Abstract and Keywords
This chapter looks at the mediated voice and acoustic space, particularly where the voice in recording occupies small interior spaces, termed pod-music. It surveys a range of recorded vocal music to show ways in which contemporary composition, performance, recording, and production practices exploit the personal listening environment that headphones and mobile listening enable. Not only is our experience of the recorded voice mediated and shaped by the devices on which we record and audition them, but vocal and sound production practice are in turn shaped by these technologies. Further, mediation of recording technology and transmission impacts how we hear the voice as proximal, intimate, or infinite in various contexts. The discussion begins with headphone listening before turning to the creation of recorded music: vocal production, recording, and the aesthetics of postproduction for interior modes of dissemination.
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