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“All Sounds Are Created Equal”: Mediating Democracy in Acousmatic Education

Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Acousmatic music is a genre of experimental studio-based composition founded in the 1970s by disciples of French composer and radio engineer Pierre Schaeffer. Although it shares several features with the older genre of musique concrète...

The Edufication and Musicalization of Radio: CKUA, ‘Good Music’, and ‘Uplifting Taste’

Music Radio : Building Communities, Mediating Genres

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ken Regan, the former CEO of CKUA Radio in Edmonton, Alberta, maintains a collection of emails and messages sent by listeners and musicians that express praise for the station and its support for local and independent musicians. One...

Guy Lombardo

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...While his “sweet” interpretation of American jazz music was panned by critics throughout Guy Lombardo’s fifty-year career, it proved to be popular among record-buying and concert-attending audiences. Lombardo was born in Ontario in 1902...

“Gaps We Cross with Technology”: Solidarity and Surveillance According to Cory Doctorow

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Doctorow puts his money where his mouth is (or rather, where his keyboard is) when it comes to publishing his well-regarded fiction. A prominent supporter of digital exchanges—he believes that copyright laws should only be activated...

‘Portugal dos Xutos’: Portuguese music in the lives of ‘returned’ descendants of Portuguese emigrants from Canada

João Sardinha

João Sardinha is a researcher at IGOT (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning), Center for Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Transglobal Sounds : Music, Youth and Migration

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Within migration literature, the topic of return migration, as pertinent to the descendants of the migrants,By descendants of immigrants, I am here referring to the sons and daughters of the first generation (the so-called...
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...The first Canadian country music star, Wilf Carter (known as Montana Slim in the United States), provided a link between country’s source material and its contemporary vogue. Born in 1904 in Nova Scotia, Carter’s family was poor and he...

Shania Twain

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...In this chapter I chart multiple connections between Joni Mitchell and Margaret Atwood, as brilliant, angry, self-conscious, Canadian women artists of the same generation. I’d like to thank Ian Balfour and Ruth Charnock...

Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs

Eric Eidelstein

Eric Eidelstein is a film/TV critic based in Los Angeles, and his work has been featured in Indiewire, Complex, Mic, Catapult, Brooklyn Magazine, and Backstage Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The Suburbs is an incredibly sentimental and nostalgic album, which generally moved critics but was jarring to others. But it also made a heavy impact on fans and – to the surprise of many – won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards...

Arcade Fire

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...The Canadian indie-rock outfit Arcade Fire formed by late 2001, with Win Butler, Josh Deu, and Régine Chassagne uniting to form a trio that began recording demos and performing live. Through 2003, the lineup changed often. After...