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Loops, Memories, and Meanings

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...I am not looking for balance in this chapter: I am making a negative case. I know the issues are complex but I want to draw attention to implications that are usually ignored or glossed over. I think the short loop—the obvious loop...

High-Energy (Hi-NRG)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...High-Energy (often written as Hi-NRG) is a genre of post-disco electronic dance music (EDM) that simultaneously emerged from gay club culture in Europe and the USA in the early 1980s. The genre integrated a four-to-the-floor basic disco...

Country Girl: Rural Feminism in the Performance of Alison Goldfrapp

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Photographs: Anna Fox and Alison Goldfrapp Goldfrapp occupy a unique place in the Mute roster of artists. Where bands like Depeche Mode, New Order and Cabaret Voltaire suggest urban dystopian vistas with their electronic, industrial...

Toward an Alternative History of Repetitive Audio Technologies

Christophe Levaux

Christophe Levaux is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liège, Belgium Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...In the literature dedicated to twentieth-century music, the development of technological repetitive devices such as closed grooves and tape loops is systematically linked to that of electronic music. Numerous works affirmatively state...

Arca: Mute’s Mutant

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Everything is a performance, but that just leaves us with the awareness to shape what we desire.Arca (2015b)Historically, the roster of Mute Records has been replete with transgressive musicians with diverse identities, from...

Composing with Microphones and Loudspeakers

Cathy van Eck

Cathy van Eck is a composer, sound artist, and researcher in the arts with an interest in relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and electronic sound. She holds a Ph.D. of Leiden University and is lecturer at the University of the Arts in Bern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Between Air and Electricity : Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Beyond musical instruments: A hybrid of approaches Although microphones and loudspeakers can acquire characteristics similar to those of musical instruments when there is interaction between performer, and microphone and loudspeaker...

Movement, Material and Space: Interacting with Microphones and Loudspeakers

Cathy van Eck

Cathy van Eck is a composer, sound artist, and researcher in the arts with an interest in relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and electronic sound. She holds a Ph.D. of Leiden University and is lecturer at the University of the Arts in Bern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Between Air and Electricity : Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Acoustic feedback: From mistake to music Acoustic feedback existed from the beginning of the invention of sound reproduction technology using electricity and was regarded as a problem, since it disturbed the reproducing and supporting...

Koji Kondo

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...In his myriad compositions for Nintendo video games, Koji Kondo created some of the medium’s most memorable music. Born in Nagoya in 1961, Kondo began studying the organ at age five. Prior to studying at the Osaka University of the Arts...

The Sound of Microphones and Loudspeakers

Cathy van Eck

Cathy van Eck is a composer, sound artist, and researcher in the arts with an interest in relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and electronic sound. She holds a Ph.D. of Leiden University and is lecturer at the University of the Arts in Bern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Between Air and Electricity : Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Acoustic feedback: An electromechanical oscillator What happens when the music in front of the microphone and coming out of the loudspeaker is taken away, so that only the sounds found between microphone and loudspeaker remain? I wish...

The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs: A field guide

LD Beghtol

LD Beghtol has written extensively about pop music, books, and the visual arts in Time Out New York, The Advocate, and the Village Voice. He has released half a dozen albums under several guises, and was a performer on 69 Love Songs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...A fully illustrated oral history of the Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple album, 69 Love Songs - an album that was afforded "classic" status by many almost as soon as it was released. LD Beghtol's book is chatty, incestuous, funny, dark...