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Recorded Music
Performance, Culture and Technology

Amanda Bayley, Stephen Cottrell, Peter Johnson, Andrew Blake, Adam Krims, James Barrett, John Baily, David Patmore, Peter Elsdon, Catherine Tackley, Jonathan Stock, Serge Lacasse, Allan Moore, John Dack, Virgil Moorefield, Albin Zak, Tony Gibbs
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  • Date Published: January 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521863094


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  • Research in the area of recorded music is becoming increasingly diverse. Contributions from a variety of fields, including music performance, composition and production, cultural studies and philosophy, are drawn together here, for the contrasting perspectives they bring to a range of music genres. Discourses in jazz, ethnomusicology and popular music – whose histories and practices have evolved principally from recordings – are presented alongside those of Western classical music, where analysis of recordings is a relatively recent development. Different methodologies have evolved in each of these subdisciplines where recordings have been contextualised variously as tools, texts, or processes, reflective of social practices. This book promotes the sharing of such differences of approach. Attitudes of performers are considered alongside developments in technology, changing listening practices, and social contexts, to explore the ways in which recordings influence the study of music performance and the nature of musical experience.

    • Organised conceptually into different themed sections rather than according to genre, encouraging the reader to transfer ideas across conventional disciplinary boundaries
    • Audio examples are available on an accompanying website, bringing the subject to life for the reader
    • Includes perspectives of performers and their attitudes towards recordings
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    'Recorded Music is very well conceived and makes a unique contribution to the field. Moreover, it is expertly written and impeccably edited, and arguably belongs in every music library.' The Journal of Music and Meaning

    'The polyphony of perspectives presented here is likely to generate a good deal of interesting discussion among graduate students, whilst the accessibility and concise nature of the chapters as individual accounts makes this a very useful tool for teachers of undergraduate courses.' British Journal of Music Education

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521863094
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 5 tables 10 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Amanda Bayley
    Part I. Recordings and their Contexts:
    1. The rise and rise of phonomusicology Stephen Cottrell
    2. Illusion and aura in the classical audio recording Peter Johnson
    3. Ethical and cultural issues in the digital era Andrew Blake
    4. The changing functions of music recordings and listening practices Adam Krims
    Part II. The Recording Process:
    5. Producing performance James Barrett
    6. Modi operandi in the production of 'world music' recordings John Baily
    7. Recording and the Rattle phenomenon David Patmore
    8. Jazz recordings and the 'capturing' of performance Peter Elsdon
    Part III. Recordings as Texts:
    9. Jazz recordings as social texts Catherine Tackley
    10. Recordings as research tools: perspectives from ethnomusicology Jonathan Stock
    11. Multiple takes: using recordings to document creative process Amanda Bayley
    12. The phonographic voice: paralinguistic features and phonographic staging in popular music singing Serge Lacasse
    13. The track Allan Moore
    Part IV. Sonic Creations and Re-Creations:
    14. From sound to music, from recording to theory John Dack
    15. Modes of appropriation: covers, remixes and mash-ups in contemporary popular music Virgil Moorefield
    16. Painting the sonic canvas: electronic mediation as musical style Albin Zak
    17. Recording technology in the twenty-first century Tony Gibbs
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    Amanda Bayley, University of Wolverhampton
    Amanda Bayley is Reader in Performing Arts in the Department of Music, University of Wolverhampton.


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