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Toward an Associative Theory of Television Music

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 1 formulates a semiotic theory of television music based on Charles Peirce's theory as transmitted through John Fiske and his “codes of television” model. Fiske's televisual levels of ... More


“Beam Me Up, Scottie!”: Leitmotifs, Musical Topos, and Ascription in the Sci-Fi Drama

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter traces how television music imparts meaning from its borrowing of cinematic musical techniques, in particular, cinematic leitmotif. The televisual leitmotif, which often is derived from ... More


Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Ronald Rodman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music examines how music functioned as a narrative agent during the first 50 years of American television broadcasting. While television has ... More


The Golden Age of Special Sound

Louis Niebur

in Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter explores the unique form of British modernism that influenced the shift in the Radiophonic Workshop's output from abstract avant‐garde radio drama to electronic tonal music. Moving ... More


The Price of Success

Louis Niebur

in Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

In the 1980s, the Workshop composed hundreds of pop electronic incidental scores for successful, influential television programs such as Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and the ... More


Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Louis Niebur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This book chronicles how in the late 1950s, the BBC established Britain's own electronic music studio, the Radiophonic Workshop, in opposition to famous academic studios in Continental Europe and ... More


The Coming of the Synthesizers

Louis Niebur

in Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

In 1965 the first synthesizers arrived at the Workshop. Chapter 4 discusses the impact of their arrival, with a detailed discussion both of the features of these early synthesizers and of the ways ... More


The Second Golden Age

Louis Niebur

in Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Throughout the 1970s, synthesizers continually dropped in price while improving in design and ease of use; consequently, electronic music was no longer only within the financial range of universities ... More


Music Media Uses and Influences

Dan Laughey

in Music and Youth Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623808
eISBN:
9780748653034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623808.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how music media are used and become influential in various everyday contexts. Contrary to the majority of studies into youth subcultures, it details the extent to which ... More


The Controversy over Satellite Music Television in Contemporary Egypt

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Headlines regarding the maliciousness of music video clips became a familiar sight in the Egyptian and Arab press. The source of all the commotion over music television in Egypt is the launching of ... More


Musical Images and Imaginations: Tanzanian Music Videos

Kelly M. Askew

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In Tanzania, multiple musical and cultural trajectories creatively coexist in music videos to form this decade-old popular art form. Music videos, also called ‘music television’, have typically been ... More


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

Jamie Sexton (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is part of a series which aims to explore the area of ‘screen music’. Volume topics include multimedia music, music and television, Hollywood film music, and the music of Bollywood cinema. ... More


Toscanini, Ormandy, and the First Televised Orchestra Concert(s): The Networks and the Broadcasting of Musical Celebrity1

James Deaville

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

The first televised orchestral concerts in the United States took place on March 20, 1948, with Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra (NBC) and Ormandy the Philadelphia Orchestra (CBS). ... More


Consumption, Corporatization, and Youth in the 1980s

Timothy D. Taylor

in The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226791159
eISBN:
9780226791142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226791142.003.0126
Subject:
Music, Popular

Market segmentation in the 1980s was assisted by the advent of cable television. One of the earliest and most successful of all the early cable channels was Music Television (MTV), a cable television ... More


2005: The Second Wave

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the various activities and changes experienced by the MuzikMafia in 2005. These include Country Music Television’s broadcasting of MuzikMafia TV, a six-part television series ... More


The Machine Hums: Music, Special Sound, and the Spaces in Between

Louis Niebur

in Music and the Broadcast Experience: Performance, Production, and Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199314706
eISBN:
9780190619541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314706.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

In 1966, BBC2’s anthology series Out of the Unknown broadcast an adaptation of E. M. Forster’s 1909 novella “The Machine Stops,” a story in which humans have abandoned both personal interactions and ... More


Austin City Limits: A History

Tracey E. W. Laird

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199812417
eISBN:
9780199394319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812417.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Austin City Limits comprises nearly four decades of changes in civic identity, media, and in potential ways people experience musical meaning. This book acts as a prism pulling together the singular ... More


Big Screen, Little Screen

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the start of Mancini's successful television career. Although Mancini was no longer a staff composer at Universal, he still retained his studio pass, with which he could enter ... More


Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book argues that humanistic, not just technical, meaning is a basic force in music history and an indispensable factor in how, where, and when music is heard. The book draws on a broad range of ... More


The High Season on Television

Todd Decker

in Who Should Sing Ol' Man River?: The Lives of an American Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199389186
eISBN:
9780199389223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389186.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

“Ol’ Man River” was frequently heard on television during the height of the civil rights era—from roughly 1957 to the end of the 1960s. This chapter considers eleven televised versions performed by ... More


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