Arvo Pärt: Sounding The Sacred [Toc], 2020 Fordham University
Arvo Pärt: Sounding The Sacred [Toc], Peter Bouteneff, Jeffers Engelhardt, Robert Saler
Scholarly writing on the music of Arvo Pärt is situated primarily in the fields of musicology (analyzing Pärt’s signature “tintinnabuli” method), cultural and media studies (Pärt’s audience is uncannily broad within and beyond the contemporary classical world) and, more recently, in terms of theology/spirituality (Pärt is primarily a composer of sacred music). For the most part, this work is centered around the representational dimensions of Pärt’s music (including the trope of silence), writing and listening past the fact that its storied effects and affects are carried first and foremost as vibrations through air, impressing themselves on ...
What We’Ve Managed To Transcribe Thus Far: Lessons From The Blythe Owen Letter Transcription Project, 2020 Andrews University
What We’Ve Managed To Transcribe Thus Far: Lessons From The Blythe Owen Letter Transcription Project, Marianne Kordas
In 2016, the music librarian at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI launched a project to transcribe approximately 2,000 by twentieth-century American composer Blythe Owen into typed, keyword-searchable documents. The goal of the transcription project is to make these letters more accessible beyond their current archival setting, and thereby lay the foundation for further inquiry into Owen, her works, and the people she knew – among them pianist and pedagogue Rudolf Ganz, African-American composer Florence Price, and composition teacher Nadia Boulanger. Managing such a large project has proven challenging, but worth the effort. This article describes the methodology, successes, challenges ...
Recalling The (Afro)Future: Collective Memory And The Construction Of Subversive Meanings In Janelle Monáe’S Metropolis-Suites, Anders Liljedahl
Focusing on the intersection of collective memory, technology, and African American popular music, this paper use aspects of the sonic narratives in Janelle Monáe’s Metropolis-Suites I–V to introduce core concepts of Afrofuturism. The paper challenges the positioning of collective memory as being exterior to the sphere of individual cognitive memory. By inhabiting past, present, and future at once, Afrofuturism is able to critically revisit collective memory not only as a social framework but also as actual individual memory. Afrofuturist discourse questions the status of the human being by examining African Americans as always already robotic, and posits ...
Annotated Bibliography - Grace Jones, Slave To The Rhythm, 2020 Boston Public Schools
Annotated Bibliography - Grace Jones, Slave To The Rhythm, Bennett Brazelton
Annotated Bibliography entry for Grace Jones' album, Slave to the Rhythm (1985).
The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox
Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room (1969) is an icon of experimental music and sound art. The sizable literature addressing the aesthetic and philosophical implications of this piece rarely discusses the performance practice beyond what is indicated in the score itself. This is problematic for two reasons: 1) The meaning that is derived from the piece often hinges not just on what sounds are obtained, but on how they are obtained. 2) Over the past 50 years, changes in the performance practice have altered what constitutes the work: magnetic tape was used until 2000 when it was ...
Sounding Unsettlement: Rethinking Settler States Of Mind And Re(-)Cognition Through Scenes Of Cross-Cultural Listening, 2020 The University of Western Ontario
Sounding Unsettlement: Rethinking Settler States Of Mind And Re(-)Cognition Through Scenes Of Cross-Cultural Listening, Ryan Ben Shuvera
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
In this dissertation I consider how listening to music produced by Indigenous peoples might convince settler listeners to surrender settler states of mind. I focus on the elements of settler colonialism that are exemplified in and challenged by the experiences of listening to music produced by Indigenous peoples. I focus on these aesthetic encounters as a way of exposing the everyday presence and power of settler states of mind and, more importantly, exploring how settlers might go about rebuilding states of mind through these moments of aesthetic surrender that are spurred by embodied experiences of sound. My project builds on ...
Viola Fragments: Contextualizing And Interpreting Selections From György Kurtág's Signs, Games And Messages, 2020 Louisiana State University
Viola Fragments: Contextualizing And Interpreting Selections From György Kurtág's Signs, Games And Messages, Mounir Nessim
LSU Doctoral Dissertations
The viola came to prominence as a solo instrument relatively late compared to the violin and cello. As a result, the standard repertoire is more recent, consisting largely of twentieth century works. The standard repertoire continues to expand as new works are written and embraced by performers. One such work is the Hungarian composer György Kurtág's open ended collection of pieces for solo viola Signs, Games and Messages (1987-). Kurtág, born in 1926, is one of the most important composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His music is characterized by its brevity, fragmentation, ambiguity, and intertextuality. The painstaking ...
Quincy: A Documentary Review, 2020 University of the Pacific
Quincy: A Documentary Review, Analy Cruz
This is a film review of the 2018 documentary film on the life and music of legendary producer, Quincy Jones.
Amy: A Film Review, 2020 University of the Pacific
Amy: A Film Review, Lucas Dehner
A review of the 2015 documentary film, Amy.
Tearing Down The Wall: An Analysis Of Pink Floyd’S 1979 Rock Opera, 2020 University of the Pacific
Tearing Down The Wall: An Analysis Of Pink Floyd’S 1979 Rock Opera, Darla Testino
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Bohemian Rhapsody: A Film Review, 2020 University of the Pacific
Bohemian Rhapsody: A Film Review, Ailey Butler
This is a review of the 2018 Queen bio-pic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Film Review, 2020 University of the Pacific
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Film Review, Ceara J. Costa
This is a film review of the 2004 documentary, Some Kind of Monster, which provides an in-depth portrait of the heavy metal band, Metallica, during the making of their St. Anger album. It addresses issues of mental health, depression, group dynamics and the pressures that successful artists face in maintaining their internal and external relationships while still trying to create new music.
A 70'S Dream Queen: Carole King's Tapestry, 2020 University of the Pacific
A 70'S Dream Queen: Carole King's Tapestry, Kortney Burton
The essay critiques the 1971 best-selling album, Tapestry, written and performed by Carole King.
Rock Of Ages Film Review, 2020 University of the Pacific
Rock Of Ages Film Review, Sarah Werth
This is a critique of the 2012 musical film, Rock of Ages.
Re-Born On The Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Sophomore Album, 2020 University of the Pacific
Re-Born On The Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Sophomore Album, Mike Camfield
This is a critique of the 1969 sophomore album, Bayou Country, by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Emmylou Harris’S Bold And Broken Pieces Of Sky, 2020 University of the Pacific
Emmylou Harris’S Bold And Broken Pieces Of Sky, Jennifer Morrow
This article critically examines the 1975 album, "Pieces of Sky," from country artist Emmylou Harris, whose unique blend of strength and vulnerability shine through in an imperfect yet promising work of art. The piece explores how Pieces of Sky succeeded in reaching a mainstream audience through innovative musical stylings and emotionally authentic lyricism.
Me Too: The Effects Of Sexual Harassment And Assault In The Entertainment Industry, 2020 University of the Pacific
Me Too: The Effects Of Sexual Harassment And Assault In The Entertainment Industry, Cassandra M. Gaal
This paper gives insight to the growing issue of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry. The paper provides information on the impact technology and social media have on sexual harassment and how women in particular are viewed in the entertainment industry. The paper also discusses how different genres of music and other forms of entertainment had oversexualized women, and how movies and TV shows have created this idea that someone being romantic is someone who is aggressive and forceful towards their partner.
The Big Payback Book Analysis, 2020 University of The Pacific
The Big Payback Book Analysis, Isaiah Smith
This paper is an analysis of the book, The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.
The Next Frontier: Blockchain In The Music Industry, 2020 University of The Pacific
The Next Frontier: Blockchain In The Music Industry, Manuel J. Manriquez Jr
This Research Paper takes a look at how Blockchain technology can potentially change the music industry as we know it!
“The Personal Is Political”: The Power Of Female Voices In 1970s Pop Music And Beyond, 2020 University of the Pacific
“The Personal Is Political”: The Power Of Female Voices In 1970s Pop Music And Beyond, Jennifer Morrow
This essay examines how, in the male-dominated structures of the popular music industry, narratives about women have been marginalized, ignored, and undervalued. The female singer-songwriter, my research suggests, is, by definition, a contradiction and subversion of traditional gender roles, and this position has been claimed by female musicians as a form of rebellion and resistance. In the scope of my research, I focus on how female pop artists have embraced songwriting as a medium for authentic self-expression, and how these narratives have been embraced as autoethnographies that represent the collective experiences and frustrations of women in a patriarchal social landscape ...