Music, Politics, and Violence by Susan Fast

By Susan Fast

Track and violence were associated on account that antiquity in ritual, fable, and artwork. thought of jointly they bring up basic questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s function in society. The essays during this assortment examine a wealth of concerns surrounding tune and violence—issues that go political limitations, time sessions, and media—and supply cross-cultural case reviews of musical practices starting from large-scale occasions to locally particular histories. Following the editors’ sizeable creation, which lays the foundation for conceptualizing new methods of considering tune because it pertains to violence, 3 vast issues are undefined: the 1st set of essays examines how song participates in either overt and covert sorts of violence; the second one part explores violence and reconciliation; and the 3rd addresses therapeutic, post-memorials, and reminiscence. tune, Politics, and Violence gives area to examine tune as an lively agent instead of as a passive paintings, and to discover how track and violence are closely—and usually uncomfortably—entwined.

CONTRIBUTORS comprise Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.

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Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album: How to Disappear by Marianne Tatom Letts

By Marianne Tatom Letts

How the British rock band Radiohead subverts the assumption of the concept that album so one can articulate issues of alienation and anti-capitalism is the point of interest of Marianne Tatom Letts’s research of child A and Amnesiac. those experimental albums marked a departure from the band’s general guitar-driven base layered with complicated creation results. contemplating the albums within the context of the band’s prior releases, Letts explores the motivations at the back of this transformation. She locations the 2 albums in the concept-album/progressive-rock culture and indicates how either withstand that culture. not like so much critics of Radiohead, who specialise in the band’s lyrics, video clips, sociological value, or viewers reception, Letts makes a speciality of the track itself. She investigates Radiohead’s ambivalence towards its personal good fortune, as manifested within the vanishing topic of child A on those albums.

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Send in the Clones: A Cultural Study of the Tribute Band by Georgina Gregory

By Georgina Gregory

Even though musical tributes play an important position inside modern tradition and regardless of their relative sturdiness as a kind of leisure, little critical learn has been released at the topic. This booklet makes a massive contribution to the certainty of the phenomenon of the tribute band by means of linking it to different forms of imitative leisure akin to 'ghost', hide and parody bands. It additionally demonstrates the impression of a altering cultural Zeitgeist at the evolution of well known song tributes, exhibiting how track tributes will be regarding different examples of retrospection. those affects are associated with the impression of latest know-how in making the paintings of paying tribute attainable, exhibiting how definite advancements have created the musical gear and equipment for self-promotion, advertising and verbal exchange with lovers. while severe opinion in this kind of leisure continues to be divided, the writer demanding situations unfavorable responses via an interrogation of evaluations of imitative cultural practices inside of a broader historic and cultural framework. the range of the homage is highlighted and the publication avoids concentrating completely on recognized tributes, having a look too, on the paintings of these working within the 'alternative' tribute scene. The ebook explores the operating lifetime of musicians excited about the 'bargain basement' finish of the reside track undefined, utilizing interviews and primary hand observations to teach the pains and tribulations of paying homage. ultimately, via an exam of the viewers at tribute occasions, fandom and linked social and mental facets of participation are explored.

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Power and People : The Benefits of Renewable Energy in Nepal by Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Avjeet Singh, Hussain A. Samad

By Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Avjeet Singh, Hussain A. Samad

This document is an output of the technical counsel job conducted over 2008-2010 to replacement power merchandising heart (AEPC), that is the nodal renewable strength company of Nepal. This learn has been designed to set up a tracking approach for AEPC to repeatedly degree the result of the renewable power courses opposed to the goals and to prepare an evaluate process that measures the influence of micro-hydro installations on rural livelihoods. Given AEPC’s hugely obvious position, the necessity to improve a method that gives details on quite a lot of technical, operational, and fiscal parameters is in a similar fashion excessive. This research built a powerful but uncomplicated M and E framework for all of the courses of AEPC that's interested by the wishes of the decision-makers, in addition to the pursuits of the suitable stakeholders. The built-in M and E method encompasses all of AEPC’s courses in micro-hydro, sun, biomass, enhanced water generators, and biogas, and builds its means to execute it. the point of interest has been to boost functionality symptoms around the complete causal chain from venture intervention to on-the-ground affects. The M and E framework accommodates not just the actions undertaken and the outputs but in addition the impression at the beneficiaries that is severe to achieve a greater standpoint of the influence of the interventions and to help destiny making plans methods and decision-making. the ultimate affects of electrification on families and companies are evaluated utilizing a main loved ones and firm survey. a variety of results together with caliber of lighting fixtures, source of revenue iteration, well-being, schooling, fertility, women’s empowerment, and greenhouse fuel emissions aid are thought of. AEPC is now built with not just the state of the art tracking procedure but in addition with a knowledgeable employees to sustainably deal with and upload to the procedure, as required.

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Early Twentieth-Century Brass Idioms: Art, Jazz, and Other by Howard T. Weiner

By Howard T. Weiner

The paintings of a number of students is mixed during this unmarried quantity, bringing jointly in dialog the traditions of brass instrumentalism and jazz idiom. Early Twentieth-Century Brass Idioms: artwork, Jazz, and different well known Traditions, edited via Howard T. Weiner, positive aspects articles by means of essentially the most exceptional jazz and brass students and performers on the planet. the subjects coated span continents and many years and bridge gaps that formerly remained uncrossed. fundamental subject matters emerge through the ebook and input into discussion with one another: the contribution brass performers made to the evolution of jazz within the early twentieth century, and the effect jazz and renowned track idioms had at the evolution of brass performance.The thirteen articles during this quantity hide a number themes from Italian jazz trumpet variety to the origins of jazz improvisation to the function of brass in klezmer song. New Orleans turns into a focus because the essays research the paintings of many very important musicians, together with Louis Armstrong, blood brother Bolden, Bunk Johnson, King Oliver, James Reese Europe, and Newell "Spiegle" Willcox. incorporated in addition is an interview with legends of jazz trumpet, William Fielder and Joe Wilder, and the well known performer and instructor Jimmy Owens finds his perform ideas. some of the essays comprise bibliographies, discographies, and different reference info. The assembly of the ancient Brass Society and the Institute of Jazz stories represents the 1st time students have amassed to deliver those fields into such complete dialogue with one another. Early Twentieth-Century Brass Idioms: artwork, Jazz, and different well known Traditions provides this old dialog.

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Audible Signs: Essays from a Musical Ground by Michael Alec Rose

By Michael Alec Rose

Whether it is a tune through Brahms or by way of the Boss, a serenade by means of Mozart or a ballet via John Harbison, tune radiates a various spectrum of significant indicators, hidden in undeniable hearing.  To benefit from the interaction of musical indicators, it is helping to acknowledge them within the first place.  many of the iconographic suggestions of Audible Signs—including remark on picture works, books, poems, and film—yield new appreciations and evaluations of composers of significantly divergent types and technical materials.  

Author and composer Michael Alec Rose is helping readers decode the symptoms composers provide us of their music—sounds that invoke very specific ideas,  photographs, and cultural contexts—and finds the extreme ingenuity with which yes items set up recognizable figures in a musical landscape.  None of this is performed systematically.  every one art reinvents "the code" and calls for a different set of approaches.  But the chapters during this invigorating book spring from an analogous musical flooring, the place the single factor that issues is to concentrate on the wonders of significant music.

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Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Southeast Asia by Craig Lockard

By Craig Lockard

No matter what its present position and importance in Anglo-American society, renowned song has been and is still an immense social and cultural strength in lots of components of the area. this article explores the connections among renowned track genres and politics in Southeast Asia, with specific emphasis on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. over the last few many years, the international locations of Southeast Asia have reverberated to the track of superstars like Indonesia's Rhoma Irama. Articulating the perspectives of powerless electorate, they supplied a severe discourse on nationwide and foreign affairs. a few have been even pointed out with mass-based sociopolitical hobbies looking swap.

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Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture by Phil Ford

By Phil Ford

Hipness has been an indelible a part of America's highbrow and cultural panorama because the Forties. however the query What is hip? is still one of those cultural koan, both fascinating and elusive.

In Dig, Phil Ford argues that whereas hipsters have continually used garments, coiffure, gesture, and slang to mark their distance from consensus tradition, song has regularly been the first technique of resistance, the royal street to hip. Hipness indicates a specific type of alienation from society--alienation due to not any particular political mistaken yet to whatever extra radical, a conflict of belief and recognition. From the vantage of hipness, the dominant tradition constitutes a procedure bent on with the exception of creativity, self-awareness, and self-expression. The hipster's venture is therefore to outline himself against this approach, to withstand being stamped in its uniform, squarish mildew. Ford explores radio exhibits, movies, novels, poems, essays, jokes, and political manifestos, yet argues that track greater than the other type of expression has formed the alienated hipster's id. certainly, for lots of avant-garde subcultures song is their raison d'être. Hip intellectuals conceived of sound itself as a manner of hard meaning--that that is cognitive and summary, undying and placeless--with experience--that that's embodied, concrete and anchored in position and time. via Charlie Parker's "Ornithology," Ken Nordine's "Sound Museum," Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a skinny Man," and a number different illuminating examples, Ford indicates why and the way tune got here to be on the middle of hipness.

Shedding new mild on an enigmatic thought, Dig is vital analyzing for college kids and students of renowned tune and tradition, in addition to a person interested by the counterculture circulation of the mid-twentieth-century.

Publication of this ebook was once supported via the AMS seventy five can pay Endowment of the yankee Musicological Society, funded partially by way of the nationwide Endowment for the arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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