The Sound Studies Reader

Author: Jonathan Sterne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113576235X

Category: Music

Page: 576

View: 2333

The Sound Studies Reader blends recent work that self-consciously describes itself as ‘sound studies’ along with earlier and lesser-known scholarship on sound from across the humanities and social sciences. The Sound Studies Reader touches on key themes like noise and silence; architecture, acoustics and space; media and reproducibility; listening, voices and disability; culture, community, power and difference; and shifts in the form and meaning of sound across cultures, contexts and centuries. Writers reflect on crucial historical moments, difficult definitions, and competing accounts of the role of sound in culture and everyday life. Across the essays, readers will gain a sense of the range and history of key debates and discussions in sound studies. The collection begins with an introduction to welcome novice readers to the field and acquaint them the main issues in sound studies. Individual section introductions give readers further background on the essays and an extensive up to date bibliography for further reading in sound studies make this an original and accessible guide to the field. Contributors: Rick Altman, Jacques Attali, Roland Barthes, Jody Berland, Karin Bijsterveld, Barry Blesser, Georgina Born, Michael Bull, Adriana Cavarero, Michel Chion, Kate Crawford, Richard Cullen Rath, Jacques Derrida, Mladen Dolar, John Durham Peters, Kodwo Eshun, Frantz Fanon, Lisa Gitelman, Gerard Goggin, Steve Goodman, Stefan Helmreich, Michelle Hilmes, Charles Hirschkind, Shuhei Hosokawa, Don Ihde, Douglas Kahn, Friedrich Kittler, Brandon LaBelle, James Lastra, Richard Leppert, Michèle Martin, Louise Meintjes, Mara Mills, John Mowitt, R. Murray Schafer, Ana María Ochoa Gautier, John Picker, Benjamin Piekut, Trevor Pinch, Tara Rodgers, Linda-Ruth Salter, Jacob Smith, Jason Stanyek, Jonathan Sterne, Emily Thompson, Frank Trocco, Michael Veal, Alexander Weheliye

The Sound Studies Reader

Author: Jonathan Sterne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415771307

Category: Music

Page: 566

View: 5195

"The Sound Studies Reader is a groundbreaking anthology blending recent work that self-consciously describes itself as 'sound studies' with earlier and lesser known scholarship on sound. The collection begins with an introduction to welcome novice readers to the field and acquaint them with key themes and concepts in sound studies. Individual section introductions give readers further background on the essays and an extensive up to date bibliography for further reading in 'sound studies' make this an original and accessible guide to the field"--

Sound Studies: Traditionen - Methoden - Desiderate

Eine Einführung

Author: Holger Schulze

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839408946

Category: Music

Page: 316

View: 7423

Was höre ich - jetzt? Wie höre ich in diesem Raum oder auf diesem Platz? Die Buchreihe Sound Studies möchte ein Sprechen aus, mit und über Klang eröffnen - über Fach- und Methodengrenzen hinweg, über die Grenzen wissenschaftlichen Sprechens hinaus. Es werden Fragen gestellt nach dem gegenwärtigen, historischen und künftigen Leben von Menschen und Tieren mit Dingen und Lauten; nach den Sounds, die sie gestalten, durch die sie handeln und fremde wie auch vermeintlich vertraute Kulturen erkunden. Der erste Band bietet eine Einführung in Traditionen, aktuelle künstlerische Ansätze und gegenwärtige Methoden - eine allgemeine Einführung in das Forschungsfeld Sound Studies, welches quer zu etablierten Disziplinen und Ausdrucksformen liegt. Er versammelt Texte zu historischen Beispielen der elektronischen Musik, des Radios und der Netzmusik, zu funktionalen Klängen, zur Akustischen Architektur, zur Pop- und Medienmusikwissenschaft, zu medienhistorischen Betrachtungen von Zeit und Klang, zur akustischen Markenkommunikation und zu experimentell-künstlerischen Ansätzen. Mit Beiträgen von Sam Auinger, Roger Behrens, Diedrich Diederichsen, Florian Dombois, Wolfgang Ernst, Golo Föllmer, Thomas Hermann, Daniel Ott, Holger Schulze, Martin Supper, Elena Ungeheuer, Carl-Frank Westermann u.v.a.m.

The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

Author: Trevor Pinch,Karin Bijsterveld

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195388941

Category: Music

Page: 593

View: 8926

Written by the world's leading scholars and researchers in the emerging field of sound studies, The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies offers new and fully engaging perspectives on the significance of sound in its material and cultural forms. The book considers sounds and music as experienced in such diverse settings as shop floors, laboratories, clinics, design studios, homes, and clubs, across an impressively broad range of historical periods and national and cultural contexts.Science has traditionally been understood as a visual matter, a study which has historically been undertaken with optical technologies such as slides, graphs, and telescopes. This book questions that notion powerfully by showing how listening has contributed to scientific practice. Sounds have always been a part of human experience, shaping and transforming the world in which we live in ways that often go unnoticed. Sounds and music, the authors argue, are embedded in the fabric of everyday life, art, commerce, and politics in ways which impact our perception of the world. Through an extraordinarily diverse set of case studies, authors illustrate how sounds -- from the sounds of industrialization, to the sounds of automobiles, to sounds in underwater music and hip-hop, to the sounds of nanotechnology -- give rise to new forms listening practices. In addition, the book discusses the rise of new public problems such as noise pollution, hearing loss, and the "end" of the amateur musician that stem from the spread and appropriation of new sound- and music-related technologies, analog and digital, in many domains of life.Rich in vivid and detailed examples and compelling case studies, and featuring a companion website of listening samples, this remarkable volume boldly challenges readers to rethink the way they hear and understand the world.

Die Ordnung der Klänge

eine Kulturgeschichte des Hörens

Author: Raymond Murray Schafer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783795707163

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 1821


Klingende Eklats

Skandal und Neue Musik

Author: Anna Schürmer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839439833

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 8682

Der klingende Eklat ist mehr als der Pfeffer musikhistorischer Narrationen. Vielmehr ist der Musikskandal ein kultureller Störfall und ein ästhetisches Ereignis. Er überschreitet nicht nur die künstlerischen und moralischen Grenzen des guten Tons, sondern greift zudem gesellschaftliche Normen auf und an. Anna Schürmer analysiert diese Verschränkung und nutzt das interdisziplinäre Potential, das der klingende Eklat als konfliktiver Seismograf sozialer Problem- wie ästhetischer Experimentierfelder bereithält. An der Schnittstelle von Geschichts- und Musikwissenschaften fokussiert die medienkulturwissenschaftlich inspirierte Studie den prismatischen Gegenstand des klingenden Eklats vor dem akustischen Hintergrund nicht nur der musikalischen Moderne.

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Author: Michael Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131752425X

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 567

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies cover such diverse topics as politics, gender, media, race, literature and sport. Individual sections that consider the importance of sound in an increasingly mediated world; the role that sound media play in the construction of experience; and the ways in which sound has been theorized to produce a distinctive sensory contribution to knowledge. This wide-ranging and vibrant collection provides a rich resource for scholars and students of media and culture.

Digital Sound Studies

Author: Mary Caton Lingold,Darren Mueller,Whitney Trettien

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822371995

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 9736

The digital turn has created new opportunities for scholars across disciplines to use sound in their scholarship. This volume’s contributors provide a blueprint for making sound central to research, teaching, and dissemination. They show how digital sound studies has the potential to transform silent, text-centric cultures of communication in the humanities into rich, multisensory experiences that are more inclusive of diverse knowledges and abilities. Drawing on multiple disciplines—including rhetoric and composition, performance studies, anthropology, history, and information science—the contributors to Digital Sound Studies bring digital humanities and sound studies into productive conversation while probing the assumptions behind the use of digital tools and technologies in academic life. In so doing, they explore how sonic experience might transform our scholarly networks, writing processes, research methodologies, pedagogies, and knowledges of the archive. As they demonstrate, incorporating sound into scholarship is thus not only feasible but urgently necessary. Contributors. Myron M. Beasley, Regina N. Bradley, Steph Ceraso, Tanya Clement, Rebecca Dowd Geoffroy-Schwinden, W. F. Umi Hsu, Michael J. Kramer, Mary Caton Lingold, Darren Mueller, Richard Cullen Rath, Liana M. Silva, Jonathan Sterne, Jennifer Stoever, Jonathan W. Stone, Joanna Swafford, Aaron Trammell, Whitney Trettien

Sounds of Modern History

Auditory Cultures in 19th- and 20th-Century Europe

Author: Daniel Morat

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782384227

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5040

Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in auditory cultures and practices in European societies. This change was brought about by modern phenomena such as urbanization, industrialization and mechanization, the rise of modern sciences, and of course the emergence of new sound recording and transmission media. This book contributes to our understanding of modern European history through the lens of sound by examining diverse subjects such as performed and recorded music, auditory technologies like the telephone and stethoscope, and the ambient noise of the city.

The Popular Music Studies Reader

Author: Andy Bennett,Barry Shank,Jason Toynbee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307109

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 674

The Popular Music Studies Reader maps the changing nature of popular music over the last decade and considers how popular music studies has expanded and developed to deal with these changes. A wide range of international contributors featuring some of the biggest names in popular music and cultural studies including Philip Auslander, Paul Gilroy and Kodwo Eshun and discuss: * the increasing participation of women in the industry * the changing role of gender and sexuality in popular music * the role of new technologies, especially in production and distribution * the changing nature of the relationship between music production and consumption. The Popular Music Studies Reader places popular music in its cultural context, looks at the significance of popular music in our everyday lives, and examines the global nature of the music industry.

Schlüsselwerke der Science & Technology Studies

Author: Diana Lengersdorf,Matthias Wieser

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531194550

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 1229

Die Science & Technology Studies sind ein interdisziplinäres und vor allem internationales Forschungsfeld, das sich mit den Wechselverhältnissen von Wissenschaft, Technik und Gesellschaft beschäftigt. In Theorie und Empirie erforschen sie die zunehmende Verwissenschaftlichung von Technik und Gesellschaft, die Technisierung von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft sowie die Vergesellschaftung von Wissenschaft und Technik. Mit der Fokussierung auf ‚Wissenschaft und Technik in Aktion‘ ist die Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung gegenüber der Einhegung diverser Erkenntniszugänge skeptisch und sensibel gegenüber der In und Exklusion verschiedener Gruppen und Akteure innerhalb wissenschaftlicher Diskurse. Der vorliegende Band der „Schlüsselwerke der Science & Technology Studies“ leistet einen Beitrag, die Perspektiven der Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum sichtbarer zu machen und inhaltliche Impulse für Studium, Lehre und Forschung zu bieten.


The Meaning of a Format

Author: Jonathan Sterne

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352877

Category: Computers

Page: 341

View: 9289

Jonathan Sterne shows that understanding the historical meaning of the MP3, the world's most common format for recorded audio, involves rethinking the place of digital technologies in the broader universe of twentieth-century communication history.

Soziologie und Sozialkritik

Frankfurter Adorno-Vorlesungen 2008

Author: Luc Boltanski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518585467


Page: 230

View: 6072


The Improvisation Studies Reader

Spontaneous Acts

Author: Ajay Heble,Rebecca Caines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136187138

Category: Music

Page: 462

View: 9851

Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical approaches to performance. The Improvisation Studies Reader draws together the works of key artists and thinkers from a range of disciplines, including theatre, music, literature, film, and dance. Divided by keywords into eight sections, this book bridges the gaps between these fields. The book includes case studies, exercises, graphic scores and poems in order to produce a teaching and research resource that identifies central themes in improvisation studies. The sections include: Listening Trust/Risk Flow Dissonance Responsibility Liveness Surprise Hope Each section of the Reader is introduced by a newly commissioned think piece by a key figure in the field, which opens up research questions reflecting on the keyword in question. By placing key theoretical and classic texts in conversation with cutting-edge research and artists’ statements, this book answers the urgent questions facing improvising artists and theorists in the mediatized Twenty-First Century.

Living Stereo

Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound

Author: Paul Théberge,Kyle Devine,Tom Everrett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623565510

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 6805

Stereo is everywhere. The whole culture and industry of music and sound became organized around the principle of stereophony during the twentieth century. But nothing about this-not the invention or acceptance or ubiquity of stereo-was inevitable. Nor did the aesthetic conventions, technological objects, and listening practices required to make sense of stereo emerge fully formed, out of the blue. This groundbreaking book uncovers the vast amount of work that has been required to make stereo seem natural, and which has been necessary to maintain stereo's place as a dominant mode of sound reproduction for over half a century. The essays contained within this book are thematically grouped under (Audio) Positions, Listening Cultures, and Multichannel Sound and Screen Media; the cumulative effect is to advance research in music, sound, and media studies and to build new bridges between the fields. With contributions from leading scholars across several disciplines, Living Stereo re-tells the history of twentieth-century aural and musical culture through the lens of stereophonic sound.


Noise / Geräusch in Kultur, Medien und Wissenschaften seit 1900 (unter Mitarbeit von Innokentij Kreknin)

Author: Sylvia Mieszkowski,Sigrid Nieberle

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839425344

Category: Music

Page: 380

View: 6747

Kultur, Medien, Wissenschaften sind maßgeblich von Geräuschen bestimmt. Als Interferenzen und »noise« sind un-intendierte, un-sinnige, un-erwünschte Laute traditionell das Gegenteil von sprachlicher und musikalischer Sinnstiftung - auch in jüngerer Forschung. Doch das konzentrierte interdisziplinäre 'Hin-Hören' auf solche negierten Laute, also Un-Laute, lässt bisher unerkannte Strukturen zutage treten, deren Analysepotenzial für die Kulturwissenschaften derzeit kaum zu überschätzen ist. Die Beiträge des Bandes konzentrieren sich besonders auf das 20. Jahrhundert, seit die technischen Möglichkeiten der Schallaufzeichnung spezifische Dispositive hervorgebracht haben.

Das geschulte Ohr

Eine Kulturgeschichte der Sonifikation

Author: Andi Schoon,Axel Volmar

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420490

Category: Music

Page: 326

View: 1134

Wie klingt der menschliche Körper? Wie ein rundlaufender Motor - oder wie ein unterseeisches Objekt? Akustische Medien erlauben es nicht nur, Klänge zu speichern und zu übertragen. Sie ermöglichen es auch, bislang vermeintlich stille Phänomene hörbar zu machen. Der vierte Band der »Sound Studies« widmet sich der Frage: Wie entstehen neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und ästhetische Formen durch geschulte Ohren und akustische Darstellung? Die Herausgeber legen damit eine erste umfassende Kulturgeschichte der Sonifikation in deutscher Sprache vor.

Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

Author: Matthew Rubery,Reader in Nineteenth-Century Literature Matthew Rubery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136733337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 7601

This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the evolution of our reading practices since this remarkable invention. Some questions addressed by the collection include: How does auditory literature adapt printed texts? What skills in close listening are necessary for its reception? What are the social consequences of new listening technologies? In sum, the essays gathered together by this collection explore the extent to which the audiobook enables us not just to hear literature but to hear it in new ways. Bringing together a set of reflections on the enrichments and impoverishments of the reading experience brought about by developments in sound technology, this collection spans the earliest adaptations of printed texts into sound by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and other novelists from the late nineteenth century to recordings by contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison and Barack Obama at the turn of the twenty-first century. As the voices gathered here suggest, it is time to give a hearing to one of the most talked about new media of the past century.