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Terry Riley's in C

Terry Riley's in C

Robert Carl

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book examines Terry Riley's In C as a new paradigm of “classical” composition. In C is only one page long, consists of fifty-three compact modules, is of open instrumentation and length, and ... More

That Moaning SaxophoneThe Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Bruce Vermazen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is about the Six Brown Brothers, a musical act on the burlesque, vaudeville, minstrel, and Broadway stages (1911-33) that was once reputed to have initiated the “saxophone craze” of the ... More

That's Got 'Em!The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

Mark Berresford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730999
eISBN:
9781604733716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Wilbur C. Sweatman (1882–1961) is one of the most important, yet unheralded, African American musicians involved in the transition of ragtime into jazz in the early twentieth century. This book ... More

Then Sings My SoulThe Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Douglas Harrison

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036972
eISBN:
9780252094095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036972.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This ambitious book on southern gospel music reexamines the music's historical emergence and its function as a modern cultural phenomenon. Rather than seeing the music as a single rhetoric focusing ... More

Theorizing the LocalMusic, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Richard Wolf (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book argues that the largely top-down orientation of many globalization studies has the potential to marginalize and undermine the study of many traditions that do not circulate in the manner of ... More

This Life of SoundsEvenings for New Music in Buffalo

This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Renee Levine Packer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book portrays an important and previously unexplored corner of the history of new music in America: the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo. ... More

Thought of Music

Thought of Music

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288799
eISBN:
9780520963627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288799.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

What, exactly, is knowledge of music? And what does it tell us about humanistic knowledge in general? This book grapples directly with these fundamental questions—questions especially compelling at a ... More

Thug LifeRace, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Michael P. Jeffries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and DJing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated b-boying and graffiti. Now hip-hop ... More

Tigers of a Different StripePerforming Gender in Dominican Music

Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music

Sydney Hutchinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226405322
eISBN:
9780226405636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405636.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This feminist-oriented ethnography of Dominican gender performance focuses on masculinity and femininity in accordion-based merengue típico while also touching on cross-dressing and queer performance ... More

Time in Indian MusicRhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance

Time in Indian Music: Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance

Martin Clayton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195339680
eISBN:
9780199851935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339680.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is a study of rhythm, metre, and form in North Indian rāg, or classical, music. The author presents a theoretical model for the organization of time in this repertory, a model which is ... More

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