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  • Audiotopiaby Josh Kun

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Ranging from Los Angeles to Havana to the Bronx to the U.S.-Mexico border and from klezmer to hip hop to Latin rock, this groundbreaking book injects popular music into contemporary debates over American identity. Josh Kun insists that America is not a single chorus of many voices folded into one, but rather various republics of sound that represent... more...

  • Music Therapyby Jacqueline Schmidt Peters

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 76.95

    This second edition of Music Therapy expands the information in the previous edition by updating the reviews of the medical literature and discussing recent developments in this growing field. This book provides an overview of basic information regarding the practice of music therapy-including historical development, principles and procedures, and... more...

  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Bálint András Varga interviews such renowned composers as Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Alberto Ginastera, Sofia Gubaidulina, Hans Werner Henze, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski, Luigi Nono, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis. more...

  • Soundscapes from the Americasby Donna A. Buchanan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm,... more...

  • Collaborative Creative Thought and Practice in Musicby Margaret S. Barrett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on the domain of music, the approach taken in this book falls into three sections: investigations of the people, processes, products, and places of collaborative creativity in compositional thought and practice; explorations of the ways in which creative collaboration provides a means of crossing boundaries between disciplines such as music... more...

  • Faszinosum 'Klang'by Wolf Gerhard Schmidt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The analysis of sound phenomena and their cultural functions has become a major field of research. Adopting an anthropological perspective, this book aims, among other things, to usefully integrate findings from the natural sciences. The essays explore the relationship of sound to cognition, cultural theory, literary aesthetics, mediality,... more...

  • Metaphysical Songby Gary Tomlinson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In this bold recasting of operatic history, Gary Tomlinson connects opera to shifting visions of metaphysics and selfhood across the last four hundred years. The operatic voice, he maintains, has always acted to open invisible, supersensible realms to the perceptions of its listeners. In doing so, it has articulated changing relations between the... more...

  • Coughing and Clappingby Karen Burland; Stephanie Pitts

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 99.95

    This collection explores the processes and experiences of attending live music events from the initial decision to attend through to audience responses and memories of a performance after it has happened. The book brings together international researchers who consider the experience of being an audience member from a range of theoretical and empirical... more...

  • Arabeske of Gedachteby Walter Buijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 42.40

    Heeft instrumentale muziek een betekenis? Moet men zich bij programmamuziek tijdens het luisteren rekenschap geven van het programma?. Is vocale muziek waarin muziek en tekst samengaan superieur aan de abstracte klank, nog des te meer wanneer vergezeld door een toneelmatig gebeuren?. Van deze soms felle discussie tussen Nederlandse schrijvers in de... more...