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1900–1945  

Joy H. Calico

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter considers three trends evident in recent research on opera in the period 1900–1945. Scholars tend to situate the genre, as well as individual works and composers, in relation ... More

“A Day in the Life”: The Beatles and the BBC, May 1967  

Gordon Thompson

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Nov 2017
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Jan 2015
This chapter examines the issue of censorship in the British Broadcasting Corporation’s controversial decision to ban the final track, “A Day in the Life,” from the Beatles’ album, Sgt. ... More

“A Different Kind of Goose Bump”: Notes Toward an LGBTQ Choral Pedagogy  

Charles Beale

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Apr 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter examines the musical practices and procedures of choruses such as the famous Gay Men’s Chorus within the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) communities of the ... More

Ableism and Social Justice: Rethinking Disability in Music Education  

Alice-Ann Darrow

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Dec 2015
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May 2016
Many of the societal injustices historically perpetrated against persons with disabilities are well known: educational segregation, inaccessible public buildings and programs, and lack of ... More

Above and Beyond the Battle: Virtuosity and Collectivity within Televised Street Dance Crew Competitions  

Laura Robinson

Print publication date:
Jan 2019
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Nov 2018
Subject:
Music, Dance
This chapter explores competitive street dance crew choreography in relation to interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks regarding virtuosity and excess. Through a close analysis of five ... More

The Absent Image in Electronic Music  

Eric Lyon

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay discusses the separation between ... More

Accelerated Aesthetics: A New Lexicon of Time, Space, and Rhythm  

Carol Vernallis

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay argues that contemporary digital ... More

The Acousmatic Voice and Metaleptic Narration in Inland Empire  

Warren Buckland

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This chapter develops a poetic perspective to ... More

Acoustemologies of the Closet  

William Cheng

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
Many online video games nowadays feature voice-chat capabilities that enable players to speak with one another through microphones connected to computers and gaming consoles. Players who ... More

Acoustic Auteurs and Transnational Cinema  

Jay Beck

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay examines a growing number of ... More

Acoustic Scenography and Interactive Audio: Sound Design for Built Environments  

Jan Paul Herzer

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
The chapter discusses the use of interactive audio concepts and sound installations in built environments such as museums, exhibitions, trade fairs, and points of sale. It collects ... More

Acoustical Properties: Practicing Contested Spaces in the Films of Philippe Grandrieux  

Randolph Jordan

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
One of the defining thematic preoccupations in the fiction filmmaking of Philippe Grandrieux, one of the leading figures in French Art Cinema, is that of the politics of property. In ... More

The Acoustics of Different Genres of Singing  

Johan Sundberg

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Oct 2014
This chapter reviews several studies of singing in different styles. The studies reveal that the differences concern all the main dimensions of phonation: F0, loudness, phonation type, and ... More

Acting  

Simon Williams

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
Acting and singing have often been considered incompatible activities, but most successful operatic performances depend in part on successful acting. Acting in opera is, however, different ... More

Acting  

John M. Clum

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The article points out various aspects of acting in a musical theater. The acting was not always a primary concern in the history of musical theater. Stars of musical comedy were either ... More

Action and Perception: Embodying Algorithms and the Extended Mind  

Palle Dahlstedt

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
While computational models of human music making are a hot research topic, the human side of computer-based music making has been largely neglected. What are our cognitive processes like ... More

Activist Ethnomusicology and Marginalized Music of South Asia  

Zoe Sherinian

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
Participant-activist engagement with marginal music brings the ethnomusicologist face to face with choice of subjects, self-reflexivity, and musical value, played out in local power ... More

Addressing the needs of the adult “non-singer” (“NS”)  

Susan Knight

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Jun 2016
The adult “non-singer” (“NS”) remains a common phenomenon in Western society. Until recently, it was accepted as an innate state, reflecting the dominant “can/cannot” view of human singing ... More

Adolescent Girls’ Singing Development  

Lynne Gackle

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Aug 2014
A considerable amount of study has been devoted to the development of the adolescent male singing voice. By comparison, little attention has been given to the study of the adolescent ... More

Adult Community Choruses: A Lifespan Perspective  

Susan Avery

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Apr 2017
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Mar 2017
When considering teaching and conducting diverse populations in community choirs, one must begin with discussions of the phenomenon itself: a description of the term, a brief history of ... More

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