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Acoustic Auteurs and Transnational Cinema

Jay Beck.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music and Media; Sound Studies. 9351 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 a growing number of...

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The Acoustic Imaginations of East Asia

Kerim Yasar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 1

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 9709 words.

Kerim Yasar provides a consideration of the acoustic imagination in literary works from the Sinosphere (China, Japan, and Korea). Yasar explores the development and use of sound symbolism...

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Acoustic Slits and Vocal Incongruences in Los Angeles Union Station

Nina Sun Eidsheim.

in The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 5946 words.

Over the last decades, much has been said and written about urban renewal and gentrification in Los Angeles. However, the issues addressed have been associated with the types of sounds...

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Acoustical Properties

Randolph Jordan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

August 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 11404 words.

One of the defining thematic preoccupations in the fiction filmmaking of Philippe Grandrieux, one of the leading figures in French Art Cinema, is that of the politics of property. In Sombre...

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The Aesthetics of Improvisation

Andy Hamilton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 2

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 9974 words.

In his chapter on musical improvisation, Andy Hamilton deals with the cultural aspects and historical practices of the subject. Hamilton sets out to explore the artistic status of...

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Affordances in Real, Virtual, and Imaginary Musical Performance

Marc Duby.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 2

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 8424 words.

Marc Duby bases his exploration of sound and imagination on James J. Gibson’s affordance concept. In this chapter, Duby shows how musicians benefit from real and imagined actions in their...

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The Amateur in the Age of Mechanical Music

Mark Katz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 10242 words.

This article explores the role of amateur music in the age of sound recording and reproduction technologies. It begins by evaluating concerns about the fate of the amateur in the early...

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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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Anticipated Sonic Actions and Sounds in Performance

Clemens Wōllner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 2

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 10035 words.

Clemens Wöllner investigates sonic actions in music performance. He argues that musicians construct sonic images in the act of playing that are based on timbral qualities of the sounds as...

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Audio Inside the Mind

Seán Street.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 1

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 8404 words.

The sonic imagery of poetry and the poetry of radio are the subjects of Seán Street’s chapter. Street argues for a poetics of sound, whereby sound, like poetry, can stimulate images and...

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