The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa

Author: Charles Ulrich

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Category: Music

Page: 736

View: 452

Music. THE BIG NOTE is the complete guide to the music of Frank Zappa--100 albums recorded over 35 years, the 80+ players on them, each one of 1,772 tracks described in detail, backed up by 1,424 citations. Based on hundreds of interviews, letters, and e-mail correspondences with scores of musicians, singers, engineers, artists, copyists, and others who worked with Zappa, THE BIG NOTE provides the liner notes that every album in the protean and prolific composer's oeuvre cries out for. It is the indispensible resource for any Zappa fan or scholar.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality

Author: Sheila Whiteley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Music

Page: 552

View: 723

Has the virtual invaded the realm of the real, or has the real expanded its definition to include what once was characterized as virtual? With the continual evolution of digital technology, this distinction grows increasingly hazy. But perhaps the distinction has become obsolete; perhaps it is time to pay attention to the intersections, mutations, and transmigrations of the virtual and the real. Certainly it is time to reinterpret the practice and study of music. The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality, edited by Sheila Whiteley and Shara Rambarran, is the first book to offer a kaleidoscope of interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars around the globe on the way in which virtuality mediates the dissemination, acquisition, performance, creation, and reimagining of music. The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality addresses eight themes that often overlap and interact with one another. Questions of the role of the audience, artistic agency, individual and communal identity, subjectivity, and spatiality repeatedly arise. Authors specifically explore phenomena including holographic musicians and virtual bands, and the benefits and detriments surrounding the free circulation of music on the internet. In addition, the book investigates the way in which fans and musicians negotiate gender identities as well as the dynamics of audience participation and community building in a virtual environment. The handbook rehistoricizes the virtual by tracing its progression from cartoons in the 1950s to current industry innovations and changes in practice. Well-grounded and wide-reaching, this is a book that students of any number of disciplines, from Music to Cultural Studies, have awaited.

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 429

A deep look at the work of one of the most insightful and incisive critics of late 20th-century American culture.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

Author: Richard Cook

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 1534

View: 471

Reviews jazz recordings, organized by performer, and includes biographical details and lineups.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

Author: Richard Cook

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 1646

View: 872

An updated listener's guide to recorded jazz features reviews of thousands of jazz recordings, organized by performer, and includes biographical details about and discographies for the musicians. Original.

The Penguin guide to jazz on CD

Author: Richard Cook

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 1725

View: 186

Now fully updated comes the critically acclaimed guide to the world of jazz on CD. Leading critics Cook and Morton provide musical and biographical details of performers and listings for more than 10,000 discs.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

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Category: Library science

Page:

View: 703

Mychael Danna's The Ice Storm

A Film Score Guide

Author: Miguel Mera

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Category: Music

Page: 203

View: 887

This book studies the music and sound in Ang Lee's film The Ice Storm, providing a unique insight into the collaborative processes that influenced the development and evolution of the score, and illustrating how the politics of filmmaking interacts with creativity.