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Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Kenneth B. McAlpine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This book explores the development of and the social, cultural, and historical context of chiptune, a form of electronic music that emerged from the first generation of video game consoles and home ... More


This Too is Music

Rena Upitis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190884956
eISBN:
9780190918651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884956.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This Too Is Music guides and motivates teachers to foster classroom conditions that enable elementary students to thrive as improvisers, critical listeners, performers, and composers. Using anecdotes ... More


Essay on the Text

Walter Scott

Ainsley McIntosh (ed.)

in Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425193
eISBN:
9781474438711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425193.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This essay provides a detailed account and timeline of the genesis and composition of Marmion. It traces the poem’s evolution and development from holograph manuscript through to subsequent print ... More


Introduction

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter outlines the methodological approach that underpins the book and sets out the broad structure of the storyline that the later chapters explore. It outlines a chronological structure and ... More


The Atari VCS: The Rise of the Machines

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter explores the Atari VCS, the machine that took video games out of the arcades and into the living room and established Atari as the dominant player in the home video games industry, at ... More


The Commodore 64: For the Masses, Not the Classes

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Commodore’s C64 was a musical powerhouse. Its on-board sound chip, the Sound Interface Device, gave it the functionality of a professional three-channel digital synthesizer. This chapter explores the ... More


Nintendo’s NES: A Shop of Strange and Wonderful Things

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The North American video game crash of 1983 made it difficult for Nintendo to break into the American market with its new console, the Nintendo Entertainment System. When it finally did gain a ... More


The Ultimate Soundtracker?

Kenneth B. McAlpine

in Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190496098
eISBN:
9780190496135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496098.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

In the early days of home computing, writing music was as much a technical as a creative process. This chapter explores how the launch of a software music package, Ultimate Soundtracker, for ... More


Performance

Rena Upitis

in This Too is Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190884956
eISBN:
9780190918651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884956.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the many ways of experiencing live performance in school settings, with special emphasis on one of the main performance venues that was developed at the school where the ... More


Combining Minds: How to Think about Composite Subjectivity

Luke Roelofs

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190859053
eISBN:
9780190859084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859053.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book explores a neglected philosophical question: How do groups of interacting minds relate to singular minds? Could several of us, by organizing ourselves the right way, constitute a single ... More


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