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Eric Clapton

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...As the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Clapton’s importance to rock music is almost laughably obvious. Clapton was born in Surrey, England in 1945; his father was a Canadian soldier stationed in England...

Sonic Logos

Music as Multimodal Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Brian Eno is often credited with the invention of ambient music.The roots of ambient music go much further back. Telemann wrote ‘table music’ for his aristocratic sponsors in the eighteenth century, and in 1917 Erik Satie...

Gil Evans

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...Gil Evans, born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1912, became a nexus for the emerging bebop and bop-derivative jazz genres that came out of New York City. Raised in Stockton, California, Evans moved to New York City permanently in 1946....

German Mania: A Coda

Mirko M. Hall

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Mirko M. Hall is Associate Professor of German Studies and Chair of the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures at Converse College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Seth Howes

Seth Howes is Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Missouri, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cyrus M. Shahan

Cyrus M. Shahan is Assistant Professor of German at Colby College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond No Future : Cultures of German Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Punk has been an unmistakable part of the visual experience of Germany since the late 1970s. At the moment of its birth, it would have been unsurprising to see youth quite similar to those on the cover of this book loitering next...

Bodhrán

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A bodhrán is the Irish version of the frame drum that has appeared in cultures from the North American continent to the Far East. The word ‘’ means ‘skin tray’ in Gaelic; ‘bodhor also means ‘soft’ or ‘dull-sounding.’ It is believed...

Mutes

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Mutes are devices used to change the timbre or to lessen the volume of an instrument. Although mutes are made for many instruments, their primary use in popular music has been with trumpets and trombones. Wooden mutes for the trumpet date...

‘The Film Should Be Played Loud’: Rockumentary Films

K.J. Donnelly

K.J.Donnelly is a Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Musical Tour : Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The opening screencard for The Last Waltz (1977) reads: ‘The Film Should Be Played Loud’. The development of the rock documentary was where rock music, and to a lesser degree perhaps pop music, found its own specific film form, derived from...
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...One of the most iconic rock and roll duos, the Everly Brothers, was comprised of Isaac Donald “Don” Everly and his brother Phillip “Phil” Everly (born in 1937 and 1939 respectively). Their father, a former coal miner, was encouraged...

Avatars of the Future: Structuring Music

Shelton Waldrep

Shelton Waldrep is Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine, USA, and currently the Trustee Professor of the University of Maine System. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Future Nostalgia : Performing David Bowie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...As Simon Frith and other theorists of rock have pointed out, many of us like to talk about rock music, but many of us do not really have a vocabulary for discussing it. That is, we do not have available to us either a musicologist...

Enya

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...In the 1980s and 1990s, Enya’s combination of Celtic, folk, and electronic music propelled her to international fame as a singer and songwriter. Born to a musical Irish family in 1961, Enya joined the band Clannad with her older siblings...