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Present and future trends: analytical strategies and problems

Gilberto Artioli

in Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage: An introduction to the application of materials science to archaeometry and conservation science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199548262
eISBN:
9780191723308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Present trends in the analytical characterization of cultural heritage materials are briefly reviewed, including the use of microbeams, portable instrumentation, non-invasive investigations, and ... More


Chapter Four Thinking with the Ear: Strayhorn’s Musical Fingerprints

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter brings up the various distinctive techniques in Strayhorn’s composing and arranging. These include through-composed forms with developmental sections and integrated introductions, ... More


Music for 18 Musicians (1976)

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/9780195151152.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a program note for the first performance at New York Town Hall on April 24, 1976. Music for 18 Musicians is approximately 55 minutes long. The first sketches were made for it in ... More


Elements of Musical Works

Stephen Davies

in Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241583
eISBN:
9780191597329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241589.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Not all musical works have sound structures organized to the same hierarchical level (for instance, some lack tonality and themes) and many aspects of higher musical structure resist reduction to ... More


1670–1700: The Spread of the ‘French Hoboye’

Bruce Haynes

in The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337259
eISBN:
9780199864225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337259.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By 1668, the hautboy was unknown outside of France. But almost immediately it caught on everywhere else. By the end of the century, there were few places of political power in Europe where the ... More


Toward a New Dimension: Exploring the Nanoscale

Anne Marcovich and Terry Shinn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198714613
eISBN:
9780191782923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714613.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Over the past thirty years, the number of investigations of objects at the nanoscale has rocketed. Nanoscale scientific research, while powerfully affecting the amount and orientation of knowledge, ... More


Distortion Factors in the ECG

Jaakko Malmivuo

in Bioelectromagnetism: Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195058239
eISBN:
9780199847839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058239.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

It has been observed that uncorrected lead systems evince a considerable amount of distortion affecting the quality of the ECG signal. In the corrected lead systems many of these factors are ... More


Gustav Theodore Holst (1874–1934)

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0070
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter pays tribute to Gustav Theodore Holst, composer, whose original name was Gustavus Theodore von Holst. At an early age Holst began to learn the violin and the pianoforte. His favourite ... More


Visual instrumentation for use with visually deficient children: the Point Mobile

Serge Portalier and François Vital-Durand

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

In the study presented in this chapter the concept of instrumentation is applied to the deficient visual system of visually handicapped infants to explore the extent to which the use of poor vision ... More


Berlioz II: (Portraits et souvenirs, Société d’edition artistique, 1899, 2–14)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Berlioz as a paradox made flesh. If there is one quality that cannot be denied in his works, and which his most determined enemies have never contested, it is the brilliance, ... More


The Progressive Rock Style The Music

Edward Macan

in Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098884
eISBN:
9780199853236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098884.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the progressive rock style as it emerged during its “golden age” of roughly 1970 to 1976. It shows that the progressive rock style is indebted to the classical tradition in the ... More


Stokes’s Optics 2: Other Phenomena in Light

Olivier Darrigol

in George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198822868
eISBN:
9780191861321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822868.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter continues the previous one in studying Stokes’s contributions to physical optics. He opened up a new research field and destroyed an old Newtonian dogma of the immutability of simple ... More


New York City Big Band Scenes

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Big bands form an arena in which views on many issues in jazz today are expressed and acted out. This chapter explores some of New York's many jazz venues, considering such basic issues as the size ... More


Preparation

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the preparations Miles Davis took to record Bitches Brew. Davis was obsessed with getting the right musicians and instrumentation. As a result, his final roster was mainly ... More


Afterword: The Many Uses of Climate Change

Mike Hulme

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This afterword draws together insights from all of the chapters around themes of causation, representation, and instrumentalism. It explores the role of climate as an index, as embodied in the term ... More


Later Musical Idioms

Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow

in Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199898312
eISBN:
9780199345526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter deals with military music as concert music in the second half of the nineteenth century. It deals with the motivations that led to the use of military bands in public parks and the ... More


Cloud Properties from In-situ and Remote-sensing Measurements: Capability and Limitations

George A. Isaac and K. Sebastian Schmidt

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter reviews the current in-situ and remote-sensing instrumentation, and discusses some problems and limitations such as instrument calibrations, expected accuracy, software analysis ... More


Molecular Biotechnology

Lawrence E. Hunter

in The Processes of Life: An Introduction to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013055
eISBN:
9780262255288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013055.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter focuses on molecular biotechnology. It describes how molecular instrumentation works and then describes some model organisms used in biological experimentation. These organisms include ... More


Scientific Observing

in Scientific Perspectivism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292120
eISBN:
9780226292144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292144.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

No one questions that the claims of contemporary scientists are in some sense based on the observation of nature. The problem is how to understand the scientific process of observing nature. The ... More


Science, ICTs, and the Imagining of Change

Christine Hine

in Systematics as Cyberscience: Computers, Change, and Continuity in Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083713
eISBN:
9780262275408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083713.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter consists of five sections, each one having a special role. The first section examines the development of new technological elements and the instrumentation of cyberscience; the second ... More


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