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  • The Last of the Hippiesby Penny Rimbaud

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    First published in 1982 as part of the Crass record album Christ: The Album , Penny Rimbaud's The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centered on the story of his friend, Phil Russell aka Wally Hope, who was murdered by the State while incarcerated in a mental institution. Wally Hope was a visionary and a freethinker, whose life had... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Gender, Age and Musical Creativityby Dr Catherine Haworth; Dr Lisa Colton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the eighteenth-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Music and the Crises of the Modern Subjectby Michael L. Klein

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Departing from the traditional German school of music theorists, Michael Klein injects a unique French critical theory perspective into the framework of music and meaning. Using primarily Lacanian notions of the symptom, that unnamable jouissance located in the unconscious, and the registers of subjectivity (the Imaginary, the Symbolic Order, and... more...

  • Music Business For Dummiesby Loren Weisman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.99

    Start your music career off right with this fun guide to the music industry Music Business For Dummies explains the ins and outs of the music industry for artists and business people just starting out. Careers in music are expected to increase by at least ten percent over the next few years, and this book shows you what you need to know to grab... more...

  • Klezmerby Hankus Netsky

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 64.50

    Klezmer presents a lively and detailed overview of the folk musical tradition as practiced in Philadelphia's twentieth-century Jewish community. Through interviews, archival research, and recordings, Hankus Netsky constructs an ethnographic portrait of Philadelphia?s Jewish musicians, the environment they worked in, and the repertoire they performed... more...

  • Bluegrass in Baltimoreby Tim Newby

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    With an influx of Appalachian migrants who came looking for work in the 1940s and 1950s, Baltimore found itself populated by some extraordinary mountain musicians and was for a brief time the center of the bluegrass world. Life in Baltimore for these musicians was not easy. There were missed opportunities, personal demons and always the up-hill battle... more...

  • Classic FM Handy Guide: Video Game Musicby Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    High quality soundtracks composed for video games have only been around for a few decades, but their popularity is fast becoming a global phenomenon. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the way the music has developed in step with gaming technology, as the once-niche genre increasingly enters the mainstream. ... more...

  • Sounding the Color Lineby Erich Nunn

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Sounding the Color Line explores how competing understandings of the U.S. South in the first decades of the twentieth century have led us to experience musical forms, sounds, and genres in racialized contexts. Yet, though we may speak of white or black music, rock or rap, sounds constantly leak through such barriers. A critical disjuncture exists,... more...

  • Pop Grenadeby Matthew Collin

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Thrilling reportage from raves, riots and rebellions documents how rebels with a cause use music as a force for change. more...