Book ID: CBB001181407

Undercurrents: The hidden wiring of modern music (2002)


Young, Rob (Editor)


Publication Date: 2002
Physical Details: 281 pp.;
Language: English

Description Contents: Electrification. Recording angels: The esoteric origins of the phonograph / by Erik Davis ; On the mic: How amplification changed the voice for good / by Ian Penman ; The jerrybuilt future: The Sonic Arts Union, Once Group and Mev's Live Electronics / by Christoph Cox ; Worship the glitch: Digital music, electronic disturbance / by Rob Young -- Occultism. The eternal drone: Good vibrations, ancient to future / by Marcus Boon ; Slapping Pythagoras: The battle for the music of the spheres / by Rob Young ; The ragged trousered anthologist: The secret worlds of Harry Smith / by Peter Shapiro and Philip Smith ; The solar myth approach: The live space ritual: Sun Ra, Stockhausen, P-Funk, Hawkwind / by Ken Hollings -- Mechanism. Humans, are they really necessary? Sound art, automata and musical sculpture / by David Toop ; Automating the beat: The robotics of rhythm / by Peter Shapiro ; The Autobahn goes on forever: Kings of the road: The motorik pulse of Kraftwerk and Neu! / by Biba Kopf ; Rock concrète: Counterculture plugs in to the academy / by Edwin Pouncey ; Deck wreckers: The turntable as instrument / by Peter Shapiro -- Freedom. Destroy all music: The futurists' art of noises / by Mark Sinker ; The limits of language: Textual apocalypse: Merz, Lettrism, sound poetry / by Julian Cowley ; The music of chance: Musical dice men from John Cage to John Zorn / by Andy Hamilton ; Smiling faces sometimes: Soul music's grinners versus the backstabbers / by Peter Shapiro ; Frames of freedom: Improvisation, otherness and the limits of spontaneity / by David Toop ; Generation ecstasy: New York's free jazz continuum / by Tom Roe. (From WorldCat)

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Authors & Contributors
Sterne, Jonathan
Collins, Karen
Engel, Friedrich
Bell, Frank
Kuper, Gerhard
Polzer, Joachim
American Behavioral Scientist
Perspectives of New Music
Media, Culture and Society
Contemporary Music Review
The Journal of Communication
MIT Press
Oxford University Press
University of North Carolina Press
Sound studies
Sound Recording Industry
Technology and music
Music, electronic
Mozart, Wolfang Amadeus
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
United States

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