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The Effects of Background Music on Health and Wellbeing

Susan Hallam

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0032
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

There is a large body of literature devoted to examining the effects of music on behaviour and cognition, driven by a desire to understand the effect of playing music on the performance of an ongoing ... More


Musical communication in commercial contexts

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in Musical Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529361
eISBN:
9780191689628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter review research on the effects of music within consumer contexts, grounding this in the debate between those within the music industry who argue for the commercial benefits of piped ... More


Captioned Silences and Ambient Sounds

Sean Zdenek

in Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312644
eISBN:
9780226312811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226312811.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Silence isn’t included in our discussions or definitions of closed captioning but it sometimes needs to be closed captioned. Captioners not only inscribe sounds in writing but must also account for ... More


Orchestras and Orchestral Procedures, Instrumental Change, Arranging, and Programming

Gregory D. Booth

in Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327632
eISBN:
9780199852055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327632.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the orchestras, orchestral procedures, instrumental change and programming involved in song production for the film-music industry in Mumbai, India. It states that the changes ... More


Muzak Incorporated

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the history of Muzak. The Oxford English Dictionary defines Muzak as “the proprietary name of a system of piped music for factories, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.; also used ... More


Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Hervé Vanel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book discusses the rise and spread of background music in contexts as diverse as office workplaces, shopping malls, and musical performance. The book examines background music in several guises, ... More


Furniture Music: A Musical Irresolution by Erik Satie

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter explores the furniture music of French composer Erik Satie (1866–1925). Satie's pieces of furniture music are each fundamentally based on a short musical fragment, to be repeated ad lib ... More


Muzak-Plus and the Art of Participation

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the composer John Cage's interest in Muzak and his concept of “Muzak-plus”. Cage's long-lasting interest in muzak was not because he liked Muzak, or that he was sympathetic to ... More


Ubiquitous Listening: "Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity"

Anahid Kassabian

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275157
eISBN:
9780520954861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275157.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In this book, the author argues that the ubiquity of music in contemporary life has led to a different kind of listening, in which a range of listenings, across ranges of attention and affect, lead ... More


Introduction

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This introductory chapter discusses composer John Cage's views about Muzak and his interest in the work of French composer Erik Satie. Muzak is a company that provides functional music as a tool of ... More


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