From Madrigal to Opera : Monteverdi’s Staging of the Self
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From Madrigal to Opera : Monteverdi's Staging of the Self

"The mini-renaissance of early modern music studies continues apace, and Mauro Calcagno's From Madrigal to Opera is its latest, particularly impressive installment. Drawing on methodological impulses from a variety of sources―linguistics, phenomenology, narratology, and, above all, performance studies―Calcagno pays close attention to the interplay of the abstract text and live performance in both early opera and late madrigal. Common...

Sound (Documents of Contemporary Art)
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Sound (Documents of Contemporary Art)

The "sonic turn" in recent art reflects a wider cultural awareness that sight no longer dominates our perception or understanding of contemporary reality. The background buzz of myriad mechanically reproduced sounds increasingly mediates our lives. Tuning into this incessant auditory stimulus, some of our most influential artists have investigated the corporeal, cultural, and political resonance of sound. In tandem with recent experi...

Music Theory in Practice, Grade 1 (Music Theory in Practice)
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Music Theory in Practice, Grade 1

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Music, Social Media and Global Mobility: MySpace, Facebook, YouTube
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Music, Social Media and Global Mobility: MySpace, Facebook, YouTube

This book is about the relationship between media, communication and globalization, explored through the unique empirical study of electronic music practitioners’ use of the global social media: MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. To understand the significance of the emerging nexus between social media and music in a global context, the book explores various aspects of production, distribution and consumption among electronic m...

IB Music Revision Guide, 2nd Edition
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IB Music Revision Guide, 2nd Edition

The book is perfect for learning. It describes the stuff very good, but you should have already a little bit pre knowledge to know some words. The book is not to big so it fits in every bag and it is a nice blue color. You can also find this book in purple, but I didn't find any difference inside.

Musical Improvisation and Open Forms in the Age of Beethoven
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Musical Improvisation and Open Forms in the Age of Beethoven

Improvisation was a crucial aspect of musical life in Europe from the late eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth, representing a central moment in both public occasions and the private lives of many artists. Composers dedicated themselves to this practice at length while formulating the musical ideas later found at the core of their published works; improvisation was thus closely linked to composition itself. The...

What is a cadence? : theoretical and analytical perspectives on cadences in the classical repertoire
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What is a cadence? : theoretical and analytical perspectives on cadences in the classical repertoire

The variety and complexity of cadence. The concept of closure is crucial to understanding music from the “classical” style. This volume focuses on the primary means of achieving closure in tonal music: the cadence. Written by leading North American and European scholars, the nine essays assembled in this volume seek to account for the great variety and complexity inherent in the cadence by approaching it from different (sub)disciplin...

Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice: Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s
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Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice: Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s

Relatively little has been written about film scores and soundtracks outside of Hollywood cinema. Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice addresses this gap by looking at the practices of film soundtrack composition for non-Hollywood films made after 1980. Annette Davison argues that since the mid-1970s the model of the classical Hollywood score has functioned as a form of dominant ideology in relation to which alternative scoring a...

Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba (Refiguring American Music)
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Negro Soy Yo: Hip Hop and Raced Citizenship in Neoliberal Cuba

"In this much anticipated book, Marc D. Perry provides a nuanced and compelling analysis of how Cuban raperos are crafting new understandings of black selfhood and citizenship in the wake of the collapse of the USSR and Cuba’s ambivalent embrace of neoliberal capitalism. Boldly reflexive, Perry’s intensive, long-term ethnographic research yields a theoretically nuanced and historically attuned perspective on the politics and poetics ...