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Place and Music: Local Opera in Shanghai, 1912–49

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter develops the historical consideration of Shanghai opera begun in Chapter 1, looking now at huju in mid-20th-century Shanghai. Other than the appearance of female performers, in the ... More


A Brief History of the Sonic Flux

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter develops the notion of the sonic flux and charts the various ways it has been captured by human beings. Through a critical reading of historical accounts by Jacques Attali and Chris ... More


Places and Tools

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/9780520218093.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter deals with the influence of electronic devices and architectural spaces on both the creative process and the finished work. All recorded sound has an aesthetic dimension to it. It is ... More


The Symbolic and the Real: Phonography from Music to Sound

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter extends the analysis of the previous chapter, focusing on the ways that phonography challenges humanist and idealist conceptions of sonic production, meaning, and listening. Developing ... More


Tangible Evidence

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

A half of a year into the search, the team had sound recordings of putative ivorybills and Rolek and Hicks had seen the birds and documented their sightings in writing. But skeptics were demanding ... More


Writing Records

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/9780520218093.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides a brief historical sketch of the changes that sound recording has brought to the conception of music and how these affected the development of rock. Composers have relied upon ... More


“His Master’s Voice”: The Victor Talking Machine Company and the Social Reconstruction of the Phonograph

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The history of the phonograph clearly demonstrates important ways in which economic and cultural forces have shaped technological inventions in the world. In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the first ... More


Hills, Dales, and the Jaguaribe Valley: Carnauba Wax at the Dawn of Recorded Sound

Michael B. Silvers

in Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042089
eISBN:
9780252050831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042089.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is a commodity biography of drought-resistant carnauba wax from northeastern Brazil and primarily concerns the fabrication of wax cylinders and 78-RPM records in the early years of sound ... More


Voices in the Wilderness

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

By February, the search crew was frustrated by their failure to photograph an ivorybill despite repeated encounters with the birds. The searchers were also concerned because they had not heard the ... More


The Criminalization of Piracy

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the united front put up by composers, musicians, and record labels against the common foe of rampant piracy. It considers the Supreme Court's endorsement of the new property ... More


Discourses of Recorded Sound: Technologies, Production, Listening, and Conceptualization

Mads Walther-Hansen

in Making Sense of Recordings: How Cognitive Processing of Recorded Sound Works

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197533901
eISBN:
9780197533949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533901.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter looks at descriptions of sound across texts and across historical contexts. Starting from the invention of the phonograph through multitrack recording to digital audio, the chapter ... More


Foreign Music and the Emergence of Phonography

David Brackett

in Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter two begins around 1900 with a discussion of the United States music industry in the early days of sound recording, which is examined for its impact on the categorization of popular music, and ... 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


Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Michael Jarrett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In histories of music and audio technologies, and particularly in narratives about jazz, record producers tend to fall by the wayside. They're seldom acknowledged and generally unknown. But without ... More


The Myth of Perfect Fidelity

Melle Jan Kromhout

in The Logic of Filtering: How Noise Shapes the Sound of Recorded Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190070137
eISBN:
9780190070175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070137.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 1 gives a brief history of the noise of sound media from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, tracing the development of different concepts of noise in dialogue with and ... More


My Quandary

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

With a growing certainty that his team had found Ivory-billed Woodpeckers along the Choctawhatchee River in Florida, Hill has to decide how to follow up on the sightings. One option is to contact the ... More


The Mule

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter takes up the narrative of the search, covering activities in January. Rolek and Swiston are living in tents in the swamp, and Hill is coming down every other week to pick up sound ... More


America

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Events in America after the Second World War followed quite different paths from those in Europe, primarily because of a lack of institutional support during the early years. Indeed, until the ... More


Music, Machines, and Monopoly

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the evolution of piracy, the music industry, and legal thought about what constitutes property and theft. It examines a number of questions such as what counts as music and ... 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


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