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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...

“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...

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

Music Radio : Building Communities, Mediating Genres

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...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

Artist Pages

...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....
...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...
...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...
...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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“The Hexagram of the Heavens, the Strings of My Guitar”: Joni Mitchell’s Crip Virtuosity

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Joni Mitchell’s musical “voice” has been described by critics and fans as idiosyncratic, innovative, and even visionary, but never as disabled. Mitchell (née Roberta Joan Anderson) is a survivor of childhood polio and has lived...

Western Canada (Francophone)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Francophone Population: Manitoba – 49,100; Saskatchewan – 19,901; Alberta – 52,290; British Columbia – 56,755 (1999) The four provinces that lie west of Ontario constitute Canada’s largest land mass. Manitoba...