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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

The Acoustic Imaginations of East Asia  

Kerim Yasar

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Kerim Yasar provides a consideration of the acoustic imagination in literary works from the Sinosphere (China, Japan, and Korea). Yasar explores the development and use of sound symbolism ... More

Acoustic Slits and Vocal Incongruences in Los Angeles Union Station  

Nina Sun Eidsheim

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Jul 2019
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Jun 2019
Over the last decades, much has been said and written about urban renewal and gentrification in Los Angeles. However, the issues addressed have been associated with the types of sounds ... 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 Aesthetics of Improvisation  

Andy Hamilton

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
In his chapter on musical improvisation, Andy Hamilton deals with the cultural aspects and historical practices of the subject. Hamilton sets out to explore the artistic status of ... More

Affordances in Real, Virtual, and Imaginary Musical Performance  

Marc Duby

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Marc Duby bases his exploration of sound and imagination on James J. Gibson’s affordance concept. In this chapter, Duby shows how musicians benefit from real and imagined actions in their ... More

The Amateur in the Age of Mechanical Music  

Mark Katz

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
This article explores the role of amateur music in the age of sound recording and reproduction technologies. It begins by evaluating concerns about the fate of the amateur in the early ... More

Analog Turns Digital: Hip-Hop, Technology, and the Maintenance of Racial Authenticity  

Rayvon Fouché

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
The history of the black diaspora is full with examples of the ways music has enabled various black cultural communities to cope with racial oppression. This article explains how ... More

Anticipated Sonic Actions and Sounds in Performance  

Clemens Wōllner

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Clemens Wöllner investigates sonic actions in music performance. He argues that musicians construct sonic images in the act of playing that are based on timbral qualities of the sounds as ... More

Audio Inside the Mind: The Poetics of Sound  

Seán Street

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
The sonic imagery of poetry and the poetry of radio are the subjects of Seán Street’s chapter. Street argues for a poetics of sound, whereby sound, like poetry, can stimulate images and ... More

Auditory Imagination: A Phenomenological Perspective  

Daniel A. Schmicking

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Daniel Schmicking explores auditory imagination from a phenomenological perspective. He starts with an outline of phenomenological tools building mainly on Husserl’s thinking, and then ... More

Auditory Mirrors: About the Politics of Hearing  

Sabine Sanio

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
With the general goal of describing “how music understands itself socially and politically,” Sabine Sanio starts out by focusing on the musical neo-avant-garde, and especially on John ... More

Augmented Unreality: Synesthetic Artworks and Audiovisual Hallucinations  

Jonathan Weinel

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Jonathan Weinel deals with the representation of hallucinations within audiovisual media. Weinel forms his discussion around the concept of augmented unreality, providing examples from ... More

Aural Armor: Charting the Militarization of the iPod in Operation Iraqi Freedom  

J. Martin Daughtry

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the history of the militarization of the iPod portable media player during the first six years of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Drawing on interviews and correspondence ... More

The Aural Dimension in Comic Art  

Marco Pellitteri

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Adopting a diegetic and semiotic approach to multisensoriality in comics, Marco Pellitteri discusses the aural dimension of this specific art form. The workings of comics are traced back ... More

The Avant-Garde in the Family Room: American Advertising and the Domestication of Electronic Music in the 1960s and 1970s  

Timothy D. Taylor

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
Today, the world is surrounded by electronic sounds of all kinds, which were not always so omnipresent or accepted. This article offers a history of the domestication of sounds that were ... More

Beacons of Sound  

Martin Knakkergaard

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Martin Knakkergaard discusses expectations and imaginations vis-à-vis the concert hall of the twenty-first century. The chapter outlines some of the central historical implications of ... More

Bioacoustics: Imaging and Imagining the Animal World  

Mickey Vallee

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Through an exploration of the use of technology within bioacoustics and the interpretation of the resultant data in order to assess human acoustic impact on nonhuman species, Mickey Vallee ... More

Body Soundscape: Perception, Movement, and Audiovisual Developments in Contemporary Dance  

Enrico Pitozzi

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
Starting from an interdisciplinary perspective of methodological integration of the concepts of body and sound in the contemporary dance scene, this chapter addresses the general aesthetic ... More

Bridging the Other-Real: Video Game Sound and the Imagination  

Tom A. Garner

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Sep 2019
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Aug 2019
Through the theoretical frameworks of sonic virtuality and embodied cognition, Tom Garner considers the role of imagination in the context of sound in actualizing the virtual worlds of ... More

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