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  • Music: Ideas in Profileby Andrew Gant

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 6.65

    Ideas in Profile Series Is music a science or an art? It's both, as Andrew Gant reveals in this lively and accessible account of what music is and what it's for. Music has been central to life since the dawn of humankind and is intimately bound up with the origins of language. Andrew Gant introduces us to its long history and its many genres... more...

  • Modeling Ethnomusicologyby Timothy PhD Rice

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 69.99

    Thirty years of thinking and theorizing about the field come together in Modeling Ethnomusicology , a collection of essays by one of its leading figures. Author Timothy Rice weaves together his most important work about music and the way ethnomusicologists study it, and from this work he proposes a new model for constructing how ethnomusicologists... more...

  • Rodiganby David Rodigan

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 24.99

    'Rodigan was a major part of my childhood, he played the hottest tunes and in a style that just resonated with me and millions like me. Being able to contribute anything to a man that filled my life with such joy is an honour, respect, David Rodigan' Ian Wright 'David is a pioneer in Reggae music. As a selector and radio personality, his vast... more...

  • Nico: Life And Lies Of An Iconby Richard Witts

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.32

    Nico was revered as ?the most beautiful creature who ever lived?. She was Andy Warhol?s femme fatale and the High Preistess of Weird, yet few knew her real name or her wretched origins. When she called herself ?a Nazi anarchist junkie?, they thought she was joking. Bob Dylan wrote a song about her, Jim Morrison a poem, Jean Baudrillard an essay,... more...

  • Super Freakby Peter Benjaminson

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    Rick James played with Neil Young, self-produced his first album (later picked up by Motown), crossed rock and funk to come up with one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s, became one of the biggest pop stars of the era, turned a young white woman named Teena Marie into an R&B superstar, displayed an outrageously sex- and drug-filled lifestyle,... more...

  • Playable Bodiesby Kiri Miller

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Playable Bodies shows how dance video games work as engines of humor, social risk, and intimacy, urging players to dance like nobody's watching-while being tracked by motion-sensing interfaces in their living rooms. Author Kiri Miller looks at game design and player experiences across media platforms, presenting a new theory of "intimate media." more...

  • Encyclopedia of Classic Rockby David Luhrssen; Michael Larson

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    More than movies, literature, television, or theater, rock music set the stage for the cultural shifts that occurred from 1965 and 1975. Led by The Beatles and Bob Dylan, rock became a self-conscious art form during these years, daring to go places unimaginable to earlier rock and roll musicians. The music and outspokenness of classic rock artists... more...

  • Hotel California: Singer-songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967?1976by Barney Hoskyns

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.93

    The story of a remarkable time and place: Los Angeles from the dawn of the singer-songwriter era in the mid-Sixties to the peak of The Eagles? success in the late Seventies. more...

  • Jonathan Harvey: Song Offerings and White as Jasmineby Michael Downes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) was one of Britain's leading composers: his music is frequently performed throughout Europe, the United States (where he lived and worked) and Japan. He is particularly renowned for his electro-acoustic music, an aspect on which most previous writing on his work has focused. The present volume is the first detailed study... more...

  • Recording Tips for Music Educatorsby Ronald E. Kearns

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    Recording Tips for Music Educators: A Practical Guide for Recording School Groups provides a go-to guide for music educators to plan and execute a successful recording project for school groups. For those teachers who are not comfortable with the recording process, this book functions as a catalyst to becoming comfortable with the planning, execution,... more...