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- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 79.00
How far can the relationship between music and politics be used to promote a more peaceful world? That is the central question which motivates this challenging new work. Combining theory from renowned academics such as Johan Galtung, Cindy Cohen and Karen Abi-Ezzi with compelling stories from musicians like Yair Dalal, the book also includes an exclusive... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95
Ween now seems like a permanent fixture on the pop-cultural landscape, but when the band first hit MTV in the early ’90s, their longevity wasn’t so secure. Nearly two decades on, though, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman and Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo preside over one of the most devoted cult fan bases in American music.... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 95.00
Of Poetry and Song: Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied is an anthology of interdisciplinary studies of text-music relations in the German Lied. The chapters gathered in it (including some published here for the first time in English or indeed at all) were written by two musicologists--Rufus Hallmark and Jürgen Thym--and two German-literature... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2011; US$ 50.00
It's October 1977, and the Rolling Stones are in a Paris recording studio. They're under siege. Keith Richards' legal troubles after his arrest for heroin possession in Canada threaten the band's future, and the broad consensus among is that the band will never again reach the heights of Exile on Main Street.But Mick Jagger is writing lyrics inspired... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 21.86
Johann Joachim Quantz's On Playing the Flute has long been recognized as one of the primary sources of information about eighteenth-century performance practice. In spite of its title, it is not simply a tutor for the flute, but a fully-fledged programme for training musicians of all types, with detailed information on intonation, ornamentation, dynamics,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.67
Gone are the days when recording an album required a large, expensive recording studio and piles of ultra hi-tech equipment. Lily Allen's myspace video netted her no.1 in the UK singles chart and an NME nomination, folk singer Seth Lakeman made an album in his kitchen for £300 and has been nominated for a Mercury Prize. And of course, there's the... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.67
Why have all human cultures - today and throughout history - made music? Why does music excite such rich emotion? How do we make sense of musical sound? These are questions that have, until recently, remained mysterious. Now The Music Instinct explores how the latest research in music psychology and brain science is piecing together... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
?What is the difference between a musical note and any other sort of sound? ?What is harmony, and why does it sound good? ?Why is it easy to tell the difference between a flute and a clarinet even if they are playing exactly the same note? ?Why do ten violins sound only twice as loud as one? ?What is perfect pitch, and do I have it? Discover... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2011; US$ 49.95
An album which distilled a genre from the musical, cultural, and social ether, Portishead's Dummy was such a complete artistic achievement that its ubiquitous successes threatened to exhaust its own potential. RJ Wheaton offers an impressionistic investigation of Dummy that imitates the cumulative structure of the album itself, piecing together... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95
The reggae sound system has exerted a major influence on music and popular culture. Out on the streets of inner city Kingston, Jamaica, every night, sound systems stage dancehall sessions for the crowd to share the immediate, intensive and immersive visceral pleasures of sonic dominance. Sonic Bodies concentrates on the skilled performance of the crewmembers... more...