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The Sound of Music 1

Andy Hamilton

in Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199282968
eISBN:
9780191712333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282968.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

According to the acousmatic thesis defended by Roger Scruton and others, to hear sounds as music is to divorce them from the source or cause of their production. Non-acousmatic experience involves ... More


Do We Hear the City?: Voices of the Stranger in Hong Kong Cinema

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to examine the ethical relationship between self and other by way of focusing on the theme of estrangement in the New Hong Kong Cinema. In his study of the voice-over in cinema, ... More


Case Study: Film Sound, Acoustic Ecology and Performance in Electroacoustic Music

Randolph Jordan

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates a very different theme in live performance: the presentation of ‘acousmatic’ music, where sounds are produced to be listened to intently and ‘in their own right’, without ... More


Disembodied Voices

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Disembodied voices resound across the post-Vietnam Hollywood combat film. Some are heard in real time by way of military technology, such as radios which let soldiers and audiences experience battles ... More


The Writing Voice in Cinema: A Preliminary Discussion

Rey Chow

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

As an artifact in cultural representation, the voice has a much longer history than cinema. Older representational forms based in writing—poetry, literary fiction, essays, and nonfiction in ... More


Performing Through Space: Overflow, Displacement, and the Voice in (Jean-Luc Godard, 1987)

Albertine Fox

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter examines the interaction between voice, sound, and space in the little-known comedy Keep Your Right Up: A Place on Earth (Jean-Luc Godard, 1987), focusing in particular on the sculptural ... More


Acousmatics: Sounded/Silent Text in Caroline Bergvall’s Drift

Zoë Skoulding

in Poetry & Listening: The Noise of Lyric

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621792
eISBN:
9781800341517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621792.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rather than accepting a particular language as a bounded entity, the UK-based French-Norwegian poet Caroline Bergvall positions her multimedia work Drift within the oceanic fluidities of linguistic ... More


Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Brian Kane

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Sound Unseen explores acousmatic sound—a sound that one hears without seeing its cause. Pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrète, in his Traité des objets musicaux, first popularized the ... More


Bodily object voices in Embers

Anna Sigg

in Samuel Beckett and trauma

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526121349
eISBN:
9781526138842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121349.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Anna Sigg, in this chapter, argues that in Embers Beckett represents trauma most of all through bodily internal sea sounds. This radio play effectively ‘blinds’ its listener and places him in a ... More


Voice-Cast: The Distribution of the Voice via Podcasting

Virginia Madsen and John Potts

in VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013901
eISBN:
9780262289696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter, which focuses on podcasts and the way they revive the participatory nature and programming diversity of radio before it evolved into music formats, explores how podcasting distributes ... More


Wild Track Asynchrony

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter discusses forms of disconnected sound, including wild, uncoupled sound, extra-diegetic sound (as in conventional non-diegetic film scores), and off-screen sounds including acousmatic ... More


Pierre Schaeffer, the Sound Object, and the Acousmatic Reduction

Brian Kane

in Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrète, turned to phenomenology when attempting to ground a new field of research known as acousmatics (l’acousmatique). This chapter traces the historical ... More


Making Radio Talk: Taming Electric Speech

Shawn VanCour

in Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190497118
eISBN:
9780190497149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497118.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers emerging forms of radio speech developed for formats ranging from scheduled talks to professional announcing. Disrupting established styles of public speaking, radio offered ... More


Dialogue on Rhythm: Entrainment and the Dynamic Thesis

Andy Hamilton, David Macarthur, Roger Squires, Matthew Tugby, Rachael Wiseman, and Andy Hamilton

in The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199347773
eISBN:
9780199347896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199347773.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Collated and edited by Andy Hamilton, Chapter 1 is a dramatized dialogue in the long philosophical tradition of that form. The debate poses the dynamic conception—that rhythm involves ... More


The electronic medium

Curtis Roads

in Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195373233
eISBN:
9780190232900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373233.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The impact of electronic technology on music can be seen as an opening. Varèse called for the “liberation of sound,” and we see this manifest in the acceptance of any sound possible as a musical ... More


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