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From Scriabin to Pink Floyd: The ANS Synthesizer and the Politics of Soviet Music between Thaw and Stagnation

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The first Soviet synthesizer was developed in the late 1950s by a military engineer named Yevgeniy Murzin. Named after Murzin's hero Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, the ANS synthesiser was soon ... More


The Theory that Perception is Knowledge

David Bostock

in Plato’s Theaetetus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239307
eISBN:
9780191679889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the theory that perception is knowledge. begins by introducing Protagoras and his thesis that all perceptual judgements are true, and it is apparently indicated that this thesis ... More


The Power of the Press (the 1940s)

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

In February 1940, Adams took over as owner, publisher, editor, and roving reporter for one of St. Thomas's historic newspapers, the Bulletin. The paper had one important advantage over its rivals: ... More


Junk aesthetics in a throwaway age

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

For Arendt, the fragile balance between labour, work and action that lies at the heart of the human condition was fundamentally endangered by the planned obsolescence characteristic of the new ... More


‘At the point of imperceptibility’

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter hinges on a comparison between George Brecht’s 1961 concept of a ‘borderline’ art ‘at the point of imperceptibility’ and the concerns with invisible forces and energies of an ... More


A Further Brush with Fame in 1965

Patrick Frank

in Painting in a State of Exception: New Figuration in Argentina, 1960-1965

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062228
eISBN:
9780813051710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062228.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In chapter 5, Frank traces the spread of Nueva Figuración’s international renown, discussing the artists’ growing number of group shows and related reviews in U.S. and European magazines. Comparing ... More


. Intense Discussion and the Processing of Events

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The final stage of legend-tripping involves discursive attempts by participants to make sense of the entire ordeal. While this process might seem to signal the end of the ritual, it actually renews ... More


Culture and (Im)morality: The Year of the Happening, 1963

Angela Bartie

in The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter acts as a dramatic focal point for the book, outlining the growing challenges to morality and to traditional conventions in the arts, especially theatre. New ideas about the nature of ... More


Sounds of Silence: John Cage1952

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The chapter traces Cage’s central role in the development of a new sensibility through his musical and artistic experimentation. In 1952 he produced a work of extreme minimalism, 4ʹ33ʺ, which is ... More


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