Speech, Music, Sound by Theo van Leeuwen (auth.)

By Theo van Leeuwen (auth.)

Show description

Read or Download Speech, Music, Sound PDF

Best music books

Why Jazz Happened

Why Jazz occurred is the 1st entire social heritage of jazz. It offers an intimate and compelling examine the various forces that formed this such a lot American of paintings kinds and the various affects that gave upward push to jazz's post-war types. wealthy with the voices of musicians, manufacturers, promoters, and others at the scene in the course of the many years following international battle II, this publication perspectives jazz's evolution during the prism of technological advances, social modifications, alterations within the legislations, financial developments, and lots more and plenty extra.

Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music

Approximately all non secular traditions have reserved a different position for sacred tune. if it is track accompanying a ritual or simply for devotional reasons, track composed for whole congregations or for the expert soloist, or tune set to holy phrases or only instrumental, in a few shape or one other, tune is current.

A Schnittke Reader (Russian Music Studies)

This compilation assembles formerly released and unpublished essays by means of Schnittke and supplementations them with an interview with cellist and pupil Alexander Ivashkin. The ebook is illustrated with musical examples, a lot of them in Schnittke’s personal hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his lifestyles, his works, different composers, performers, and a huge variety of subject matters in 20th-century song.

Six-String Heroes: Photographs of Great Guitarists

In a profession spanning greater than forty years, mythical rock photographer Neil Zlozower has documented an grand who's-who of the main influential and dynamic guitarists from the past due Nineteen Sixties to this day. Six-String Heroes collects reside, candid, and studio pictures of a hundred and fifty of the best guitar gamers in rock, steel, punk, blues, and past, together with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, minimize, Jimmy web page, Keith Richards, Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell, Tom Morello, Carlos Santana, Les Paul, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Pat Metheny, Al Di Meola, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Edward Van Halen, Angus younger, and lots of extra.

Extra info for Speech, Music, Sound

Sample text

The clock was pioneered in Benedictine monasteries. In the seventh century Pope Sabinianus had decreed that Benedictine monks should pray seven times every twenty-four hours (the 'canonical hours'). Some means of keeping time became necessary. The water-dock, already known to ancient Rome, was reintroduced. Around 1345 the division Time 37 of the hour into minutes and seconds became common. In 1370 the first mechanical clock was built. In Lewis Mumford's words (1934: 13): Benedictine rule gave human enterprise the regular collective beat and rhythm of the machine; for the clock is not merely a means of keeping track of the hours, but of synchronizing the actions of men.

In addition the waltz was seen as replacing the 'stiffness' and 'artificiality' of the court dances, and creating space for self-expression (Marothy, 1974: 233). So there was on the one hand the procession dance, with its forwards movement, symbolizing progress, exploration, expansion, and nationalistic values, and on the other hand the closed couple dance, expressing the ethos of individualization, self-expression and privacy. Two tendencies, the 'heroic' and the 'sentimental', as Marothy says, the one associated with the public, the other with the private side of the industrial age, the one with work, the other with leisure, the one with the public ceremony, the other with the salon, the one, also, as McClary (1991) has very convincingly demonstrated, with constructions of 'masculinity', the other with constructions of 'femininity'.

Tomorrow'. 6. ' 7. And the footsteps continue after the voice stops to 32 Speech, Music, Sound and music as typical of radio drama generally. Music, he says (1974: 147) often serves as a kind of'bridge'. It then is: a signal that the scene is changing, music being to radio drama what curtain drops are to staged drama. Such music does not fit into a scene but fits between scenes, connecting one whole episode with another. : 145-6), often follows the convention that: spatial information is introduced at the beginning of a scene, then faded down or eliminated entirely.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 30 votes