which I attach to the 'late style' of popular musicians and my positing of the late voice as a concept for which popular singers and songwriters provide especially compelling case studies, is intended to serve as an argument for the ...
Author: Richard Elliott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Popular music artists, as performers in the public eye, offer a privileged site for the witnessing and analysis of ageing and its mediation. The Late Voice undertakes such an analysis by considering issues of time, memory, innocence and experience in modern Anglophone popular song and the use by singers and songwriters of a 'late voice'. Lateness here refers to five primary issues: chronology (the stage in an artist's career); the vocal act (the ability to convincingly portray experience); afterlife (posthumous careers made possible by recorded sound); retrospection (how voices 'look back' or anticipate looking back); and the writing of age, experience, lateness and loss into song texts. There has been recent growth in research on ageing and the experience of later stages of life, focusing on physical health, lifestyle and psychology, with work in the latter field intersecting with the field of memory studies. The Late Voice seeks to connect age, experience and lateness with particular performers and performance traditions via the identification and analysis of a late voice in singers and songwriters of mid-late twentieth century popular music.
The Late Voice seeks to connect age, experience and lateness with particular performers and performance traditions via the identification and analysis of a late voice in singers and songwriters of mid-late twentieth century popular music.
Author: Richard Elliott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Popular music artists, as performers in the public eye, offer a privileged site for the witnessing and analysis of ageing and its mediation. The Late Voice will undertake such an analysis by considering issues of time, memory, innocence and experience in modern Anglophone popular song and the use by singers and songwriters of a 'late voice'. Lateness here refers to five primary issues: chronology (the stage in an artist's career); the vocal act (the ability to convincingly portray experience); afterlife (posthumous careers made possible by recorded sound); retrospection (how voices 'look back' or anticipate looking back); and the writing of age, experience, lateness and loss into song texts. There has been recent growth in research on ageing and the experience of later stages of life, focussing on physical health, lifestyle and psychology, with work in the latter field intersecting with the field of memory studies. The Late Voice seeks to connect age, experience and lateness with particular performers and performance traditions via the identification and analysis of a late voice in singers and songwriters of mid-late twentieth century popular music.
44 An insistence on tragedy's popular appeal should not, however, be confused with the claim that tragedy always aimed at the lowest common denominator or at a univocal response to any single theme: there is obviously more going on than ...
Author: Anna Marmodoro
Publisher: OUP Oxford
What significance does the voice or projected persona in which a text is written have for our understanding of the meaning of that text? This volume explores the persona of the author in antiquity, from Homer to late antiquity, taking into account both Latin and Greek authors from a range of disciplines. The thirteen chapters are divided into two main sections, the first of which focuses on the diverse forms of writing adopted by various ancient authors, and the different ways these forms were used to present and project an authorial voice. The second part of the volume considers questions regarding authority and ascription in relation to the authorial voice. In particular, it looks at how later readers - and later authors - may understand the authority of a text's author or supposed author. The volume contains chapters on pseudo-epigraphy and fictional letters, as well as the use of texts as authoritative in philosophical schools, and the ancient ascription of authorship to works of art.
Prayer and penance go hand in hand, not least in late medieval vernacular theology, and never without difficulty. I shall pay most attention here to the ... Confession is one of the most complex arts of voice in the later Middle Ages.
Author: David Lawton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
David Lawton approaches later medieval English vernacular culture in terms of voice. As texts and discourses shift in translation and in use from one language to another, antecedent texts are revoiced in ways that recreate them (as 'public interiorities') without effacing their history or future. The approach yields important insights into the voice work of late medieval poets, especially Langland and Chaucer, and also their fifteenth-century successors, who treat their work as they have treated their precursors. It also helps illuminate vernacular religious writing and its aspirations, and it addresses literary and cultural change, such as the effect of censorship and increasing political instability in and beyond the fifteenth century. Lawton also proposes his emphasis on voice as a literary tool of broad application, and his book has a bold and comparative sweep that encompasses the Pauline letters, Augustine's Confessions, the classical precedents of Virgil and Ovid, medieval contemporaries like Machaut and Petrarch, extra-literary artists like Monteverdi, later poets such as Wordsworth, Heaney and Paul Valéry, and moderns such as Jarry and Proust. What justifies such parallels, the author claims, is that late medieval texts constitute the foundation of a literary history of voice that extends to modernity. The book's energy is therefore devoted to the transformative reading of later medieval texts, in order to show their original and ongoing importance as voice work.
I miss the clear Fond voices which, being drawn and reconciled Into the music of Heaven's undefiled, ... To ''catch the early love in the late'' might even be to incorporate the vocal into Voice, face, and print in The Ring and the Book ...
Author: Ivan Kreilkamp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The nineteenth-century novel has always been regarded as a literary form pre-eminently occupied with the written word, but Ivan Kreilkamp shows it was deeply marked by and engaged with vocal performances and the preservation and representation of speech. He offers a detailed account of the many ways Victorian literature and culture represented the human voice, from political speeches, governesses' tales, shorthand manuals, and staged authorial performances in the early- and mid-century, to mechanically reproducible voice at the end of the century. Through readings of Charlotte Brontë, Browning, Carlyle, Conrad, Dickens, Disraeli and Gaskell, Kreilkamp re-evaluates critical assumptions about the cultural meanings of storytelling, and shows that the figure of the oral storyteller, rather than disappearing among readers' preference for printed texts, persisted as a character and a function within the novel. This 2005 study will change the way readers consider the Victorian novel and its many ways of telling stories.
The exercise remained vitally important throughout the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and into the time of such ... also very heavily relied upon during the Paris School's vocal period of the late 18th and early 19th centuries; ...
Author: Anthony Frisell
Publisher: Branden Books
This is a manual for the serious tenor voice student specializing for operatic soprano roles.
Each of these adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapies may affect the voice. occur years after therapy, with the left ... Stern et al described 3 cases of head and neck cancer patients who developed late vocal fold palsy postirradiation.
Author: Abdul-Latif Hamdan
Publisher: Plural Publishing
Dysphonia, or change in voice quality, can have a devastating effect on both the physical and emotional state of cancer patients. Meeting the vocal needs of cancer patients allows physicians to care for the entire patient and can have a dramatic impact on the overall quality of life of afflicted individuals. Non-Laryngeal Cancer and Voice explores the literature on voice problems in cancer patients, with a particular emphasis on how both the disease and treatment can affect the voice. This text offers valuable information for a range of professionals involved in treating patients with non-laryngeal cancer, including laryngologists, speech-language pathologists, singing specialists, oncologists, and surgeons, as well as patients. By providing comprehensive information on disease- and treatment-induced dysphonia, the book can also act as a resource for voice professionals who develop common cancers and want to understand the potential voice consequences of the cancer and its treatment. The initial three chapters of Non-Laryngeal Cancer and Voice provide basic information about the voice for non-laryngologists. Each of the remaining chapters focuses on a common type of cancer, such as lung cancer and breast cancer, and its unique effect on the voice.
Vocal training must include adequate comprehension about the nature and function of the laryngeal mechanism. ... the research on vocal injury within the professional singing population is limited primarily to the late adolescent, ...
One of the more dramatic is dysphonia, a clenching of the vocal cords across the windpipe that restricts phonation, ... But in the late 1970s, when she was approaching forty, Collins appeared in a musical in London, performing alongside ...
Author: John Colapinto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due. There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all—the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto. Beginning with the novel—and compelling—argument that our ability to speak is what made us the planet’s dominant species, he guides us from the voice’s beginnings in lungfish millions of years ago to its culmination in the talent of Pavoratti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beyoncé—and each of us, every day. Along the way, he shows us why the voice is the most efficient, effective means of communication ever devised: it works in all directions, in all weathers, even in the dark, and it can be calibrated to reach one other person or thousands. He reveals why speech is the single most complex and intricate activity humans can perform. He travels up the Amazon to meet the Piraha, a reclusive tribe whose singular language, more musical than any other, can help us hear how melodic principles underpin every word we utter. He heads up to Harvard to see how professional voices are helped and healed, and he ventures out on the campaign trail to see how demagogues wield their voices as weapons. As far-reaching as this book is, much of the delight of reading it lies in how intimate it feels. Everything Colapinto tells us can be tested by our own lungs and mouths and ears and brains. He shows us that, for those who pay attention, the voice is an eloquent means of communicating not only what the speaker means, but also their mood, sexual preference, age, income, even psychological and physical illness. It overstates the case only slightly to say that anyone who talks, or sings, or listens will find a rich trove of thrills in This Is the Voice.
Chapter seven, “The Voice of the Postmodern Stage,” seeks the reflection of poststructural and postmodern theories of voice in the vocal practices of late twentieth-century performances labeled postmodern. It focuses on five performers ...
Using a raised voice for long periods of time increases the loading of the vocal organs. Listeners have difficulties in speech identification as the late sound reflections of a phoneme overlap the next phonemes of the word.
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
A well-functioning voice is part of the professional skills needed in many occupations. Although voice is an important communication tool, it is more than that: it is something which reflects human identity. The need for speech and voice is growing in spite of increasing technology applications; even instruments and technical equipment are guided by voice. The number of people having voice problems is increasing, which implies that voice does not always function according to the speakers’ needs. Voice ergonomics has been developed for improving voice health and care. This book offers background knowledge and concrete guidelines on how to improve communication environments and practices for decreasing voice loading.
These films relied heavily on visual storytelling and narration, as the technology for portable sync sound did not yet exist. During the late 1950s, Robert Drew and Ricky Leacock pioneered the use of a crystal-sync motor that would ...
Author: Kelly Anderson
Publisher: CRC Press
Learn the creative and technical essentials of documentary filmmaking with Documentary Voice & Vision. This comprehensive work combines clear, up-to-date technical information, production techniques and gear descriptions with an understanding of how technical choices can create meaning and serve a director’s creative vision. Drawing on the authors’ years of experience as documentary filmmakers, and on interviews with a range of working professionals in the field, the book offers concrete and thoughtful guidance through all stages of production, from finding and researching ideas to production, editing and distribution. Documentary Voice & Vision will help students and aspiring filmmakers think though research and story structure, ethics, legal issues and aesthetics, as well as techniques from camera handling to lighting, sound recording and editing. The book explores a full range of production styles, from expository to impressionistic to observational, and provides an overview of contemporary distribution options. Documentary Voice & Vision is a companion text to Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production, and employs a similar style and approach to that classic text. This text is written from the perspective of documentary filmmakers, and includes myriad examples from the world of non-fiction filmmaking. A robust companion website featuring additional resources and interactive figures accompanies the book.
This chapter explores the female voice in a particular historical moment (the first half of the twentieth century) and in a ... From the earliest examples of musical notation to the experimental scores of the late twentieth century, ...
Author: Serena Facci
By integrating theoretical approaches to the female voice with the musicological investigation of female singers’ practices, the contributors to this volume offer fresh viewpoints on the material, symbolic and cultural aspects of the female voice in the twentieth century. Various styles and genres are covered, including Western art music, experimental composition, popular music, urban folk and jazz. The volume offers a substantial and innovative appraisal of the role of the female voice from the perspective of twentieth-century performance practices, the centrality of female singers’ experimentations and extended vocal techniques along with the process of the ‘subjectivisation’ of the voice.
``The Company She Keeps: Mechtild of Hackeborn in Late-Medieval Devotional Compilations.'' In Prophets Abroad, ed. Voaden, 51±69. ÐÐ . God's Words, Women's Voices: The Discernment of Spirits in the Writing of Late-Medieval Women ...
Author: Claire Lynn Sahlin
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Birgitta's religious authority considered, with regard to her prophetic mission and her authenticity as a medium of divine revelation in 14c Europe.
If in the ethnic autobiographies there was a listening to an inner voice , a finding of a style that synthesized ... Insofar as the late twentieth century is seeing a pluralization of cultures on a global scale , the juxtaposition of ...
TV program's skill used the voice of the late Alex Trebek to introduce the game and its categories. The voice of Alexa then spoke the game's questions in the form of answers. Amazon provides the app creator with a certain amount of free ...
Author: Joseph Turow
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Your voice as biometric data, and how marketers are using it to manipulate you Only three decades ago, it was inconceivable that virtually entire populations would be carrying around wireless phones wherever they went, or that peoples’ exact locations could be tracked by those devices. We now take both for granted. Even just a decade ago the idea that individuals’ voices could be used to identify and draw inferences about them as they shopped or interacted with retailers seemed like something out of a science fiction novel. Yet a new business sector is emerging to do exactly that. The first in-depth examination of the voice intelligence industry, The Voice Catchers exposes how artificial intelligence is enabling personalized marketing and discrimination through voice analysis. Amazon and Google have numerous patents pertaining to voice profiling, and even now their smart speakers are extracting and using voice prints for identification and more. Customer service centers are already approaching every caller based on what they conclude a caller’s voice reveals about that person’s emotions, sentiments, and personality, often in real time. In fact, many scientists believe that a person’s weight, height, age, and race, not to mention any illnesses they may have, can also be identified from the sound of that individual’s voice. Ultimately not only marketers, but also politicians and governments, may use voice profiling to infer personal characteristics for selfish interests and not for the benefit of a citizen or of society as a whole. Leading communications scholar Joseph Turow places the voice intelligence industry in historical perspective, explores its contemporary developments, and offers a clarion call for regulating this rising surveillance regime.
He had served in the armed forces during the war and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville on the GI Bill , before becoming a WLAC salesman in the late 1940s . While working at the station , the " Hossman , " as his classmates had ...
Author: William Barlow
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Looks at African Americans in the radio industry and at stations focusing on the African American market
“My conviction,” says Mr. Richardson, “is that there are no more defective voices than there are eyes and ears.” The Rev. W. J. Weekes, late Precentor of Rochester Cathedral, said of the Swanley boys:— “The smaller boys were first ...
Author: J. Spencer Curwen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Boy ́s Voice by J. Spencer Curwen
emotions, while their human cousins emulate the sound of the machine–suggesting that human and machine are, in their mimetic replications, becoming one another. Ultimately, the discussion leads to an evaluation of whether, in the voice ...
Author: Miriama Young
Singing the Body Electric explores the relationship between the human voice and technology, offering startling insights into the ways in which technological mediation affects our understanding of the voice, and more generally, the human body. From the phonautograph to magnetic tape and now to digital sampling, Miriama Young visits particular musical and literary works that define a century-and-a-half of recorded sound. She discusses the way in which the human voice is captured, transformed or synthesised through technology. This includes the sampled voice, the mechanical voice, the technologically modified voice, the pliable voice of the digital era, and the phenomenon by which humans mimic the sounding traits of the machine. The book draws from key electro-vocal works spanning a range of genres - from Luciano Berio's Thema: Omaggio a Joyce to Radiohead, from Alvin Lucier's I Am Sitting in a Room, to Björk, and from Pierre Henry's Variations on a Door and a Sigh to Christian Marclay's Maria Callas. In essence, this book transcends time and musical style to reflect on the way in which the machine transforms our experience of the voice. The chapters are interpolated by conversations with five composers who work creatively with the voice and technology: Trevor Wishart, Katharine Norman, Paul Lansky, Eduardo Miranda and Bora Yoon. This book is an interdisciplinary enterprise that combines music aesthetics and musical analysis with literature and philosophy.
During my first year in Oklahoma, I became interested in the work of a famous voice teacher, the late Inez Lunsford Silberg, who taught at Oklahoma City University. Several of her current and former students were building successful ...
Author: W. Stephen Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In The Naked Voice, W. Stephen Smith invites all singers to improve their vocal technique through his renowned and time-tested wholistic method. Focusing not only on the most important technical, but also on the often overlooked psychological and spiritual elements of learning to sing, his book allows readers to develop their own full and individual identities as singers. With philosophies and techniques drawn from a lifetime of teaching voice, Smith demonstrates how one can reveal the true unique sound of one's own voice by singing with the whole self. The master's method, presented in concrete and comprehensible terms with helpful illustrations, is enhanced by a CD containing exercises performed by singers from Smith's own studio-singers whose talent and training bring them across the country and around the world. The clear and easy style of The Naked Voice welcomes the reader into Smith's teaching studio, and into conversation with Smith himself as he presents the six simple and elegant exercises that form the core of his method. These exercises provide a foundation for free singing, and lead singers through the step-by-step process of mastering the technique. Throughout, Smith speaks sympathetically and encouragingly to the singer in search of an unencumbered and effective approach to the art. The Naked Voice is a must-read for all singers, giving teachers and students, amateurs and professionals, access to the methods and concepts that have earned Smith his reputation as one of the most highly-sought-after vocal instructors in the international arena today.