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Analog Turns Digital: Hip-Hop, Technology, and the Maintenance of Racial Authenticity

Rayvon Fouché.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Ethnomusicology. 10054 words.

The history of the black diaspora is full with examples of the ways music has enabled various black cultural communities to cope with racial oppression. This article explains how...

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From Listening to Distribution: Nonofficial Music Practices in Hungary and Czechoslovakia from the 1960s to the 1980s

Trever Hagen and Tia DeNora.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Ethnomusicology. 8340 words.

This article presents an empirical case study of the wide variety of nonofficial settings and reinventions of music listening, recording, and distribution technology in Hungary and...

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Selling Sound: Testing, Designing, and Marketing Sound in the European Car Industry

Eefje Cleophas and Karin Bijsterveld.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Ethnomusicology. 10136 words.

Since the late 1990s, leading automobile manufacturers have advertised the sonic qualities and interior tranquility of their vehicles with increasing zeal. This article focuses on the rise...

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Timbre and Polyphony in Balinese Gamelan

Michael Tenzer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Timbre

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies; Ethnomusicology. 9765 words.

Musical instrument design and aesthetic desiderata for a shimmering bronze sound determine the tuning, timbre, and range of orchestral possibilities in the Balinese gamelan gong kebyar....

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Timbre-Centered Listening in the Soundscape of Tuva

Theodore Levin and Valentina Süzükei.

in The Oxford Handbook of Timbre

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies; Ethnomusicology. 9007 words.

This chapter explores timbre-centered listening as an enculturated practice among Tuvan pastoralists, whose perceptual focus on timbral qualities of sound correlates with exceptional acuity...

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