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Sonic Logos

Music as Multimodal Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

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...

Brian Eno's Another Green World

Geeta Dayal

Geeta Dayal’s writing on music, visual art, and science has appeared in many major publications, including Bookforum, The Wire, The New York Times, The International Herald-Tribune, and The Village Voice. She is currently at work on a second book on the history of electronic music. She lives in Boston. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

33 1/3 Books

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...The serene, delicate songs on Another Green World sound practicallymeditative, but the album itself was an experiment fueled byadrenaline, panic, and pure faith. It was the first Brian Eno album tobe composed almost completely...

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...

Ambient Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Ambient music, alongside related forms such as chill out, muzak and easy listening, occupies a generous quantity of real estate in the few record stores that still exist in the twenty-first century. It fulfils a very...

Introduction: The Pastiche of Gender

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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...Over the course of a long career, lasting from the 1960s until the first decade of the twenty-first century, then after a ten-year hiatus to recover from a heart attack, until now, David Bowie (David Jones) has been not only a major force...

Ambient

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ambient music is a term that emerged in the 1970s to describe music designed to enhance environment and has continued to be applied to a number of differing types of primarily electronic musics. Ambient music encompasses a number...

Glam Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Glam rock, which appeared in 1971 and remained a vital genre through 1975, was one of the first new developments in rock music to come after the hippie counterculture of the 1960s and the psychedelic rock that was its central cultural...

Brian Eno

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...One of the most prolific creative minds of the late twentieth century, Brian Eno and his music introduced many to the artistry of abstract music and visual art. Born in 1948 in Suffolk, England, Eno studied art and experimental music. He...

Avant-pop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the broad field of popular music since the 1960s there have been a number of musical artists who have breached the boundaries between art music and popular music. These are musicians who locate themselves creatively in a liminal space...