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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

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 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

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 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

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

Calling My Name: Sound, Orality, and the Cell Phone Contact List  

Heather A. Horst

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter analyses the digital inscription of names and identities in mobile phones contact list. Drawing upon research on mobile phones in Jamaica, it examines how the construction of ... More

Can You Hear Us Now? Ringtones and Politics in the Contemporary Philippines  

Jan Maghinay Padios

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the emergence of the political ringtone in the Philippines in the neoliberal era. It argues that the popularity of the “Hello Garci” and “Sorry Po” ringtones in the ... More

“Cars with the Boom”: Music, Automobility, and Hip-hop “Sub” Cultures  

Justin A. Williams

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the relations or intersections between the automobile and popular music. It discusses the history of car audio and describes contemporary car audiophile ... More

Changing Cultural Coordinates: The Transistor Radio and Space, Time, and Identity  

Tim Wall and Nick Webber

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the role of the transistor radio in the development of mobile music. It suggests that understanding of the introduction of the transistor radio as a transformative ... More

The Chiptuning of the World: Game Boys, Imagined Travel, and Musical Meaning  

Chris Tonelli

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the role of re-presentation in the musical genre of chiptune and the relation it may have to the real and imagined mobility afforded by portable video gaming devices. ... More

Cochlear Implants after Fifty Years: A History and an Interview with Charles Graser  

Mara Mills

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter analyzes the cochlear implant as a new acoustic medium. An introductory essay places cochlear implants in a longer tradition of experimentation with the electrical stimulation ... More

Conversions: Sound and Sight, Military and Civilian  

Cyrus C. M. Mody

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
Scholars in science and technology studies (STS) have long noted scientists' tendency of converting data into visual representations. This article provides an overview of the use of ... More

Creative Applications of Interactive Mobile Music  

Atau Tanaka

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the foundational research concerning the applications of interactive mobile music conducted at Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris and at Culture Lab Newcastle. It ... More

Creative Sonification of Mobility and Sonic Interaction with Urban Space: An Ethnographic Case Study of a GPS Sound Walk  

Frauke Behrendt

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines how mobile media and sound are experienced and in particular how locative technologies such as GPS can be used for the creative sonification of mobility. The detailed ... More

Dancing Silhouettes: The Mobile Freedom of iPod Commercials  

Justin D. Burton

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the concept of mobile freedom as it is displayed in the iconic dancing silhouette advertisements for Apple’s iPod. By comparing the original 2001 iPod commercial with ... More

Describing Sound: The Cognitive Linguistics of Timbre  

Zachary Wallmark and Roger A. Kendall

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Jun 2018
Timbre exists at the confluence of the physical and the perceptual, and due to inconsistencies between these frames, it is notoriously hard to describe. This chapter examines the ... More

The Developing Voice  

Desmond Sergeant

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Apr 2019
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Nov 2015
The highly complex nature of voice quality is discussed, and elements that contribute toperceived vocal output are identified. Samples of acoustic products of speech and singingare ... More

Ding, Ding!: The Commodity Aesthetic of Ice Cream Truck Music  

Daniel T. Neely

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines ice cream truck music from several perspectives. It explores the role of automobility in the use of ice cream truck music and describes how the experience of ... More

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