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“All Sights Were Perceived as Sounds”: Pat Metheny and the Instrumental Image

Jonathan De Souza

in Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199347650
eISBN:
9780199347698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Audiovisual recordings of jazz performance often show musicians’ interactions with bandmates and audience members, yet they also document interactions with musical instruments. How does the sight of ... More


Crossing the Electronic Divide: Guitars, Synthesizers, and the Shifting Sound Field of Fusion

Steve Waksman

in The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199985227
eISBN:
9780190908027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199985227.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

Guitar synthesizers gained prevalence in the 1980s thanks to the work of guitarists such as Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, and Allan Holdsworth. This chapter explores how the guitar synthesizer ... More


Electric Counterpoint (1987)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Electric Counterpoint, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival for the guitarist Pat Metheny. It was composed during ... More


Voluntary Self-Sabotage

Jonathan De Souza

in Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190271114
eISBN:
9780190271145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271114.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

When musicians alter their instruments, they may open up new sonic possibilities. Yet instrumental alteration can also induce dynamic remapping of players’ auditory-motor associations, subverting ... More


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