain...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (3 (112)): 49–75.
Published: 01 September 2012
... occupants, a husband, a wife, and three children, transform the rows of apartments into a perfect middle-­class home, where the children can be seen practicing the piano in the drawing room. C. L. R. James, Minty Alley (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997), 244. In Brazil, samba...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2002
... is heard daily over CBS-TV. . . . The Three Flames, instrumental group, is heard and seen four times each [sic] over WNBT. Amanda Randolph has her own unusual show over WABD each weekday. She plays piano, talks chatter...