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A Feminist History Of The Roland Mc-505, Cameron Davis 2021 Pepperdine University

A Feminist History Of The Roland Mc-505, Cameron Davis

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

A Feminist History of the Roland MC-505

Abstract

Roland’s MC 505 is a small portable music production instrument also known as agroovebox that functions as a programmable sixty-four note polyphonic synthesizer and drummachine with twenty-six interchangeable drum kits to use in various combinations. (1) The groovebox is equipped for both audio recording and live performance, both of which are analyzed in this research. The machine has many innovative elements that have carried over into modern music technology as well as some limitations that have since been left behind. This study acts as a historical evaluation of the growth and ...


"When I Wore A Younger Man's Clothes": The Nostalgia Topic In The Music Of Billy Joel, Kendall Waters 2021 James Madison University

"When I Wore A Younger Man's Clothes": The Nostalgia Topic In The Music Of Billy Joel, Kendall Waters

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

My father and I often listened to Billy Joel together as I grew up, and I eventually formed nostalgic connections to Joel’s music. While music is well known as a conductor of nostalgia, this paper explores the idea that the nostalgia I feel while listening to specific songs in Joel’s catalog is not simply a result of the indexical connections I have built with these tracks. Rather, it is a result of a “nostalgia topic” in Joel’s work. This paper compares the soundtrack and select works from Joel’s catalog to reveal that there is no one ...


Sound In Color, Amber Rhodes 2021 Belmont University

Sound In Color, Amber Rhodes

Honors Theses

“Sound in Color” is an interactive audio-visual experience designed to explore the relationship between sound, color, and emotions. Taking place on the Massey Concert Hall stage, the project is inspired by synesthesia and incorporates research on color psychology. Participants are invited to select an emotion and color. As the user hums into a microphone, they hear their emotions expressed through sound in their headphones and watch as the lights on stage respond to their vocal cues.


Living Room Orchestra: Designing Embedded Furniture As A Family Of Electronic Musical Instruments, Matthew Scott Blessing 2021 Louisiana State University

Living Room Orchestra: Designing Embedded Furniture As A Family Of Electronic Musical Instruments, Matthew Scott Blessing

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Musical Chairs is a project that explores ways to bring more music and sound art into people’s homes in an unobtrusive manner. In a world of embeddable technologies and Internets of Things, the home is getting increasingly “smarter” and not all things are as they once seemed–a refrigerator can tell you the weather, a smart speaker can order a dollhouse. By embedding musicality in everyday home objects, performable sonic beauty can be all around without requiring any dedicated space to hold instruments. One no longer requires a grand piano taking up space in order to host a Salon ...


Advanced Technologies In Music Production And Collaboration, David Besonen 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Advanced Technologies In Music Production And Collaboration, David Besonen

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My Honors Senior Creative Project was to compose and produce a short album of original music alongside talented musicians here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) as well as around the world.


Selections From Divinatio Diver, Sculptural Antipathia In Atonement Transcendo, And Mechanika Momento: Creatio Forecaster, ANTONIE FRANKIE AQUINO 2021 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS

Selections From Divinatio Diver, Sculptural Antipathia In Atonement Transcendo, And Mechanika Momento: Creatio Forecaster, Antonie Frankie Aquino

Far West Popular Culture Association Annual Conference

It is fated inspiration which penetrates the heart, satisfies the collective soul, and offers its spirit to the vastness of ceremonial vision. Vision becomes sound and sound forms a poetic voice displaced— this displacement radiates a mythologized poetic voice serving as a lyrical object, theogonic lyre, and the genealogical muse. Selected poems from Divinatio Diver, Sculptural Antipathia: In Atonement Transcendo and Mechanika Momento: Creatio Forerunner, the collected poems orchestrate a tryptic voice that dismantles the outward magnitude of the self by subverting the antithetical self through spiritual and organic sensualness.This mythopoeic tripartism simultaneously interconnects with religion, theology, and metaphysics ...


The View From Somewhere: A Review, Robert S. Boynton 2021 University of Wollongong

The View From Somewhere: A Review, Robert S. Boynton

RadioDoc Review

Lewis Raven Wallace was fired from Marketplace for questioning the mainstream media's conception of journalistic neutrality. He developed his critique in his 2019 book, The View From Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity, a podcast of the same name, and in several ancillary products. Wallace concludes that “objectivity is a false ideal that upholds the status quo”, and news judgement has less to do with objective criteria than with “who controls the narrative, whose narratives matter, and how the appearance of mattering is created in a society rife with entrenched inequality”.


Symphony Of Nature: "Fall", Davis Cooper 2021 The University of Akron

Symphony Of Nature: "Fall", Davis Cooper

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This honors project is for an analysis paper based on one movement of an original music composition by the author in the realm of environmental sound art. The movement, entitled “Fall” from the Symphony of Nature, consists of hundreds of individual audio recordings of specific animals (such as an American Crow, Carolina Ground Cricket, and Gray Catbird), groups of animals (such as a choir of Ground Crickets, a murder of crows, and so forth), or geophonic sounds (such as a light rain on dry leaves, a several-miles-distant thunderstorm, or mid-to-high range audio spectrum wind). The analysis paper includes the rationale ...


Tools Of Rescue: A Review Of Silencio Para Rescatar: Documental Sonoro, Sonia Robles 2020 University of Delaware

Tools Of Rescue: A Review Of Silencio Para Rescatar: Documental Sonoro, Sonia Robles

RadioDoc Review

In this audio documentary, Mexican cultural promoter and sound artist Abraham Chavelas recounts rescue activities in which he took part after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on 19 September 2017. Answering a call for help, Chavelas was assigned to a collapsed factory where an unknown number of undocumented Asian and Central American women working as seamstresses were trapped under the rubble. For two days, he aided rescue efforts by using a high-tech microphone to help determine whether or not there was life under piles of concrete, glass and debris. Chavelas used the audio he gathered before the Mexican ...


Mysteries Solved And Unsolved In The Search For The Missing Cryptoqueen, Claudia Calhoun 2020 University of Wollongong

Mysteries Solved And Unsolved In The Search For The Missing Cryptoqueen, Claudia Calhoun

RadioDoc Review

The Missing Cryptoqueen, produced for BBC Sounds by Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt, investigates the cryptocurrency scam fronted by Dr. Ruja Ignatova, self-described “cryptoqueen.” The series benefits from the engrossing complexity of a sprawling conspiracy: The podcasters travel across continents to find both the scammers and their victims, making important stops in the U.K., Germany, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and Uganda. The series also benefits from its own breathless narration, which keeps listeners in the present-tense of the storytelling. This was an especially compelling series for the large audience who listened as the weekly episodes were released, as the series ...


War Of The Moon, Bibiana Medkova 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

War Of The Moon, Bibiana Medkova

Masters Theses

Space, in the post-World War context, was the new frontier of ‘global’ dominion. Space Race of the 1950s was a competition to signal technological capability and military strength. The objective of War of the Moon is to unpack the motivation for Moon race in 1950s. What did countries have to gain politically, economically, socially and technologically by conquering space and landing on the moon. At what cost? Who financed it, and where did the labor, land, and raw materials sourced come from. And how it was used to accomplish said landing. Space security is a massive aspect of all current ...


The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox 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 ...


Macroharmony In Ligeti's Etudes, Book 3, Nicolas Namoradze 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Macroharmony In Ligeti's Etudes, Book 3, Nicolas Namoradze

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In Book 3 of his piano etudes, György Ligeti charts a new path relative not only to his earlier works in the genre, but also to the rest of his oeuvre. The treatment of pitch class collection (or “scale”) in particular is a significant departure from his previous compositional processes. Despite the extent of the stylistic shifts in the four etudes of Book 3 and their importance as capstones to Ligeti’s body of work, there is a dearth of literature dedicated to their analysis.

This essay seeks to show that in Book 3, Ligeti uses processes related to scale ...


Quincy: A Documentary Review, Analy Cruz 2020 University of the Pacific

Quincy: A Documentary Review, Analy Cruz

Backstage Pass

This is a film review of the 2018 documentary film on the life and music of legendary producer, Quincy Jones.


Amy: A Film Review, Lucas Dehner 2020 University of the Pacific

Amy: A Film Review, Lucas Dehner

Backstage Pass

A review of the 2015 documentary film, Amy.


Tearing Down The Wall: An Analysis Of Pink Floyd’S 1979 Rock Opera, Darla Testino 2020 University of the Pacific

Tearing Down The Wall: An Analysis Of Pink Floyd’S 1979 Rock Opera, Darla Testino

Backstage Pass

No abstract provided.


Bohemian Rhapsody: A Film Review, Ailey Butler 2020 University of the Pacific

Bohemian Rhapsody: A Film Review, Ailey Butler

Backstage Pass

This is a review of the 2018 Queen bio-pic, Bohemian Rhapsody.


Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Film Review, Ceara J. Costa 2020 University of the Pacific

Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster Film Review, Ceara J. Costa

Backstage Pass

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, Kortney Burton 2020 University of the Pacific

A 70'S Dream Queen: Carole King's Tapestry, Kortney Burton

Backstage Pass

The essay critiques the 1971 best-selling album, Tapestry, written and performed by Carole King.


Rock Of Ages Film Review, Sarah Werth 2020 University of the Pacific

Rock Of Ages Film Review, Sarah Werth

Backstage Pass

This is a critique of the 2012 musical film, Rock of Ages.


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