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The Argument from Vacuums

Casey O'Callaghan

in Sounds: A Philosophical Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199215928
eISBN:
9780191706875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215928.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

If sounds are distal events that do not pass through the medium, what is the role of the medium? Is the medium a necessary condition on the existence of a sound, or is it merely a necessary condition ... More


Audible Qualities

Casey O'Callaghan

in Sounds: A Philosophical Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199215928
eISBN:
9780191706875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215928.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Audible qualities depend upon physical properties ordinarily attributed to waves. The event view, however, holds that sounds are not waves. This chapter argues that the best candidates for the ... More


Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing

Neal Peres da Costa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195386912
eISBN:
9780199933365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386912.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Early piano recordings provide audible evidence of the performing practices of late-Romantic pianists, practices that often differ radically from the present. Comparing these practices with ... More


Black and Tan Fantasy: Walt Whitman, African Americans, and Sounding the Nation

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

By asking what happens to our understanding of Walt Whitman and his cultural project if we turn to the question of sound, this chapter considers the nuances, inflections, tenor, idiosyncrasies, and ... More


Perceiving Melodies

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The visual perception of objects and events and the audible perception of melodies are comparable with respect to the recognitions involved. Observers can identify objects presented at different ... More


The Stutter of Form

Craig Dworkin (ed.)

in The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The literary stutter has tended to be either a qualification of a characters' speech or a graphically approximated marker of idiolect that is merely registered in language. Stuttering is less a ... More


Arrangement and Engineering

Eliot Bates

in Digital Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190215736
eISBN:
9780190215750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215736.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

Chapter 1 introduces the concepts of arrangement and engineering and the professions of the arranger and engineer as they are conceived within Istanbul’s recorded music industry. Digital audio ... More


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