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Early Commercial Era

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the dawn of Cajun recording. The Cajun community’s relationship to recording technology, the evolving nature of America’s recording industry, and Cajun music’s relationship to ... More


A Heterogeneous Tradition

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bayou Country’s musical terrain and the cultural and historical undercurrents that expanded the genre’s repertoire, stylistic range, and instrumental conventions are outlined in this chapter. Three ... More


Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings

Jason Camlot

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503605213
eISBN:
9781503609716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Phonopoetics tells the neglected story of early “talking records” and their significance for literature from the 1877 invention of the phonograph to some of the first recorded performances of ... More


A Gramophone in Every Grave

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The flourishing of the direct voice during the 20th century was undoubtedly encouraged by the development of acoustic technologies — the telephone, the phonograph, the gramophone, the microphone, the ... More


Inner Speech as a Gramophone Record: Jean Rhys’s Bohemian Voice and Popular Music

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Jean Rhys’s fiction, advertisements, songs, books, and voices of others impinge upon the interior monologues of her characters. In particular, the popular songs that are integrated into Rhys’s ... More


Early Recordings: Their Value as Evidence

Neal Peres Da Costa

in Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195386912
eISBN:
9780199933365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386912.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides an overview of the history of sound recording. It covers early acoustic recording machines and techniques including the phonograph, the graphophone, and the gramophone and ... More


Americans Abroad: Innocents and Transnationals

Harry Liebersohn

in Music and the New Global Culture: From the Great Exhibitions to the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226621265
eISBN:
9780226649306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649306.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and planned a global business – which he launched with mediocre success; his provinciality contrasts with the collaborative skills and transatlantic success of ... More


From Forces’ Choice to Desert Island Discs: The BBC’s promotion of personal choice in wartime

Jenny Doctor

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Up to 1939, the BBC followed a paternalistic music programming policy that sought to educate as well as to entertain, airing a high proportion of art music. When war was declared in 1939, the ... More


Desert island discomorphoses: Listening formations and the material cultures of music

Kyle Devine

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Musical identities are forged in relation to the material properties of media formats. The cultures of listening and modes of identification fostered by the 78-rpm disc, for example, are not the same ... More


The Background to 1945

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter traces the development of electronic music in the early twentieth century. The discussions include Thaddeus Cahill's electrically based sound-generation system, subsequently known as his ... More


Play It Again, Saraswathi: Gramophone, Religion, and Devotional Music in Colonial South India

Stephen Putnam Hughes

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This chapter considers the relationship between Hinduism and the history of music recording in South India. It argues that over the first decades of the 20th century, the introduction and commercial ... More


Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Karin Bijsterveld

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Since the late nineteenth century, the sounds of technology have been the subject of complaints, regulation, and legislation. By the early 1900s, anti-noise leagues in Western Europe and North ... More


Death by Gramophone

Sebastian D.G. Knowles

in At Fault: Joyce and the Crisis of the Modern University

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056920
eISBN:
9780813053691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056920.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernism grew up with the gramophone and came to fear its mechanization as a threat to the lost aurality of a pre-war world. For many modernists, Joyce among them, the gramophone brought death, as ... More


Gimpel’s Theatre, Lwów: The Sounds of a Popular Yiddish Theatre Preserved on Gramophone Records 1904‒1913

Michael Aylward

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how the music of the Yiddish theatre was preserved on gramophone records between 1904 and 1913. It describes how the gramophone brings to life the sounds and atmosphere of the ... More


The ‘Lust Machine’: Recording and Selling the Jewish Nation in the Late Russian Empire

James Loeffler

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the role of the gramophone in the development of the Jewish national idea through the propagation of specifically Jewish forms of composition. It talks about Pinkhas ... More


Languages of Listening

Laura Tunbridge

in Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226563572
eISBN:
9780226563602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226563602.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter addresses questions of repertoire and post-war debates over which songs should be sung, by whom, and in what language. In both London and New York there were objections not only to ... More


Malay Women Singers of Colonial Malaya: Voicing Alternative Gender Identity and Modernity

Tan Sooi Beng

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Popular Malay music developed in Malaya in tandem with socio-political transformations which took place as a result of British colonialism. It was at this time that a new type of local commodified ... More


A Wall of Sound: The Gramophone, the Radio, and the Noise of Neighbors

Karin Bijsterveld

in Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses how objective scientific standards have been unable to regulate noise emanating from gramophones and radios in the neighborhood. It finds that noise level-based legislation has ... More


Film, Gramophones and the Noise of Landscape in Dylan Thomas and Lynette Roberts

Zoë Skoulding

in Reading Dylan Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474411554
eISBN:
9781474459723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411554.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Part II of Lynette Roberts’s Gods with Stainless Ears (1951), a gramophone washed up on the south Wales seashore may be seen in the light of Roberts’s interest in film in a period which had, ... More


The Acousmatic Voice

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/9780199347841.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Applying the theory of acousmatic sound presented in chapters 4 and 5, this chapter analyzes the role of acousmatic sound in philosophical accounts of the voice, from Husserl to Žižek and Dolar. The ... More


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