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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2014; 671257–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2014.67.1.257
Published: 01 April 2014
...William Cheng 1. Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld described a similar agenda in “Sound Studies: New Technologies and Music,” special issue, Social Studies of Science 34, no. 5 (2004): 635–48, at 636. 2. See also Jonathan Sterne, “Being ‘In the True’ of Sound Studies,” Music, Sound...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2016; 693793–829 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2016.69.3.793
Published: 01 December 2016
... technological artifacts not as embodying empirical truths, but as mischief-makers, fabulists, or liars; and to confront technological determinism's sway in fields such as sound studies and music and science, which has given rise to intellectual talismans that sidestep the complexities in interactions between...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2013; 663825–872 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2013.66.3.825
Published: 01 December 2013
... sound studies. Cheng finds a new (utopian?) model in the virtual relationality of social media where the chatter about musical pleasure is rich and abundant. 4. Intersections of Sexuality, Race, and Gender The Foucauldian focus on sexuality as a discourse that regulates bodies readily lends itself to...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2000; 533667–670 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/831947
Published: 01 October 2000
...Gerry Farrell Copyright 2000 The American Musicological Society Imaging Sound: An Ethnomusicological Study of Music, Art, and Culture in Mughal India Wade Bonnie C. Reviews 667 African Americans in the 1950s beyond what the sociologists of that moment concluded? Common-practice...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2018; 71175–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2018.71.1.75
Published: 01 April 2018
... accounts of Europe's imaginary partition. Where travelers saw foreign peoples and scenes, they sometimes heard familiar musics; where they saw an undifferentiated mass of individuals, they often heard a diversity of voices. Drawing on work in sound and media studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology, I...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2011; 643527–600 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2011.64.3.527
Published: 01 December 2011
... become typical; all later com- posers have, in similar subjects, followed in his footsteps.1 Consistently, both during and after his lifetime, Felix Mendelssohn wasfigured as the pioneer of a novel fairy sound an instrumental idiomlinked to the third movement of his Opus 20 Octet (1825), the Midsummer...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 731200–205 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.200
Published: 01 April 2020
.... Kim , Suk-Jun . Humming . The Study of Sound. New York : Bloomsbury , 2019 . x , 112 pp. Klein , Axel . Bird of Time: The Music of Swan Hennessy . Mainz : Schott , 2019 . 576 pp. Krukowski , Damon . Ways of Hearing . With an interlude by Emily Thompson . Cambridge...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 731173–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.173
Published: 01 April 2020
... World Negro music and dance in order to refute erasure of Africa as an obsolete past within the context of a modern world. He asks, “When black music and dance sounded and embodied its African origins … exactly how, why, and for whom were those soundings and embodiments materializing?” (p. 5). He...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 73153–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.53
Published: 01 April 2020
... 1920s and 1930s focused on the fidelity of his mimetic representations to their real-world subjects. His most celebrated and most often performed piece, “Pan-American Blues,” was famous for its virtuosic mimicry of train sounds: the departing bell, the acceleration of wheels on the tracks, and finally...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 731187–192 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.187
Published: 01 April 2020
... the end, Graham and Du Bois may agree that the task in studying commercial spirituals, in their various instantiations and modes of circulation, is to distinguish those that “transmitted the sound of spirituals” (p. 175) from versions that satisfied lusty appetites for black authenticity that...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 731177–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.177
Published: 01 April 2020
... idea of Italy, and its articulation through sound, music, and variably motile bodies, that proves more significant than locality. Chapter 3 introduces the “plastic” as an inflected version of animation that emerged in the early nineteenth century, and that reflected a shift from the stage to actual...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 731192–197 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.192
Published: 01 April 2020
... dramatic irony or other literary models discussed by Cherlin. Other types of irony require the analyst to stand back and observe the uncanny effects of onomatopoeic sound-images and what they symbolize in a broader narrative context. For example, in considering ironies of distancing and detachment...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 731183–187 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.183
Published: 01 April 2020
... specialize in this composer's works. Such reticence may stem from the perception that virtuosity, “in its most basic definition … an extraordinary display of physical skill from the performer—velocity, power, facility, even the ability to invent and execute radically new sounds” (p. 2), has not been widely...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 731149–171 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.149
Published: 01 April 2020
... frequently adopted dyad “stage music” vs. “pit music” is also problematic: 73 if nothing else, the music representing the sound of Susanna's guitar in Cherubino's “Voi che sapete” comes from the pit, not the stage. Expressions such as the German “drameninhärente Musik” and the Italian “musica intrinseca...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 7311–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.1
Published: 01 April 2020
... Allgemeine Theater-Zeitung , Bäuerle likewise praised Halévy's music but added that, regarding the political aftertaste of the historical setting and the gruesome plot, “we Germans are much more direct and sensitive, and heartily enjoy our harmless comedies.” 44 In hindsight, this claim might sound like...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2020; 73195–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.1.95
Published: 01 April 2020
... that in turn cite a repertoire of motets, Jacobus's comments serve as a terminus ante quem for the ars nova writ large. This study reconsiders the date of completion for the last, seventh book of the Speculum musice . It is clear that Jacobus was older than the moderni and finished his treatise as an...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2019; 723939–944 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2019.72.3.939
Published: 01 December 2019
... , eds. Music, Myth and Story in Medieval and Early Modern Culture . Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music 19. Rochester, NY : Boydell Press , 2019 . xiv , 318 pp. Caicedo, Patricia . The Latin American Art Song: Sounds of the Imagined Nations . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2019...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2019; 723781–823 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2019.72.3.781
Published: 01 December 2019
... marginalized groups (black, brown, Indigenous, and other people of color) who reflect the messiness and richness of the culture in which we exist. To this end, I draw on methodologies from performance studies, critical race studies, Black feminist theory, sound studies, and queer studies that are grounded in...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2019; 723825–865 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2019.72.3.825
Published: 01 December 2019
... German national identity was contingent upon whiteness. Some listeners chose to call black concert singers “Negroes with white souls,” associating German music with whiteness by extension. Others insisted that the singer had sounded black and therefore un-German. Race was ultimately the filter through...
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Journal of the American Musicological Society. 2019; 723871–875 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2019.72.3.871
Published: 01 December 2019
... negre madrigals do. She proposes that the model for this madrigal is the French chanson, which circulated widely in Italy through the first part of the sixteenth century; De Rore's madrigal resembles Janequin's chansons in its vivid representation of natural sounds. The exceptional character of this...