Music  Politics  and Violence Book

Music Politics and Violence


  • Author : Susan Fast
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780819573391

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Music Politics and Violence Book Description :

Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence—issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media—and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors’ substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely—and often uncomfortably—entwined. CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.

Music and Gesture Book

Music and Gesture


  • Author : Anthony Gritten
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 075465298X

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Music and Gesture Book Description :

This volume showcases key theoretical ideas and practical considerations in the growing area of scholarship on musical gesture. The book constructs and explores the relations between music and gesture from a range of differing perspectives, identifying theoretical approaches and examining the nature of certain types of gesture in musical performance. The twelve chapters in this volume are organized into a heuristic progression from theory to practice, from essay to case study.

On Music Book

On Music


  • Author : Benjamin Britten
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0198167148

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On Music Book Description :

This text, by bringing together all his published articles, unpublished speeches, drafts and transcriptions of numerous radio interviews, explores the paradox of a reluctant yet influential cultural commentator, artist and humanist.

Music and the Brain Book

Music and the Brain


  • Author : Macdonald Critchley
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2014-04-24
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483192796

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Music and the Brain Book Description :

Music and the Brain: Studies in the Neurology of Music is a collaborative work that discusses musical perception in the context of medical science. The book is comprised of 24 chapters that are organized into two parts. The first part of the text details the various aspects of nervous function involved in musical activity, which include neural and mechanicals aspects of singing; neurophysiological interpretation of musical ability; and ecstatic and synesthetic experiences during musical perception. The second part deals with the effects of nervous disease on musical function, such as musicogenic epilepsy, the amusias, and occupational palsies. The book will be of great interest to students, researchers, and practitioners of disciplines that deal with the nervous system, such as psychology, neurology, and psychiatry.

The Rough Guide to World Music Book
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The Rough Guide to World Music


  • Author : Mark Ellingham
  • Publisher : Rough Guides
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 673
  • ISBN 10 : 1858286360

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Music  Body  and Desire in Medieval Culture Book
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Music Body and Desire in Medieval Culture


  • Author : Bruce W. Holsinger
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 0804740585

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Music Body and Desire in Medieval Culture Book Description :

Ranging chronologically from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries and thematically from Latin to vernacular literary modes, this book challenges standard assumptions about the musical cultures and philosophies of the European Middle Ages. Engaging a wide range of premodern texts and contexts, the author argues that medieval music was quintessentially a practice of the flesh. It will be of compelling interest to historians of literature, music, religion, and sexuality, as well as scholars of cultural, gender, and queer studies.

Women Making Music Book
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Women Making Music


  • Author : Jane M. Bowers
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 0252014707

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Women Making Music Book Description :

"Do look after my music!" Irene Wienawska Polowski exclaimed before her death in 1932. And from the urgency of that sentiment the authors here have taken their cue to reveal and "look after" the previously neglected contributions of women throughout the history of Western art music. The first work of its kind, Women Making Music presents biographies of outstanding performers and composers, as well as analyses of women musicians as a class, and provides examples of music from all periods including medieval chant, Renaissance song, Baroque opera, German lieder, and twentieth-century composition. Unlike most standard historical surveys, the book not only sheds light upon the musical achievements of women, it also illuminates the historical contexts that shaped and defined those achievements.

Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy Book

Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy


  • Author : Jane Edwards
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-21
  • Genre: Music therapy
  • Pages : 1024
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199639755

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Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy Book Description :

Music therapy is growing internationally to be one of the leading evidence-based psychosocial allied health professions, meeting needs right across the lifespan.In the Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, international leaders in the field from 10 countries have contributed their expertise to showcase contemporary music therapy. They share knowledgable perspectives from multiple models of music therapy that have developed throughout the world, includingNordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Field of Play, Community Music Therapy, and Resource Oriented Music Therapy. There is extensive information provided as to how music therapists practice and with whom,as well as the techniques used in music therapy individually and in groups, the research basis for the work, and professional and training issues in the field.

Pop Music and the Press Book

Pop Music and the Press


  • Author : Steve Jones
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 1566399661

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Pop Music and the Press Book Description :

Since the 1950s, writing about popular music has become a staple of popular culture.Rolling Stone,Vibe, andThe Sourceas well as music columns in major newspapers target consumers who take their music seriously. Rapidly proliferating fanzines, websites, and internet discussion groups enable virtually anyone to engage in popular music criticism. Until now, however, no one has tackled popular music criticism as a genre of journalism with a particular history and evolution.Pop Music and the Presslooks at the major publications and journalists who have shaped this criticism, influencing the public's ideas about the music's significance and quality. The contributors to the volume include academics and journalists; several wear both hats, and some are musicians as well. Their essays illuminate the complex relationships of the music industry, print media, critical practice, and rock culture. (And they repeatedly dispel the notion that being a journalist is the next best thing to being a rock star.) Author note:Steve Jonesis Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Among his books areCyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community(editor) andRock Formation: Popular Music, Technology, and Mass Communication.

Nineteenth Century Music Book
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Nineteenth Century Music


  • Author : Carl Dahlhaus
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 0520076443

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Nineteenth Century Music Book Description :

A survey of the most popular period in music history details many of the socio-historical influences on music of this period, the impact of Beethoven's death, and the rise of grand opera.