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Supercell's Supercell featuring Hatsune Miku

Keisuke Yamada

Keisuke Yamada is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is currently working on a long-term ethnographic project involving the shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and North America, especially focusing on the transnational circulation of the materials from which the instrument is made. His work has appeared in Asian Music, Ethnomusicology Review, and the Journal of World Popular Music, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...The lead singer on Supercell’s eponymous first album is Hatsune Miku—a Vocaloid character created by Crypton Future Media with voice synthesizers. A virtual superstar, over 100,000 songs, uploaded mostly by fans, are attributed to her....

Blues and Jazz

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction In the twenty-first century, the fusion or mixing of styles across all aspects of our culture has become a familiar experience. In music, globalization has caused many different musical forms, styles of performance, cultural...

Out of sight: The mediation of the music festival

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...The children danced night and day. The pop festival grows from nothing; it rises up from an empty space into an audio-visual spectacle, captivating the thousands of individuals who have made the pilgrimage to witness...

Jews, Judaism and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...From time immemorial we Jews have loved music, and have understood what it really is. Even our worst enemies could not deny this. … Whenever a Cantor makes his appearance in our midst, we rush off to buy tickets to hear him, let them cost...

Interview 2: David Amram

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...David Amram (born in 1933) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist (piano and French horn amongst others). He wrote and recorded the scores for such classic films as Splendor in the Grass and The Manchurian Candidate. He is best known...

Hobart

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 197,282 (2001) Hobart is at the mouth of the Derwent River, on the south coast of Australia’s largest offshore island, the state of Tasmania (formerly Van Diemen’s Land), south of Melbourne....

Bembeya Jazz

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...As a prominent interpreter of Guinean folk music, Bembeya Jazz National combined Afropop with its nation’s musical culture to produce one of the continent’s most popular sounds. Following Guinean independence in 1958, bands were encouraged...

Standard Jazz Harmony and the Constraints of Hypermeter

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...As unpredictable as jazz may seem, standard jazz repertoire is usually underpinned by regular and repetitive metric structures.As in Salley and Shanahan 2016, we define standard jazz repertoire as compositions written by North American...

Art Music: Listening to Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...All references are to Jack Kerouac, Mexico City Blues (New York: Grove Press, 1959). Given subsequent editions and reprints I have opted to give references by Chorus rather than pagination.I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long...