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Radio Drama and the Birth of Electronic Music

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/9780195368406.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

For lowbrow comedy, children's science fiction, and experimental Third Programme broadcasts, the gradual addition of electronic noise in sound effects technicians' arsenal in the 1950s offered new ... More


INTERLUDE

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/9780199347841.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

After presenting the objection in chapter 1 that Schaeffer’s theory is phantasmagoric, and developing a history and theory of acousmatic phantasmagoria in chapter 4, this interlude poses the ... More


Turning Words into Sounds: Samuel Beckett’s Repetition and the Tape Recorder

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/9780813056074.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 6 investigates the auditory narrative that is created through Samuel Beckett’s repetition. As Beckett started to repeat and loop phrases in his second novel, Watt (1953), the French radio ... More


Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Brian Kane

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Sound Unseen explores acousmatic sound—a sound that one hears without seeing its cause. Pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrète, in his Traité des objets musicaux, first popularized the ... More


Pierre Schaeffer, the Sound Object, and the Acousmatic Reduction

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/9780199347841.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrète, turned to phenomenology when attempting to ground a new field of research known as acousmatics (l’acousmatique). This chapter traces the historical ... More


Musique Concrète Étude (Intermediate)

Robert Willey

in The Music Technology Cookbook: Ready-Made Recipes for the Classroom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197523889
eISBN:
9780197523926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523889.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter describes a lesson in which students create a one-minute piece of electronic music by editing, looping, reversing, changing pitch, changing speed, and spatializing a recording of a ... More


(Quietly) Noisy Images: Sonic Landscapes, Audiotape and ‘the New Musicality’

Matilde Nardelli

in Antonioni and the Aesthetics of Impurity: Remaking the Image in the 1960s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444040
eISBN:
9781474490573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444040.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relation between sound and image in Antonioni’s films of the 1960s. It considers how the ostensibly quieter films of the 1960s – in which dialogue becomes sparser and from ... More


Musicalized Sound Design and the Erotics of Cinema

Danijela Kulezic-Wilson

in Sound Design is the New Score: Theory, Aesthetics, and Erotics of the Integrated Soundtrack

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190855314
eISBN:
9780190855352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855314.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 4 explores the sensuous dimension of contemporary soundtracks through examples of soundtrack musicality drawn from diegetic sounds such as physical activities, walking, or environmental ... More


Sights and Sounds of the Moving Mind: The Visionary Soundtracks of Stan Brakhage

Eric Smigel

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

American experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage revolutionised independent cinema by cultivating a new poetic idiom designed to document the subjective vision of the eye behind the camera. Committed to ... More


Le Corps Sonore

Julian Johnson

in Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233273
eISBN:
9780190233303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233273.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The repudiation of Classical grammars in Modernism, especially in electronic music and musique concrète, reasserts the primacy of sound in music. But the tension between tone and the patterns of its ... More


Electronic Music

Thomas Siwe

in Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043130
eISBN:
9780252052019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043130.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

With the end of World War II came the rebirth of European radio. Government stations in both France and Germany established experimental studios for research, from which arose a new kind of music, ... More


Meaning and Musicality: Sound-Image Relations in the Films of John Smith

Andy Birtwistle

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter critically reappraises the work of the British experimental filmmaker John Smith, drawing on analyses of key films and interview material to explore his use of sound, music and voice. ... More


Sound Hunt (Intermediate)

V. J. Manzo

in The Music Technology Cookbook: Ready-Made Recipes for the Classroom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197523889
eISBN:
9780197523926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523889.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Interesting rhythmic and pitched sounds exist all around us. This experiential compositional activity designed for middle school students calls for the identification of “interesting” sounds found in ... More


Audiovisual Dissonance in Found-Footage Film

Holly Rogers

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing on ideas of the Surrealist automatic and filmic détournement, artists working with found footage are able to construct new meanings and aesthetics by deconstructing completed audiovisual ... More


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