The Oxford Handbook of Timbre

The Oxford Handbook of Timbre

"With essays covering an array of topics including ancient Homeric texts, contemporary sound installations, violin mutes, birdsong, and cochlear implants, this volume reveals the richness of what it means to think and talk about timbre and ...

Author: Emily I. Dolan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190637224

Category: Music

Page: 740

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"With essays covering an array of topics including ancient Homeric texts, contemporary sound installations, violin mutes, birdsong, and cochlear implants, this volume reveals the richness of what it means to think and talk about timbre and the materiality of the experience of sound"--
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The Oxford Handbook of Timbre

The Oxford Handbook of Timbre

Standard definitions of timbre associate it with the sound color of a single note: according to the Oxford Dictionary of Music, for example, timbre is “that which distinguishes the quality of tone or voice of one instrument or singer ...

Author: Emily I. Dolan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190637255

Category: Music

Page: 600

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Despite its importance as a central feature of musical sounds, timbre has rarely stood in the limelight. First defined in the eighteenth century, denigrated during the nineteenth, the concept of timbre came into its own during the twentieth century and its fascination with synthesizers and electronic music-or so the story goes. But in fact, timbre cuts across all the boundaries that make up musical thought-combining scientific and artistic approaches to music, material and philosophical aspects, and historical and theoretical perspectives. Timbre challenges us to fundamentally reorganize the way we think about music. The twenty-five essays that make up this collection offer a variety of engagements with music from the perspective of timbre. The boundaries are set as broad as possible: from ancient Homeric sounds to contemporary sound installations, from birdsong to cochlear implants, from Tuvan overtone singing to the tv show The Voice, from violin mutes to Moog synthesizers. What unifies the essays across this vast diversity is the material starting point of the sounding object. This focus on the listening experience is radical departure from the musical work that has traditionally dominated musical discourse since its academic inception in late-nineteenth-century Europe. Timbre remains a slippery concept that has continuously demanded more, be it more precise vocabulary, a more systematic theory, or more rigorous analysis. Rooted in the psychology of listening, timbre consistently resists pinning complete down. This collection of essays provides an invitation for further engagement with the range of fascinating questions that timbre opens up.
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The Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory

The Orchestral Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Dolan, Emily I., and Alexander Rehding, eds. 2020. The Oxford Handbook of Timbre. New York: Oxford University Press. Dolar, Mladen.

Author: Alexander Rehding

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190454753

Category: Music

Page: 600

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Music Theory has a lot of ground to cover. Especially in introductory classes a whole range of fundamental concepts are introduced at fast pace that can never be explored in depth or detail, as other new topics become more pressing. The short time we spend with them in the classroom belies the complexity (and, in many cases, the contradictions) underlying these concepts. This book takes the time to tarry over these complexities, probe the philosophical assumptions on which these concepts rest, and shine a light on all their iridescent facets. This book presents music-theoretical concepts as a register of key terms progressing outwards from smallest detail to discussions of the music-theoretical project on the largest scale. The approaches individual authors take range from philosophical, historical, or analytical to systematic, cognitive, and critical-theorical-covering the whole diverse spectrum of contemporary music theory. In some cases authors explore concepts that have not yet been widely added to the theorist's toolkit but deserve to be included; in other cases concepts are expanded beyond their core repertory of application. This collection does not shy away from controversy. Taken in their entirety, the essays underline that music theory is on the move, exploring new questions, new repertories, and new approaches. This collection is an invitation to take stock of music theory in the early twenty-first century, to look back and to encourage discussion about its future directions. Its chapters open up a panoramic view of the contemporary music-theoretical landscape with its expanding repertories and changing guiding questions, and offers suggestions as to where music theory is headed in years to come.
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The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies

“Synthesizing Race: Towards an Analysis of the Performativity of Vocal Timbre.” TRANS: Revista Transcultural de Música ... In The Oxford Handbook of Timbre, edited by Emily Dolan and Alexander Rehding. New York: Oxford University Press.

Author: Nina Eidsheim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199982318

Category: Music

Page: 960

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More than 200 years after the first speaking machine, we are accustomed to voices that speak from any- and everywhere. We interact daily with voices that emit from house alarm systems, cars, telephones, and digital assistants, such as Alexa and Google Home. However, vocal events still have the capacity to raise age-old questions about the human, the animal, the machine, and the spiritual-or in non-metaphysical terms-questions about identity and authenticity. In The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies, contributors look to the metaphorical voice as well as the clinical understanding of the vocal apparatus to answer the seemingly innocuous question: What is voice? From a range of disciplines including the humanities, biology, culture, and technology studies, contributors draw on the unique methodologies and values each has at hand to address the uses, meanings, practices, theories, methods, and sounds of the voice. Together, they assess the ways that discipline-specific, ontological, and epistemological assumptions of voice need to shift in order to take the findings of other fields into account. This Handbook thus enables a lively discussion as multifaceted and complex as the voice itself has proven to be.
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The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music

This handbook provides a cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in the field of computer music today.

Author: R. T. Dean

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195331615

Category: Music

Page: 622

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This handbook provides a cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in the field of computer music today. From music cognition to pedagogy, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the full range of issues that crop up in discourse in the field.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

In Proceedings of the 1985 International Computer Music Conference, ICMA, 367–374. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing. McAdams, Stephen, and Bruno L. Giordano. 2009. “The Perception of Musical Timbre.” In Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology ...

Author: Yael Kaduri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190498771

Category: Music

Page: 672

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The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art examines, under one umbrella, different kinds of analogies, mutual influences, integrations and collaborations of audio and visual in different art forms. The book represents state-of-the-art case studies with key figures of modern thinking constituting a foundation for discussion. It thus emphasizes avant-garde and experimental tendencies, while analyzing them in historical, theoretical, and critical frameworks. The book is organized around three core thematic sections. The first, Sights and Sounds, concentrates on the interaction between the experience of seeing and the experience of hearing. Examples of painting, classic and digital animation, video art, choreography, and music performance are examined in this section. Sound, Space, and Matter explores experimental forms emanating from the expansion of the concepts of music and space to include environmental sounds, vibrating frequencies, silence, language, human habitats, the human body, and more. The reader will find here an analysis of different manifestations of this aesthetic shift in sound art, fine art, contemporary dance, multimedia theatre, and cinema. The last section, Performance, Performativity, and Text, shows how new light shed by modernism and the avant-garde on the performative aspect of music have led it - together with sound, voice, and text - to become active in new ways in postmodern and contemporary art creation. In addition to examples of real-time performing arts such as music theatre, experimental theatre, and dance, it includes case studies that demonstrate performativity in fine art, visual poetry, short film, and cinema. Sitting at the cutting edge of the field of music and visual arts, the book offers a unique, at times controversial view of this rapidly evolving area of study. Artists, curators, students and scholars will find here a panoramic view of cutting-edge discourse in the field, by an international roster of scholars and practitioners.
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The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

A timbre interval can be considered as a vector in space connecting two timbres. It has a specific length (the distance between the timbres) and a specific orientation. Together these two properties define the amount of change along ...

Author: Susan Hallam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198722946

Category: Electronic book

Page: 985

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"[This edition] updates the original landmark text and provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments in this fast-growing area of research. Covering both experimental and theoretical perspectives, each of the 11 sections is edited by an internationally recognised authority in the area"--Jacket.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

In this two-volume Handbook, contributors address this tendency head-on, correcting the currentbias towards visual imagination to instead highlight the many forms of sonic and musical imagination.

Author: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190460242

Category: Music

Page: 704

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Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true forthe role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors address this tendency head-on, correcting the currentbias towards visual imagination to instead highlight the many forms of sonic and musical imagination. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination inarchitectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.
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The Oxford Handbook of Singing

The Oxford Handbook of Singing

soprano or alto on different vowels, and differences can be perceived, these notes differ in their timbre. The formal definition of timbre as stated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is “Timbre is that attribute of ...

Author: Graham F. Welch

Publisher: Oxford Library of Psychology

ISBN: 9780199660773

Category: Medical

Page: 1201

View: 469

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. The table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site.
Categories: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

Thus, vocal timbre overflows with implications, whether real (gender, age, size, state of mind), potential, or imagined. In modern times, we are likely to use different images, but our capacity—perhaps I should say our “need”—to make ...

Author: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190460167

Category: Music

Page: 877

View: 353

Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true forthe role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors address this tendency head-on, correcting the currentbias towards visual imagination to instead highlight the many forms of sonic and musical imagination. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination inarchitectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.
Categories: Music