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Bird census and survey techniques

Richard D. Gregory, David W. Gibbons, and Paul F. Donald

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on field survey and census techniques, the difference between one-off surveys and long-term year-on-year monitoring of birds in particular study areas. It is concerned with ... More


“You Were Meant for Me”

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Broadway Melody, produced by MGM, is the first true musical film. Unlike other films preceding (and following it), it was constructed with meticulous care directed toward both ... More


The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century

Susan Zieger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279821
eISBN:
9780823281589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The latter half of the nineteenth century witnessed a mass media revolution in the widespread explosion of print; this book shows how the habits of consuming printed ephemera are still with us, even ... More


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:
10.1093/0199241589.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Musical works can be for live performance, for studio performance, or for playback, not performance. The ‘thinner’ the work, the less the work determines details of its accurate instances, but even ... More


Popular Music as Film Music

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/9780195327632.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the interaction between music and film in India, particularly the intense and symbiotic relationships between popular film and popular music. It evaluates the impact of the ... More


Pop Music, Multimedia and Live Performance

Jem Kelly

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes the ‘inter-medial’ pop concert, where live performance is combined with virtual representations of some kind, and it looks at how these can impact on what actually constitutes ... More


Tracking and Mixing

Albin J. Zak III

in The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks, Making Records

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218093
eISBN:
9780520928152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218093.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates issues surrounding the process of getting music onto tape, from initial performance to mixdown. There is a wide range of possible approaches to the recording/mixing sequence. ... More


Gender, Bawdiness, and Bodily Voices: Bombay Cinema’s Audiovisual Contract and the ‘Ethnic’ Woman

Pavitra Sundar

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the singer Ila Arun to elucidate how economic ‘liberalisation’ transformed the Indian cultural landscape in the 1990s, dramatically altering representations of women in Bombay ... More


“Dreaming True”: Playback, Immediacy, and “Du Maurierness”

Susan Zieger

in The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279821
eISBN:
9780823281589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279821.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter four explores the phenomenon of “playback,” emerging into 1880s culture through the phonograph, as a wider fantasy of consumer and personal mastery. This fantasy was rooted in the ... More


Unknown Publics

Susan Zieger

in The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279821
eISBN:
9780823281589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279821.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The conclusion reviews the five central components through which the book has posited connections between nineteenth- and twenty-first century habits of media consumption. It shows how “addiction” ... More


A Moment of Historical Conjuncture in Mumbai: Playback Singers, Music Directors, and Arrangers and the Creation of Hindi Song (1948–1952)

Gregory D. Booth

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/9780199928835.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

In the five years following Indian independence, from roughly 1948 to 1952, many incremental changes and other, still more recent developments coalesced into a set of sonic, stylistic, industrial, ... More


On Nightingales and Moonlight: Songcrafting Femininity in Malluwood

Kaley Mason

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/9780199928835.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

Affectionately known as Malluwood, the Malayalam film industry is the primary producer of popular music in the South Indian state of Kerala. As in other commercial cinema industries of South Asia, ... More


The Remarkable Career of L. R. Eswari

Amanda Weidman

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/9780824869861.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Song sequences in Indian popular cinema play a central role in organizing affect and desire through imagery and sound. These songs feature the voices of “playback” singers, so named because their ... More


Audio and Video Recording and Playback Equipment1

in Technology Change and the Rise of New Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783859
eISBN:
9780804784924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783859.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of the discontinuities of audio and video recording and playback equipment. It explores the history of magnetic recording and playback equipment to explore ... More


Prosthetic Desires

Ivan Raykoff

in Dreams of Love: Playing the Romantic Pianist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892679
eISBN:
9780199369669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892679.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

If a pianist’s hands represent phallic power, damage to the hands implies a crisis of masculinity, the loss of a hand a symbolic castration. The trope of a pianist’s injured or severed hand has ... More


Predation and aposematism

Tim Caro

in Zebra Stripes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411019
eISBN:
9780226411156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411156.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Species that are toxic, unpalatable or well defended often advertise themselves with contrasting colors. This is called aposematism. In mammals examples include skunks and porcupines. Therefore it is ... More


Opera in Synch: Deanna Durbin and Musical Playback

Jennifer Fleeger

in Mismatched Women: The Siren's Song Through the Machine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936892
eISBN:
9780199389971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936892.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Beginning in 1936, teenaged Deanna Durbin made twenty-one features for Universal Pictures before retiring from the screen in 1948. Durbin’s second feature, One Hundred Men and a Girl, used ... More


Her Majestic Voice: South Indian Female Playback Singers and Stardom, 1945–1955

Kiranmayi Indraganti

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463565
eISBN:
9780199086559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the ways in which the Indian film industry between 1945 and 1955 welcomed a series of shifts to include the female film song performers or playback singers in the process of film ... More


“But My Heart Is Still Indian”: Film Songs of the Early Post-Colonial Era

Jayson Beaster-Jones

in Bollywood Sounds: The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199993468
eISBN:
9780190200701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993468.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on nationalism in Hindi film songs. After a song analysis, the chapter addresses the deep ambivalence about the cosmopolitanism of film song in India’s early post-colonial ... More


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