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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.


  • Theatre music and sound at the RSC : Macbeth to Matilda / Millie Taylor
    ML80.S5

  • Nocturnes : popular music and the night / editors: Geoff Stahl and Giacomo Bottà
    ML3918.P67

  • Music, Nostalgia and Memory : Historical and Psychological Perspectives / Sandra Garrido & Jane W. Davidson
    ML3830

  • Music, management, marketing, and law : interviews across the music business value chain / Phil Graham
    ML 3790 G73 2019eb

  • Spotify teardown : inside the black box of streaming music / Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau
    ML 74.4 S64E75 2019eb

    An innovative investigation of the inner workings of Spotify that traces the transformation of audio files into streamed experience.

    Spotify provides a streaming service that has been welcomed as disrupting the world of music. Yet such disruption always comes at a price. Spotify Teardown contests the tired claim that digital culture thrives on disruption. Borrowing the notion of "teardown" from reverse-engineering processes, in this book a team of five researchers have playfully disassembled Spotify's product and the way it is commonly understood.

    Spotify has been hailed as the solution to illicit downloading, but it began as a partly illicit enterprise that grew out of the Swedish file-sharing community. Spotify was originally praised as an innovative digital platform but increasingly resembles a media company in need of regulation, raising questions about the ways in which such cultural content as songs, books, and films are now typically made available online.

    Spotify Teardown combines interviews, participant observations, and other analyses of Spotify's "front end" with experimental, covert investigations of its "back end." The authors engaged in a series of interventions, which include establishing a record label for research purposes, intercepting network traffic with packet sniffers, and web-scraping corporate materials. The authors' innovative digital methods earned them a stern letter from Spotify accusing them of violating its terms of use; the company later threatened their research funding. Thus, the book itself became an intervention into the ethics and legal frameworks of corporate behavior.


  • Sonic writing : technologies of material, symbolic and signal inscriptions / Thor Magnusson
    ML 3800 M23776 2019eb
    Sonic Writing explores how contemporary music technologies trace their ancestry to previous forms of instruments and media. Studying the domains of instrument design, musical notation, and sound recording under the rubrics of material, symbolic, and signal inscriptions of sound, the book describes how these historical techniques of sonic writing are implemented in new digital music technologies. With a scope ranging from ancient Greek music theory, medieval notation, early modern scientific instrumentation to contemporary multimedia and artificial intelligence, it provides a theoretical grounding for further study and development of technologies of musical expression. The book draws a bespoke affinity and similarity between current musical practices and those from before the advent of notation and recording, stressing the importance of instrument design in the study of new music and projecting how new computational technologies, including machine learning, will transform our musical practices. Sonic Writing offers a richly illustrated study of contemporary musical media, where interactivity, artificial intelligence, and networked devices disclose new possibilities for musical expression. Thor Magnusson provides a conceptual framework for the creation and analysis of this new musical work, arguing that contemporary sonic writing becomes a new form of material and symbolic design--one that is bound to be ephemeral, a system of fluid objects where technologies are continually redesigned in a fast cycle of innovation.

  • A transpersonal model of music therapy : deepening practice / Barbara J. Crowe
    ML 3920 T736 2017eb

  • Responsiveness in music therapy improvisation : a perspective inspired by Michail Bakhtin / Karette Stensæth
    ML 3920 S746 2017eb

  • An introduction to music therapy research / edited by Barbara L. Wheeler, Kathleen M. Murphy
    ML 3920 I58 2016eb
    An introductory overview of how research has been conceived and implemented in music therapy over the last several decades. The book was designed for those who are beginning their studies in music therapy research, and it is especially well-suited for use as an accompaniment to classroom instruction. Seventeen of the chapters were excerpted from Music Therapy Research (3rd Edition), a much larger volume of 68 chapters that gives considerable detail on numerous topics and sub-topics. In addition, three chapters (15, 16, 17) were specially written to provide a birds-eye view of some of the chapters that were not included, and in particular, those chapters in the larger book that examined the numerous methodological designs and approaches used in objectivist, interpretivist and other types of music therapy research.

  • Introduction to music therapy practice / Annie Heiderscheit, Nancy Jackson
    ML 3920 H45 2018eb

  • A history of the music therapy profession : diverse concepts and practices / Kerry L. Hyrniw Beyers
    ML 3920 B97 2016eb
    An introduction to music therapy concepts and practices from historical and international perspectives, with descriptions of the many models of practice and theories that have shaped the discipline since the 1930's. The book recounts the circumstances and historical precursors for establishment of today's profession, while tracing the enormous diversity of the discipline. The implications of this diversity for the future are discussed, and reccomendations are made for identifying and claiming the sole "jurisdictions" that are the rightful claim of music therapy.

  • Collaborations within and between dramatherapy and music therapy : experiences, challenges and opportunities in clinical and training contexts / edited by Amelia Oldfield and Mandy Carr ; foreword by Rebecca Applin Warner
    ML 3920 C65 2018

    In this insightful book, Oldfield and Carr draw together persuasive arguments for combining aspects of music therapy and dramatherapy, whilst retaining their unique facets.

    Building on the many links between music and drama and the compatibility between the two disciplines, the authors explore how artistic aspects of each therapy can be drawn on to create fresh ways of working. This approach enriches the practice of professionals working to support people with special needs, people recovering from trauma and social deprivation and a wide range of other service users. Despite the significant overlap in music therapy and dramatherapy techniques, this is the first book to directly explore the vast potential of elements of the two disciplines being brought together.

    Covering a range of different perspectives and practice contexts, this book demonstrates just how much the professions can offer each other both from a clinical perspective and from the point of view of training therapists.


  • Pick up the pieces : excursions in Seventies music / John Corbett
    ML 3534 C6654 2019
    Unless you lived through the 1970s, it seems impossible to understand it at all. Drug delirium, groovy fashion, religious cults, mega corporations, glitzy glam, hard rock, global unrest--from our 2018 perspective, the seventies are often remembered as a bizarre blur of bohemianism and disco. With Pick Up the Pieces , John Corbett transports us back in time to this thrillingly tumultuous era through a playful exploration of its music. Song by song, album by album, he draws our imaginations back into one of the wildest decades in history.

    Rock. Disco. Pop. Soul. Jazz. Folk. Funk. The music scene of the 1970s was as varied as it was exhilarating, but the decade's diversity of sound has never been captured in one book before now. Pick Up the Pieces gives a panoramic view of the era's music and culture through seventy-eight essays that allow readers to dip in and out of the decade at random or immerse themselves completely in Corbett's chronological journey.

    An inviting mix of skilled music criticism and cultural observation, Pick Up the Pieces is also a coming-of-age story, tracking the author's absorption in music as he grows from age seven to seventeen. Along with entertaining personal observations and stories, Corbett includes little-known insights into musicians from Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, James Brown, and Fleetwood Mac to the Residents, Devo, Gal Costa, and Julius Hemphill.

    A master DJ on the page, Corbett takes us through the curated playlist that is Pick Up the Pieces with captivating melody of language and powerful enthusiasm for the era. This funny, energetic book will have readers longing nostalgically for a decade long past.

  • Music and sonic art : theories and practices / edited by Mine Doğantan-Dack and John Dack
    ML 3849 M875 2018
    This volume brings together practitioners and theorists of music and sonic art. Contributions explore a wide range of historical, artistic, pedagogical and critical issues from multiple perspectives, emphasizing the continuities and links along a broad spectrum of hearing and listening practices and art-making that use sound.

  • Theory for today's musician. Ralph Turek and Daniel McCarthy
    MT 6 T918 T47 2019 Workbook

    Theory for Today¿s Musician, Third Edition, recasts the scope of the traditional music theory course to meet the demands of the professional music world, in a style that speaks directly and engagingly to today¿s music student. It uses classical, folk, popular, and jazz repertoires with clear explanations that link music theory to musical applications. The authors help prepare students by not only exploring how music theory works in art music, but how it functions within modern music, and why this knowledge will help them become better composers, music teachers, performers, and recording engineers.

    This broadly comprehensive text merges traditional topics such as part writing and harmony (diatonic, chromatic, neo-tonal and atonal), with less traditional topics such as counterpoint and musical process, and includes the non-traditional topics of popular music songwriting, jazz harmony and the blues. The accompanying companion website provides interactive exercises that allow students to practice foundational theory skills. Written by experienced authors, both active classroom teachers for many years, Theory for Today¿s Musician is the complete and ideal theory text to enable today¿s student to accomplish their musical goals tomorrow.

    Updated and corrected throughout, the Third Edition includes:

    Expanded coverage of atonality and serialism, now separated into two chapters. Broadened treatment of cadences, including examples from popular music. Substantially rewritten chapter on songwriting. Interactive features of the text simplified to two types, "Concept Checks" and "Review and Reinforcement," for greater ease of use. New and updated musical examples added throughout. Charts, illustrations, and musical examples revised for increased clarity. Audio of musical examples now provided through the companion website.

    The accompanying Workbook offers exercises and assignments to accompany each chapter in the book. A companion website houses online tutorials with drills of basic concepts, as well as audio.


  • Collaborative and distributed processes in contemporary music-making / edited by Lauren Redhead and Richard Glover
    ML 430 C55 2018
    This volume represents the second proceedings of the Royal Musical Association's (RMA) Music and/as Process Study Group. It is not surprising that a large number of the contributors to the Music and/as Process Study Group are active practitioners in the performance and composition of contemporary music. The collaborations documented here represent the bringing together of disciplines, joint work between practitioners who contribute their own specific areas of expertise to a composite creative activity, and work that crosses disciplines in order to make a critical comment in each of them. In this collection, these three types of collaborative work describe an increasing amount of contemporary music practice. In addition to the increasing involvement of practice in research, the understanding and prevalence of practice methodologies in the form of practice research has also increased in musicology. This volume reflects these concerns through contributions from authors who are all active practitioners in their respective fields of music performance, composition, improvisation, and conducting. The diversity of these contributions shows the variety of processes and practices that are currently being undertaken by proponents of the field of contemporary music. These essays provide a snapshot of the current collaborative and distributed processes that are employed by today's contemporary music practitioners. The chapters contained in this volume reveal the varied nature of the approaches to creativity in music making, and the ways that these are distributed across its practitioners during each stage of the development of musical works.

  • The performance practice of electroacoustic music : the Studio di Fonologia years / Germán Toro Pérez, Lucas Bennett (eds)
    ML 1380 P48 2018

    This book is dedicated to the topic of performance practice of electroacoustic music, focusing mainly on the production of RAI's Studio di Fonologia in Milan between the 1950s and 1970s. It is the result of an in-depth dialogue between musicology and musical practice, presenting musicological and practice-based contributions, some dealing with specific problems of performance practice, in particular the analysis and interpretation of the aesthetic prerequisites and production conditions of the repertoire from a musicological perspective, others focusing on specific works and on their realisation from a performer's perspective. Overall, this publication is intended as a contribution to the performance culture of the repertoire.

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