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  • Acoustical Impulse Response Functions of Music Performance Hallsby Douglas Frey; Rangaraj Rangayyan; Victor Coelho

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Digital measurement of the analog acoustical parameters of a music performance hall is difficult. The aim of such work is to create a digital acoustical derivation that is an accurate numerical representation of the complex analog characteristics of the hall. The present study describes the exponential sine sweep (ESS) measurement process in the derivation... more...

  • Mad Musicby Stephen Budiansky

    ForeEdge an Imprint of University Press of New England 2014; US$ 34.99

    The life and times of the famed modernist composer more...

  • Mike Watt: On and Off Bassby Mike Watt

    Three Rooms Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The New Yorker calls it “unusual and beautiful.? The LA Weekly raves, “the photos are strikingly inventive, revealing yet another side of this modern-day Renaissance man.? MTV calls it “a charming, well-shot document of a the legendary punk rocker?s photographic dabbling.? Detroit Metrotimes: “A unique insight into Watt?s mind.? “Mike Watt: On and... more...

  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley; Mark Doffman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance of race. The volume also provides a case study in how music of the African... more...

  • When Music Migratesby Jon Stratton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jon Stratton explores the concept of ‘song careers’, referring to how a song is picked up and then transformed by being revisioned by different artists and in different cultural contexts, to examine the ways that music has crossed racial faultlines that have developed in the post-Second World War era as a consequence of the movement of previously... more...

  • Group Music Therapyby Alison Davies; Eleanor Richards; Nick Barwick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In Group Music Therapy Alison Davies, Eleanor Richards and Nick Barwick bring together developments in theory and clinical practice in music therapy group work, celebrating the richness of what group analytic thinking and music therapy can offer one another. The book explores the dynamic elements of the processes that take place in both group analytic... more...

  • Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studioby Allan Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Recording studios are the most insulated, intimate and privileged sites of music production and creativity. Yet in a world of intensified globalisation, they are also sites which are highly connected into wider networks of music production that are increasingly spanning the globe. This book is the first comprehensive account of the new spatialties... more...

  • After the Silentsby Michael Slowik

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Many believe Max Steiner?s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry?s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study... more...

  • Cathy Berberianby Pamela Karantonis; Francesca Placanica; Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala; Pieter Verstraete

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with (and listening to) the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, she went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work. This volume celebrates... more...

  • Popular Music Mattersby Lee Marshall; Dave Laing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ‘about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including... more...