The Art of Grafted Song

... songs.49 They observed a small number of cases where Refrains were shared by different ballettes within Douce 308 (as in the cases discussed above).50 They noted, too, several matches with songs from elsewhere in the chansonnier.

Author: Yolanda Plumley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199915091

Category: Music

Page: 432

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Just as our society delights in citations, quotations, and allusions in myriad contexts, not least in popular song, late medieval poets and composers knew well that such references could greatly enrich their own works. In The Art of the Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut, author Yolanda Plumley explores the penchant for borrowing in chansons and lyrics from fourteenth-century France, uncovering a practice integral to the experiments in form, genre, and style that ushered in a new school of lyric. Working across disciplinary boundaries, Plumley traces creative appropriations in the burgeoning "fixed forms" of this new tradition to build a more intimate understanding of the shared experience of poetry and music in the generations leading up to, and including, Guillaume de Machaut. Exploring familiar and less studied collections of songs as well as lyrics without music, this book sheds valuable light on the poetic and musical knowledge of authors and their audiences, and on how poets and composers devised their works and engaged their readers or listeners. It presents fresh insights into when and in which milieus the classic Ars nova polyphonic chanson took root and flourished, and into the artistic networks of which Machaut formed a part. As Plumley reveals, old songs lingered alongside the new in the collective imagination well beyond what the written sources imply, reminding us of the continued importance of memory and orality in this age of increasing literacy. The first detailed study of citational practice in the French fourteenth-century song-writing tradition, The Art of Grafted Song will appeal to students and scholars of medieval French music and literature, cultural historians, and others interested in the historical and social context of music and poetry in the late Middle Ages.

Dropping out of Socialism

33 Since here the elsewhere to strive for is imaginary, it is always more of a promise than the actual and ... radio broadcasts kept people updated not only about events, but also about new trends in music elsewhere in the world.

Author: Juliane Fürst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498525156

Category: History

Page: 352

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This multidisciplinary collection of essays examines alternative subcultures in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the era of late socialism. The contributors analyze how these marginal communities rejected mainstream socialist culture, sought ideological and physical space from the state, and contributed to the demise of the USSR.

Writings on Music 1965 2000

It is reprinted here with the omission of biographical material, which is presented elsewhere in this book. ... Then I wrote a piece called Pulse Music; in a review someone said that I'd been playing pulse music elsewhere, ...

Author: Steve Reich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880484

Category: Music

Page: 272

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In the mid-1960s, Steve Reich radically renewed the musical landscape with a back-to-basics sound that came to be called Minimalism. These early works, characterized by a relentless pulse and static harmony, focused single-mindedly on the process of gradual rhythmic change. Throughout his career, Reich has continued to reinvigorate the music world, drawing from a wide array of classical, popular, sacred, and non-western idioms. His works reflect the steady evolution of an original musical mind. Writings on Music documents the creative journey of this thoughtful, groundbreaking composer. These 64 short pieces include Reich's 1968 essay "Music as a Gradual Process," widely considered one of the most influential pieces of music theory in the second half of the 20th century. Subsequent essays, articles, and interviews treat Reich's early work with tape and phase shifting, showing its development into more recent work with speech melody and instrumental music. Other essays recount his exposure to non-western music -- African drumming, Balinese gamelan, Hebrew cantillation -- and the influence of these musics as structures and not as sounds. The writings include Reich's reactions to and appreciations of the works of his contemporaries (John Cage, Luciano Berio, Morton Feldman, Gyorgy Ligeti) and older influences (Kurt Weill, Schoenberg). Each major work of the composer's career is also explored through notes written for performances and recordings. Paul Hillier, himself a respected figure in the early music and new music worlds, has revisited these texts, working with the author to clarify their central narrative: the aesthetic and intellectual development of an influential composer. For long-time listeners and young musicians recently introduced to his work, this book provides an opportunity to get to know Reich's music in greater depth and perspective.

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

563–483 b.c.e.) at Bodh Gaya (in modern-day Uttar Pradesh) in the fifth century b.c.e. and spread throughout India and elsewhere in Asia through the early centuries after Christ, when Hinduism was becoming established.

Author: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136095942

Category: Music

Page: 672

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This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where gender is understood as a political, negotiated and contested element of social relationships. It offers a critical feminist perspective on gender relations and natural resource management in the context of contemporary policy concerns: decentralized governance, the elimination of poverty and the mainstreaming of gender. Through a combination of strong conceptual argument and empirical material from a variety of political economic and ecological contexts (including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam), the book examines gender-environment linkages within shifting configurations of resource access and control. The book will serve as a core resource for students of gender studies and natural resource management, and as supplementary reading for a wide range of disciplines including geography, environmental studies, sociology and development. It also provides a stimulating collection of ideas for professionals looking to incorporate gender issues within their practice in sustainable development. Published with IDRC."


Understanding Marx Understanding Modernism

Apart from passing comments in letters and comments about Wagner and folksong, there is one further way in which Marx refers to music in his writings—when music appears elsewhere in Marx's writings it is not generally for its capacity ...

Author: Mark Steven

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501351125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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A concentrated study of the relationships between modernism and transformative left utopianism, this volume provides an introduction to Marx and Marxism for modernists, and an introduction to modernism for Marxists. Its guiding hypothesis is that Marx's writing absorbed the lessons of artistic and cultural modernity as much as his legacy concretely shaped modernism across multiple media.

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema

The featured music—largely instrumental, both melodic and discordant, very much “soundtrack-y” in its arrangement and ... music in the absence of the same commercial expectations that often define the business of film music elsewhere.

Author: Janine Marchessault

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019022911X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 504

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The chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Cinema present a rich, diverse overview of Canadian cinema. Responding to the latest developments in Canadian film studies, this volume takes into account the variety of artistic voices, media technologies, and places which have marked cinema in Canada throughout its history. Drawing on a range of established and emerging scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume will be useful to teachers, scholars, and to a general readership interested in cinema in Canada. Moving beyond the director-focused approach of much previous scholarship, this book is concerned with communities, institutions, and audiences for Canadian cinema at both national and international levels. The choice of subjects covered ranges from popular, genre cinema to the most experimental of artistic interventions. Canadian cinema is seen in its interaction with other forms of art-making and media production in Canada and at the international level. Particular attention has been paid to the work of Indigenous filmmakers, members of diasporic communities and feminist and LGBTQ artists. The result is a book attentive to the complex social and institutional contexts in which Canadian cinema is made and consumed.

Music and Gender in English Renaissance Drama

(3.2.10–12) His music, with a strong militaristic quality, is differentiated from the more amorous and feminine music elsewhere in this tragedy, such as the music of seduction employed in 2.5. Similarly, Benedick in Shakespeare's Much ...

Author: Katrine K. Wong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415806704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This book offers a survey of how female and male characters in English Renaissance theatre participated and interacted in musical activities, both inside and outside the contemporary societal decorum. Wong’s analysis broadens our understanding of the general theatrical representation of music, or musical dramaturgy, and complicates the current discussion of musical portrayal and construction of gender during this period. Wong discusses dramaturgical meanings of music and its association with gender, love, and erotomania in Renaissance plays. The negotiation between the dichotomous qualities of the heavenly and the demonic finds extensive application in recent studies of music in early modern English plays. However, while ideological dualities identified in music in traditional Renaissance thinking may seem unequivocal, various musical representations of characters and situations in early modern drama would prove otherwise. Wong, building upon the conventional model of binarism, explores how playwrights created their musical characters and scenarios according to the received cultural use and perception of music, and, at the same time, experimented with the multivalent meanings and significance embodied in theatrical music.

Detroit Country Music

As I got to knowJackson and his peers, my concept of Southeast Michigan's country music scene grew from a dozen artists to three or four times as many.I could find no definitive ... Some artists who made music elsewhere and relocated to ...

Author: Craig Maki

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052012

Category: History

Page: 338

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The first book to tell the story of country music in Detroit

Popular Viennese Electronic Music 1990 2015

I hope that my work will encourage somebody to fill the gaps, correct my mistakes and use my approach to study electronic music elsewhere, especially in other 'peripheral' places, as well as rethink certain assumptions and concepts ...

Author: Ewa Mazierska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351862618

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Mazierska presents a cultural history of popular Viennese electronic music from 1990 to 2015, from the perspectives of production, scene and national and international reception. To illustrate this history in depth, a number of case studies of the most successful and distinguished musicians are explored, such as Kruder and Dorfmeister, Patrick Pulsinger, Tosca, Electric Indigo and Sofa Surfers. The author draws on research about electronic music, the relationship between music and the urban environment, the history of Austria and Vienna, music scenes and fandom, the digital shift , stardom in popular music (especially electronic music), as well as theories of postmodernism.