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Between Speech, Music, and Sound

John Richardson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

August 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media. 10258 words.

This chapter discusses the growing tendency toward aestheticization of the spoken voice in cinema. It provides a taxonomy of different means of speech aestheticization, including poetic...

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“Betwixt and Between” Worlds

Holly Rogers.

in The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media. 7743 words.

This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics edited by John Richardson, Claudia Gorbman, and Carol Vernallis. Video art can be highly intermedial. Image and...

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Beyond Music

Nicholas Cook.

in The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media. 12036 words.

This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics edited by John Richardson, Claudia Gorbman, and Carol Vernallis. “Multimedia” is not simply a genre category but...

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Bollywood

Alison E. Arnold.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Dance and Music; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Popular Music. 597 words.

The term Bollywood is used variously to refer to the mainstream Indian film industry, to Bombay (now Mumbai) Hindi cinema, to Hindi cinema from the 1990s onward, and most recently to...

“Boulders, Fighting on the Plain”

Frank Gunderson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation

October 2019; p ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Music and Media. 6024 words.

The song “Shiganga Jilikenya ku Mabala” (Boulders, fighting on the plain) was composed during World War I by Ng’wana Matonange, a Sukuma singer conscripted into the German Army. Matonange...

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Brain-computer music interface

Anne Beetem Acker.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music and Media; Music; Music Therapy; Contemporary Music. 580 words.

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Technology that allows a person to control a music-related output with commands expressed by brain signals. The output signal can control physical and virtual...

Breaking the Fourth Wall? User-Generated Sonic Content in Virtual Worlds

Karen Collins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 6690 words.

The fourth wall is a term borrowed from dramatic theory that considers the theatrical stage as having three walls (two sides and a rear) and an invisible fourth-wall boundary between the...

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Brigadoon and Its Transition to MGM Dance Musical

Susan Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 13527 words.

This chapter offers an analysis of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse’s contribution to the MGM adaptation of Brigadoon. On the stage, this musical was designed for singers, but the film version...

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Bring That Beat Back

Rowan Oliver.

in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media. 7251 words.

This chapter focuses on music technology and production techniques that predate the Internet but have contemporary relevance. The role of digital sampling in the development of hip hop, and...

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Bringing Radio Haiti Home

Craig Breaden and Laura Wagner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Repatriation

October 2019; p ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Music and Media. 8747 words.

In a dialogue, the authors—one an audiovisual archivist, the other a scholar-turned-archivist—discuss the challenges of processing the Radio Haiti Archive, the seemingly unusual choice of...

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Calling My Name

Heather A. Horst.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Volume 1

April 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 4880 words.

This chapter analyses the digital inscription of names and identities in mobile phones contact list. Drawing upon research on mobile phones in Jamaica, it examines how the construction of...

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Can You Hear Us Now? Ringtones and Politics in the Contemporary Philippines

Jan Maghinay Padios.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Volume 1

April 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 11267 words.

This chapter examines the emergence of the political ringtone in the Philippines in the neoliberal era. It argues that the popularity of the “Hello Garci” and “Sorry Po” ringtones in the...

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Carol Burnett and the Ends of Variety

Robynn J. Stilwell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 12112 words.

This chapter examines Hollywood’s great rival, television, in a study of how television adapted the Broadway musical. Rather than looking at conventional stage-to-small-screen adaptations,...

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“Cars with the Boom”

Justin A. Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Volume 2

March 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 16219 words.

This chapter examines the relations or intersections between the automobile and popular music. It discusses the history of car audio and describes contemporary car audiophile subcultures....

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Case Studies

Robynn J. Stilwell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 3295 words.

This chapterintroduces two case studies of film music. These are analyses of the musical scores for Cecil B. DeMille’sThe Ten Commandments and Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys. It suggests that...

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Changing Cultural Coordinates

Tim Wall and Nick Webber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Volume 1

April 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 6745 words.

This chapter examines the role of the transistor radio in the development of mobile music. It suggests that understanding of the introduction of the transistor radio as a transformative...

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“Charm the Air to Give a Sound”

Amy Herzog.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music and Media. 11636 words.

This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay examines the soundscape and...

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Chinese Rock ‘n’ Roll Film and Cui Jian on Screen

Ying Xiao.

in The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media. 7617 words.

This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics edited by John Richardson, Claudia Gorbman, and Carol Vernallis. During the 1980s and 1990s, China experienced an...

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The Chiptuning of the World

Chris Tonelli.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Volume 2

March 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 12693 words.

This chapter examines the role of re-presentation in the musical genre of chiptune and the relation it may have to the real and imagined mobility afforded by portable video gaming devices....

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Cinematic Depictions of Music Creative Processes in Classical and Popular Music

Joanne Cormac.

in The Oxford Handbook of Creative Process in Music

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Music and Media. 8290 words.

This chapter focuses on depictions of the creative process in a particular type of biographical source: biopics of classical and popular composers. Biopics reach broader audiences than...

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