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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.


  • The Cambridge companion to electronic music / edited by Nick Collins and Julio d'Escriván
    ML 1380 C36 2007eb
    Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide diversity of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrte and elektronische musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. A fascinating array of composers and inventors have contributed to a diverse set of technologies, practices and music. This book brings together some novel threads through this scene, from the viewpoint of researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology. The chapters provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topic areas and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. Recent areas of intense activity such as audiovisuals, live electronic music, interactivity and network music are actively promoted.

  • The Cambridge companion to Debussy / edited by Simon Trezise
    ML 410 D28C26 2003eb
    Often considered the father of twentieth-century music, Debussy was a visionary whose influence is still felt. This Companion offers new insights into Debussy's character, his environment and his music, including challenging views of the roles of nature and eroticism in his life and music. While works in all genres are discussed, they are considered through the themes of sonority, rhythm, tonality and form, with closing chapters considering the performance and reception of his music in the first years of the new century.

  • The Cambridge companion to blues and gospel music / edited by Allan Moore
    ML 3521 C36 2002eb

  • I got something to say : gender, race, and social consciousness in rap music / Matthew Oware
    ML3918.R37

  • Hip hop, Hegel and the art of emancipation : let's get free / Jim Vernon
    ML3918.R37

  • Traditional Musics in the Modern World : Transmission, Evolution, and Challenges / Bo-Wah Leung, editor
    ML3545

  • Computational models of rhythm and meter / Georg Boenn
    MT42

  • Composing music for games : the art, technology and business of video game scoring / hance Thomas
    MT 64 V53T46 2016
    Composing Music for Games is a guidebook for launching and maintaining a successful career as a video game composer. It offers a pragmatic approach to learning, intensified through challenging project assignments and simulations. Author Chance Thomas begins with the foundation of scoring principles applicable to all media, and then progresses serially through core methodologies specific to video game music. This book offers a powerful blend of aesthetic, technique, technology and business, which are all necessary components for a successful career as a video game composer.

  • Gender, branding, and the modern music industry : the social construction of female popular music stars / by Kristin J. Lieb
    ML 82 L54 2018

  • Music data analysis : foundations and applications / edited by Claus Weihs, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, Dietmar Jannach, Technical University of Dortmund, Gernamy, Igor Vatolkin, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, Gunter
    ML 74 M87 2017

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of music data analysis, from introductory material to advanced concepts. It covers various applications including transcription and segmentation as well as chord and harmony, instrument and tempo recognition. It also discusses the implementation aspects of music data analysis such as architecture, user interface and hardware. It is ideal for use in university classes with an interest in music data analysis. It also could be used in computer science and statistics as well as musicology.


  • Hip-hop turntablism, creativity and collaboration / Sophy Smith
    ML 3531 S65 2016

  • Soundscape and the built environment / edited by Jian Kang, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkampages
    ML 3877 S68 2016

    Soundscape Basics and Practical Implications

    Soundscape research represents a paradigm shift, as it involves human and social sciences and physical measurements to account for the diversity of soundscapes across countries and cultures. Moreover, it treats environmental sounds as a resource rather than a waste.

    Soundscape and the Built Environmentis the first book to systematically discuss soundscape in the built environment. It begins with a presentation of theory and basic background, answering questions such as: what is soundscape, how is it important, and how does it affect people in terms of their health and perception on the acoustic environment. The book then sets out tools for implementing a soundscape approach, with measurement techniques, mapping, and good soundscape practices. It also delivers a series of examples of the application of the soundscape approach in planning, design, and assessment.

    Discusses soundscape and environmental noise Explores cultural variations and the way they influence soundscape Introduces binaural measurement technology and psychoacoustics Examines the physical, psychological, and physiological restorative mechanism of high-quality acoustic environments Presents soundscape mapping based on human perception of sound sources Includes real-world examples and case studies highlighting the key issues in soundscape intervention

    Soundscape and the Built Environmentis written by a group of leading international figures and derives from a four-year EU COST project on Soundscapes of European Cities and Landscapes. It presents a consensus on the current state of the art and is not merely a collection of different views. It is written for acoustic consultants, urban planners, designers and policy makers, as well as for graduate students and researchers.


  • All the rave : the rise and fall of Shawn Fanning's Napster / Joseph Menn
    ML 3790 M43 2003
    At age seventeen, Shawn Fanning designed a computer program that transformed the Internet into an unlimited library of free music. Tens of millions of young people quickly signed on, Time magazine put Fanning on its cover, and his company, Napster, became a household name. It did not take long for the music industry to declare war, one that has now engulfed the biggest entertainment and technology companies on the planet.

    For All the Rave , top cyberculture journalist Joseph Menn gained unprecedented access to Fanning, other key Napster and music executives, reams of internal e-mails, unpublished court records, and other resources. The result is the definitive account of the Napster saga, for the first time revealing secret take-over and settlement talks, the unseen role of Shawn's uncle in controlling Napster, and hidden agendas and infighting from Napster's trenches to the top ranks of the German media giant Bertelsmann.

    All the Rave is a riveting account of genius and greed, visionary leaps and disastrous business decisions, and the clash of the hacker and investor cultures with that of the copyright establishment. Napster left a generation of music fans feeling that paying the recording industry close to twenty dollars for a CD was a foolish and unnecessary extravagance, which provoked a still-growing backlash against digital media consumers that might leave them with less control than ever. Here is the inside story of the young visionary and the company that made it happen.

  • The lives of music therapists. edited by John F. Mahoney
    ML 3920 L584 2018eb

  • The lives of music therapists. edited by Joseph J. Moreno
    ML 3920 L584 2017eb

  • Sounding art : eight literary excursions through electronic music / Katharine Norman
    ML 1380 N67 2004
    Sounding Art is a journey that traverses a variety of aesthetic approaches to making electronic music. Katharine Norman, herself a composer, writes from a highly personal and unusual perspective. The series of eight extended essays is a long way from conventional academic writing, and covers far more than the traditional repertoire. The essays are themselves literary compositions, whose structure, language and visual appearance are carefully constructed to amplify their theme - whether it be microsound or acousmatic art, electroacoustic or radiophonic music, plunderphonics, turntables or noise. In addition to this listening travel, these essays take illustrative byways through subjects as diverse as map-making, metaphors of flight, emblem books, the history of recording, translating and walks in the rain. The accompanying CD is a route map for the ears, providing a great number of examples by many different composers and artists. Sounding Art is not a history book; it is a book about what sound might mean, and it's an invitation to listen.
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