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About this product
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/04/2015
- GenreMusic & Dance
- Series TitleAshgate Popular and Folk Music Series
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 8 b&w illustrations and 2 music examples
- Weight340 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Edited byAnahid Kassabian,Elena Boschi,Marta Garcia Quinones
- Series Edited byProfessor Derek B. Scott,Stan Hawkins,Professor Lori Burns
- Table Of ContentsContents: Foreword; Introduction: a day in the life of a ubiquitous musics listener, Elena Boschi, Anahid Kassabian and Marta GarcA-a QuiA+-ones; Part I Histories: Caliban's ear: a short history of ambient music, Lawrence Kramer; Early mood music: Edison's phonography, American modernity and the instrumentalization of listening, Tony Grajeda; Radio symphonies: the BBC, everyday listening and the popular classics debate during the people's war, Christina Baade. Part II Technologies: Sound, perception and mobile phones in India, Amit S. Rai; Seen and heard: visible playback technology in film, Tim McNelis and Elena Boschi; Body and context in mobile listening to digital players, Marta Garcia QuiA+-ones. Part III Spaces: The non-aggressive music deterrent, Jonathan Sterne; An anthropology of soundtracks in gym centres, Serena Facci; Taboo listening (or, what kind of attention?), Franco Fabbri; Bibliography; Index.
- Author BiographyMarta GarcA-a QuiA+-ones is a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona, where she is preparing a thesis on music listening. In 2008 she edited the collection La mA * sica que no se escucha. Aprocimaxiones a la escucha ambiental. She is also a member of the international research network 'Sound in Media Culture: Aspects of a Cultural History of Sound' (2010-2013), funded by the German Research Foundation. Anahid Kassabian is the author of Ubiquitous Listening: Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity (2013) and Hearing Film (2001). Anahid is a past editor of Stanford Humanities Review and of Journal of Popular Music Studies, as well as a co-founding editor of Music, Sound, and the Moving Image and a past chair of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). She serves on the Board of Directors of Aunt Lute Books, a feminist multicultural publisher, and the Board of Trustees of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, the oldest and largest festival of its kind in the UK. Elena Boschi is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Visual Communication at Liverpool Hope University. She completed her PhD on popular songs and cultural identities in contemporary Italian, Spanish and British cinema at the Institute of Popular Music (University of Liverpool) in 2011. She has published on songs in Radiofreccia (Luciano Ligabue, 1998), musical simulacra in Barrio (Fernando Leon de Aranoa, 1998) and the audiovisual style in the films of Wes Anderson (with Tim McNelis). Elena is also Translations Editor for the journal Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, and has published a translation of Ennio Morricone's essay 'A Composer Behind the Film Camera'.
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