Material Culture And Electronic Sound by Frode WeiumMaterial Culture And Electronic Sound by Frode Weium

Material Culture And Electronic Sound

EditorFrode Weium, Tim Boon

Hardcover | January 29, 2013

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This eighth volume of the Artefacts series explores how material culture has affected music and sound.  Technological innovations in music that were originally created to solve existing problems have ended up expanding the range of what can be done musically and changing the landscape of music. Boon and Weium present a collection of essays exploring technological innovations and their effects on musical culture. Contributors include composers, performers, musicologists, and scientists, providing diverse insights into the nature of music. With a foreword by renowned British producer Brian Eno, Material Culture and Electronic Sound examines what has happened because technology and music crossed paths.
Frode Weium is curator at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo. Tim Boon is head of research and public history at The Science Museum in London.
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Title:Material Culture And Electronic SoundFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 10.52 × 7.38 × 0.91 inPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:Smithsonian Institution PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1935623109

ISBN - 13:9781935623106

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Brian EnoIntroduction by Tim Boon and Frode WeiumChapter 1: Bellowphones and Blowed Strings: The Auxeto-Instruments of Horace Short and Charles Algernon ParsonsChapter 2: Artefacts in PerformanceChapter 3: Technology and authenticity: the reception of the Hammond organ in NorwayChapter 4: Mimics, menaces or new musical horizons? Musicians' attitudes towards the first commercial drum machines and samplersChapter 5: The Magnetic Tape Recorder. Recording Aesthetics in the New Era of SchizophoniaChapter 6: Stockhausen meets King Tubby's: the stepped filter and its influence as a musical instrument on two different styles of musicChapter 7: The Oramics Machine: The Lost Legacy of British Electronic and Computer Music?Chapter 8: Musical instruments and user interfaces in two centuriesChapter 9: Austrian pioneers of the electrification of musical instrumentsChapter 10: New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments Rediscovered

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Material Culture and Electronic Sound explores how material culture has affected music and sound more generally. Technological innovations in music originally created to solve specific problems sometimes resulted in broadly changing the landscape or music more generally. Boon and Weium offer an anthology of 10 scholarly papers that provide case studies of technological innovations and their effects on musical culture. Contributors include composers, performers, musicologists, and scientists, providing diverse insights into the nature of music. The emphasis clearly is more on music than sound generally, although one paper on the magnetic tape recorder reaches a bit farther out.