The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies: Volume 2 (Oxford Handbooks in Music)

The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies: Volume 2 (Oxford Handbooks in Music)

By: Sumanth S. Gopinath (editor), Jason Stanyek (editor)Hardback

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The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies consolidates an area of scholarly inquiry that examines how electrical technologies and their corresponding economies of scale have rendered music and sound increasingly mobile - portable, fungible, and ubiquitous. At once a marketing term, a common mode of everyday-life performance, and an instigator of experimental aesthetics, "mobile music" opens up a space for studying the momentous transformations in the production, distribution, consumption, and experience of music and sound that took place from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. The second volume of the handbook examines the aesthetics of mobile music and its proliferating forms of performance, incorporating epistemologies and methodologies from a number of disciplines, including music studies, sound studies, mobility studies, communication studies, new media studies, performance studies, and more. The contributors draw on political economy and economic sociology, ethnography and autoethnography, musical and sonic transcription, analysis and hermeneutics, and historical and archival research. The chapters treat a significant number of devices, including the the flash drive, the field recorder, the mobile phone, the handheld video game, the laptop computer, the siren, and even a pair of shoes. The Handbook likewise investigates the sonification and musicalization of vehicles - boom cars, trains, and ice cream trucks - and the sonics and musics of walking, texting, and commuting. Its chapters cover a large swath of the world - the US, the UK, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, France, China, Jamaica, Iraq, the Philippines, India - and a similarly broad array of musical styles and practices, from the recondite and subcultural to the mass-popular and global. The most comprehensive book of its kind, this handbook is a necessary reference for scholars in multiple fields.

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About Author

Sumanth Gopinath is the author of The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form (2013). His writings on Steve Reich, musical minimalism, Marxism, academic politics, ringtones, Bob Dylan, and Benjamin Britten have appeared in scholarly journals including Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of the Society for American Music, and First Monday, and in the edited collections Sound Commitments, Highway 61 Revisited, and Music and Narrative since 1900. Jason Stanyek is University Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the University of Oxford, where he is also Fellow and Tutor in Music at St John's College. His writings on Brazilian music, improvisation, music technology, and jazz have appeared in a range of academic journals and edited collections. Forthcoming books include a monograph on music and dance in the Brazilian diaspora and a volume (co-edited with Frederick Moehn) titled Brazil's Northern Wave: Fifty Years of Bossa Nova in the United States. Jason Stanyek is University Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the University of Oxford, where he is also Fellow and Tutor in Music at St John's College. His writings on Brazilian music, improvisation, music technology, and jazz have appeared in a range of academic journals and edited collections. Forthcoming books include a monograph on music and dance in the Brazilian diaspora and a volume (co-edited with Frederick Moehn) titled Brazil's Northern Wave: Fifty Years of Bossa Nova in the United States.

Contents

Contents: ; 1. The Mobilization of Performance: An Introduction to the Aesthetics of Mobile Music ; Sumanth Gopinath and Jason Stanyek ; Part I: Frequency-Range Aesthetics ; 2. Treble Culture ; Wayne Marshall ; 3. Of Sirens Old and New ; Alexander Rehding ; Part II: Sounding Transport ; 4. "Cars With the Boom": Music, Automobility, and Hip-hop "Sub" Cultures ; Justin Williams ; 5. Ding, Ding!: The Commodity Aesthetic of Ice Cream Truck Music ; Daniel T. Neely ; 6. There must be some relatIon beTween mushrOoms and trains: Alvin Curran's Boletus Edulis-Musica Pendolare ; Benjamin Piekut ; Part III: Walking and Bodily Choreography ; 7. Polyphonies of Footsteps ; Frauke Behrendt ; 8. Soundwalking: Creating Moving Environmental Sound Narratives ; Andra McCartney ; 9. Gestural Choreographies: Embodied Disciplines and Digital Media ; Harmony Bench ; Part IV: Dance and Dance Musics ; 10. (In)Visible Mediators: Urban Mobility, Interface Design, and the Disappearing Computer in Berlin-Based Laptop Performances ; Mark J. Butler ; 11. Turning the Tables: Digital Technologies and the Remixing of DJ Culture ; Christine Zanfagna and Levitt Brandin, Kate ; 12. Dancing Silhouettes: The Mobile Freedom of iPod Commercials ; Justin D. Burton ; Part V: Popular Music Production ; 13. Music, Mobility, and Distributed Recording Production in Turkish Political Music ; Eliot Bates ; 14. Rhythms of Relation: Black Popular Music and Mobile Technologies ; Alexander Weheliye ; Part VI: Gaming Aesthetics ; 15. A History of Handheld and Mobile Video Game Sound ; Karen Collins ; 16. The Chiptuning of the World: Game Boys, Imagined Travel, and Musical Meaning ; Chris Tonelli ; 17. Rhythm Heaven: Video Games, Idols, and Other Experiences of Play ; Miki Kaneda ; Part VII: Mobile Music Instruments ; 18. The Mobile Phone Orchestra ; Ge Wang, Georg Essl, and Henri Penttinen ; 19. Creative Applications of Interactive Mobile Music ; Atau Tanaka ; 20. Music-Making and the iPhone: Notes From An Academic Entrepreneur ; Ge Wang

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780199913657
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9780199913657
  • weight: 1044
  • ISBN10: 019991365X

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