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Items in Music and Books on Music that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Tele-Improvisation : Intercultural Interaction in the Online Global Music Jam Session / Roger Mills
    MT 68 M55 2019eb

  • The classical music lover's companion to orchestral music / Robert Philip
    MT 125 P45 2018eb

  • Music business essentials : a guide for aspiring professionals / Mark Cabaniss ; foreword by Mike Curb
    ML 3790 C17 2018eb

  • Mathematical music theory : algebraic, geometric, combinatorial, topological and applied approaches to understanding musical phenomena / editors, Mariana Montiel, Robert W Peck
    ML 3800 M2456 2019eb

  • IPractice : technology in the 21st century music practice room / Jennifer Mishra and Barbara Fast
    MT 1 M57 2019eb

  • The Instant Composers Pool and improvisation beyond jazz / Floris Schuiling
    ML 3509 N48 A677 2019eb

    The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazzcontributes to the expansion and diversification of our understanding of the jazz tradition by describing the history and practice of one of the most important non-American jazz groups: The Instant Composers Pool, founded in Amsterdam in 1967.

    The Instant Composers Pool describes the meaning of "instant composition" from both a historical and ethnographic perspective. Historically, it details instant composition's emergence from the musical politics of various overlapping transnational avant-gardes, including free jazz, serialism, experimental music, electronic music, and Fluxus. The author shows how the improvising musicians not only engaged with the cultural politics of ethnicity and race involved in the negotiation of the boundaries of jazz as a cultural practice, but transformed the meaning of music in society--particularly the nature of improvisation and performance. Ethnographically, The Instant Composers Pool encourages readers to reconsider the conceptual tools we use to describe music performance, improvisation, and creativity. It takes the practice of "instant composition" as an opportunity to reflect on music performance as a social practice, which is crucial not only for jazz studies, but for general music scholarship.


  • Electronic inspirations : technologies of the Cold War musical avant-garde / Jennifer Iverson
    ML 1380 I84 2019eb

  • Brian Eno's Ambient 1 : Music for airports / John T. Lysaker
    ML 410 E58 L97 2019eb

  • Analytical essays on music by women composers : secular & sacred music to 1900 / edited by Laurel Parsons and Brenda Ravenscroft
    MT 91 A53 2018eb

  • The Rite of spring at 100 / edited by Severine Neff, Maureen Carr, and Gretchen Horlacher, with John Reef
    ML 410 S932 R5 2017eb

    When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. Today it is considered one of the most influential musical works of the twentieth century. In this volume, the ballet finally receives the full critical attention it deserves, as distinguished music and dance scholars discuss the meaning of the work and its far-reaching influence on world music, performance, and culture. Essays explore four key facets of the ballet: its choreography and movement; the cultural and historical contexts of its performance and reception in France; its structure and use of innovative rhythmic and tonal features; and the reception of the work in Russian music history and theory.


  • Music radio : building communities, mediating genres / edited by Morten Michelsen, Mads Krogh, Steen Kaargaard Nielsen and Iben Have
    ML 68 M846 2019

    Why is music so important to radio? This anthology explores the ways in which musical life and radio interact, overlap and have influenced each other for nearly a century. One of music radio's major functions is to help build smaller or larger communities by continuously offering broadcast music as a means to create identity and senses of belonging. Music radio also helps identify and develop musical genres in collaboration with listeners and the music industry by mediating and by gatekeeping.

    Focusing on music from around the world, Music Radio discusses what music radio is and why or for what purposes it is produced. Each essay illuminates the intricate cultural processes associated with music and radio and suggests ways of working with such complexities.


  • Theoretical and practical pedagogy of mathematical music theory : music for mathematics and mathematics for music, from school to postgraduate levels / editors, Mariana Montiel, Francisco Gómez
    ML 3800 T447 2019eb

  • Music and shape / edited by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, Helen M. Prior
    ML 3838 M94947 2017eb

  • Popular music in the post-digital age : politics, economy, culture and technology / edited by Ewa Mazierska, Les Gillon and Tony Rigg
    ML 3790 P667 2019eb
    Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age explores the relationship between macro environmental factors, such as politics, economics, culture and technology, captured by terms such as 'post-digital' and 'post-internet'. It also discusses the creation, monetisation and consumption of music and what changes in the music industry can tell us about wider shifts in economy and culture. This collection of 13 case studies covers issues such as curation algorithms, blockchain, careers of mainstream and independent musicians, festivals and clubs-to inform greater understanding and better navigation of the popular music landscape within a global context.

  • Harmony, counterpoint, partimento : a new method inspired by old masters / Job IJzerman
    MT 55 I43 2018eb

  • Live at the Cellar : Vancouver's iconic jazz club and the Canadian co-operative jazz scene in the 1950s and '60s / Marian Jago
    ML 3509 C28 V22 2018
    In the 1950s and '60s, co-operative jazz clubs opened their doors in Canada in response to new forms of jazz expression emerging after the war and the lack of performance spaces outside major urban centres. Operated by the musicians themselves, these hip new clubs created spaces where jazz musicians practised their art. Live at the Cellar looks at this unique period in the development of jazz in Canada. Centered on Vancouver's legendary Cellar club, it explores the ways in which these clubs functioned as sites for the performance and exploration of jazz as well as for countercultural expression. Jago combines original research with archival evidence, interviews, and photographs to shine a light on a period of astonishing musical activity that paved the way for Canada's vibrant jazz scene today.

  • Stories we could tell : putting words to American popular music / David Sanjek, co-edited by Tom Attah, Mark Duffett and Benjamin Halligan
    ML 3880 S26 2019

    How has the history of rock ¿n¿ roll been told? Has it become formulaic? Or remained, like the music itself, open to outside influences? Who have been the genre¿s primary historians? What common frameworks or sets of assumptions have music history narratives shared? And, most importantly, what is the cost of failing to question such assumptions?¿ "Stories We Could Tell:Putting Words to American Popular Music" identifies eight typical strategies used when critics and historians write about American popular music, and subjects each to forensic analysis.¿This posthumous book is a unique work of cultural historiography that analyses, catalogues, and contextualizes music writing in order to afford the reader new perspectives on the field of cultural production, and offer new ways of thinking about, and writing about, popular music.


  • Encyclopedia of music in Canada / edited by Helmut Kallmann, Gilles Potvin, Kenneth Winters
    ML 106 C3 E5 1992

    Since its initial publication in 1981, Encyclopedia of Music in Canada has been recognized as a monumental record of the music of a country, an indispensable guide to all kinds of music: popular, folk, religious, concert, and other forms. The second edition advances this landmark work into the last decade of the twentieth century. It provides more than 3700 articles in all, with more than 500 pictures of people, places, scores, concert programs, and sheet music.

    Compiled by scores of experts, the Encyclopedia presents our musical heritage in all its aspects: historical, educational, critical, administrative, and commercial. Essays on modern composers and performers are accompanied by critical evaluations and complete discographies.

    The revisions in this edition reveal the vibrancy of the music scene in Canada today. A whole generation of new performers and composers emerged over the decade between the first and second editions. New technologies have had a profound impact; so have demographic changes and a heightened awareness of commercial realizties. These and other influences are reflected in 820 new entries, and in the expansion of such entries as ethnomusicology and of the discography sections throughout the Encyclopedia. Some 200 earlier entries have been eliminated, others condensed. Access throughout has been improved.

    The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada explores the nation's music in all its richness and variety, from school bands to rock superstar, from community music festivals to the great concert halls. It describes the development of music as it has been and is studied, performed, and composed throughout Canada.


  • The dance band era : the dancing decades from ragtime to swing : 1910-1950 / Albert McCarthy
    ML 1206 M22
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