Download Living Stereo: Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound by Paul Théberge, Kyle Devine, Tom Everrett PDF

By Paul Théberge, Kyle Devine, Tom Everrett

Stereo is all over. the total tradition and of tune and sound grew to become prepared round the precept of stereophony throughout the 20th century. yet not anything approximately this-not the discovery or recognition or ubiquity of stereo-was inevitable. Nor did the classy conventions, technological items, and listening practices required to make feel of stereo emerge totally shaped, out of the blue.

This groundbreaking booklet uncovers the titanic quantity of labor that has been required to make stereo look ordinary, and which has been essential to hold stereo's position as a dominant mode of sound replica for over part a century. The essays contained inside of this publication are thematically grouped lower than (Audio) Positions, Listening Cultures, and Multichannel Sound and display Media; the cumulative influence is to boost study in track, sound, and media reviews and to construct new bridges among the fields.

With contributions from prime students throughout numerous disciplines, residing Stereo re-tells the historical past of twentieth-century aural and musical tradition in the course of the lens of stereophonic sound.

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Download K-pop : popular music, cultural amnesia, and economic by John Lie PDF

By John Lie

K-Pop: renowned track, Cultural Amnesia, and financial Innovation in South Korea seeks right away to explain and clarify the emergence of export-oriented South Korean renowned song and to make experience of bigger South Korean fiscal and cultural alterations. John Lie presents not just a background of South Korean well known music—the premodern historical past, jap colonial effect, post-Liberation American influence, and up to date globalization—but additionally an outline of K-pop as a approach of monetary innovation and cultural creation. In doing so, he delves into the wider historical past of South Korea during this splendidly educated historical past and research of a popular culture phenomenon sweeping the globe.

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Download Popular Music Studies by David Hesmondhakgh, Keith Negus PDF

By David Hesmondhakgh, Keith Negus

Introduces students to the main major debates within the box, delivering clean views and suggesting new instructions. surely interdisciplinary on scope, the publication outlines the background and improvement of renowned tune stories whereas delivering and unprecedentedly foreign standpoint on well known song, that includes writers from North and South the USA, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Combining insights from media and cultural stories, sociology, song research, ethnomusicology, and function reviews, the essays hide textual research, position and area, creation, intake, and lifestyle.

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Download Grunge: Music and Memory by Catherine Strong PDF

By Catherine Strong

Grunge has been perceived because the tune that outlined 'Generation X'. two decades after the peak of the move there's nonetheless substantial curiosity in its upward push and fall, and its major figures equivalent to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. As a kind of 'retro' tune it's even experiencing resurgence, and Cobain is still an icon to many younger song fanatics this present day. yet what used to be grunge, and what has it turn into? This booklet explores how grunge has been remembered by means of the enthusiasts that grew up with it, and asks how reminiscence is either shaped by way of and types pop culture. It appears on the courting among media, reminiscence and track fanatics and demonstrates how various teams can use and form reminiscence as a part of an ongoing fight for energy in society. Grunge used to be the positioning of one of these fight, as well known track so frequently is, with the youth of the time asking questions about their position on this planet and how society is equipped. This publication examines what those questions have been, and what has occurred to them through the years. It indicates that even if grunge challenged many social buildings, how it, and adolescence itself, are remembered usually paintings to enhance the established order.

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Download Michael Jackson: The King of Pop's Darkest Hour by Lisa Campbell, A. Caso PDF

By Lisa Campbell, A. Caso

This ebook information the occupation of Michael Jackson and his efforts to ultimately shed his media shy picture. 1993 was once destined to be one of many greatest and top years for Michael Jackson, yet alongside got here an unpleasant and annoying twist - he turned the objective of allegations of kid molestation. even though he regularly saved his entire and overall innocence, he used to be subjected to an unprecedental barrage of media consciousness and abuse. His each stream and causes have been wondered, yet Jackson always and with out exception proved his sceptics flawed. This e-book takes a glance on the media's obsession with the tale, no longer with the evidence, yet with the sensationalism and the potential of earnings; titanic gains! listed here are the proof and views that have been almost overlooked by way of the media.

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Download Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!: Russian Popular Music and by Stephen Amico PDF

By Stephen Amico

established at the musical reviews of gay males in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this ground-breaking examine examines how post-Soviet renowned track either informs and performs off of a corporeal realizing of Russian male homosexuality.

Drawing upon ethnography, musical research, and phenomenological thought, Stephen Amico bargains a professional technical research of Russian rock, pop, and estrada track, dovetailing into an illuminating dialogue of gay men's actual and physically perceptions of song. He additionally outlines how well known song performers use tune lyrics, drag, actual activities, pictures of ladies, sexualized male our bodies, and different instruments and tropes to implicitly or explicitly show sexual orientation via functionality. ultimately, Amico uncovers how such performances aid gay Russian males to create their very own social areas and selves, in significant relation to others with whom they proportion a "nontraditional orientation."

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Download House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star SugarHill by Andy Bradley PDF

By Andy Bradley

Based in a working-class local in southeast Houston in 1941, Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios is a big self reliant studio that has produced a large number of influential hit documents in an astonishingly diversified diversity of genres. Its roster of recorded musicians comprises Lightnin' Hopkins, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Junior Parker, Clifton Chenier, Sir Douglas Quintet, thirteenth flooring Elevators, Freddy Fender, Kinky Friedman, Ray Benson, man Clark, Lucinda Williams, Beyonc? and Destiny's baby, and lots of, many more.In residence of Hits, Andy Bradley and Roger wooden chronicle the interesting background of Gold Star/SugarHill, telling a narrative that successfully covers the postwar renowned tune undefined. They describe how Houston's loss of zoning ordinances allowed founder invoice Quinn's residence studio to develop right into a huge studio complicated, simply as SugarHill's willingness to go beyond musical barriers reworked it into of 1 of the main storied recording firms in the United States. The authors supply behind-the-scenes money owed of various hit recordings, spiced with anecdotes from studio insiders and musicians who recorded at SugarHill. Bradley and wooden additionally position major emphasis at the position of know-how in shaping the song and the evolution of the track company. They comprise in-depth biographies of nearby stars and research of many of the forms of tune they characterize, in addition to an inventory of all of Gold Star/SugarHill's recordings that made the Billboard charts and wide chosen ancient discographies of the studio's recordings.

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