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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.

  • Rara! : vodou, power, and performance in Haiti and its diaspora / Elizabeth McAlister
    ML 3565 M335 2002eb

  • Music makes me : Fred Astaire and jazz / Todd Decker
    ML 420 A896 D435 2011eb

  • From madrigal to opera : Monteverdi's staging of the self / Mauro Calcagno
    ML 410 M77 C353 2012eb

  • Blowin' the blues away : performance and meaning on the New York jazz scene / Travis A. Jackson
    ML 3508.8 N5 J335 2012eb

  • Highbrow/lowdown : theater, jazz, and the making of the new middle class / David Savran
    ML 3917 U6 S287 2009eb

  • Rainbow quest: the folk music revival and American society, 1940-1970 / Ronald D. Cohen
    ML 3551 C644 2002eb

  • Mashed up : music, technology, and the rise of configurable culture / Aram Sinnreich
    ML 3918 P67 S566 2010eb

  • Bounce : rap music and local identity in New Orleans / Matt Miller
    ML 3531 M555 2012eb

  • Chicano rap : gender and violence in the postindustrial barrio / Pancho McFarland
    ML 3531 M343 2008eb

  • Beyond lift every voice and sing : the culture of uplift, identity, and politics in black musical theater / Paula Marie Seniors
    ML 1711 S465 2009eb

  • Mixing musics : turkish jewry and the urban landscape of a sacred song / Maureen Jackson
    ML 3195 J335 2013eb

  • Sounding race in rap songs / Loren Kajikawa
    ML 3918 R37 K355 2015eb

  • Worship wars in early Lutheranism : choir, congregation, and three centuries of conflict / Joseph Herl
    ML 3168 H475 2004eb

  • Whose Spain? : negotiating "Spanish music" in Paris, 1908-1929 / Samuel Llano
    ML 270.5 L536 2013eb

  • The operas of Verdi. Julian Budden
    ML 410 V4 B833 2001eb

  • Romani routes : cultural politics and Balkan music in diaspora / Carol Silverman
    ML 3600 S558 2012eb

  • Sounds of war : music in the United States during World War II / Annegret Fauser
    ML 3917 U6 F387 2013eb

  • Playing across a divide : Israeli-Palestinian musical encounters / Benjamin Brinner
    ML 3754 B756 2009eb

  • Music in Renaissance Ferrara, 1400-1505 : the creation of a musical center in the fifteenth century / Lewis Lockwood
    ML 290.8 F45 L635 2009eb

  • Danzón : circum-Caribbean dialogues in music and dance / Alejandro L. Madrid and Robin D. Moore
    ML 3400 M337 2013eb

  • Modernist mysteries : Perséphone / Tamara Levitz
    ML 410 S932 L485 2012eb

  • Hard times : the adult musical in 1970s New York City / Elizabeth L. Wollman
    ML 1711.8 N3 W655 2013eb

  • The Cambridge companion to Mozart / edited by Simon P. Keefe
    ML 410 M9 C255 2003eb

  • Here's a how-de-do; travelling with Gilbert and Sullivan
    ML 420 G85 A3 1952b

  • May We Forever Stand : A History of the Black National Anthem / Imani Perry
    ML 3561 L54 P37 2018eb

  • Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry / Sandra Jean Graham
    ML 3556 G77 2018eb

  • Destined for Greatness : Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town / Michael Ramirez
    ML 3918 R63 R36 2017eb
    Pursuing the dream of a musical vocation--particularly in rock music--is typically regarded as an adolescent pipedream. Music is marked as an appropriate leisure activity, but one that should be discarded upon entering adulthood. How then do many men and women aspire to forge careers in music upon entering adulthood?

    In Destined for Greatness , sociologist Michael Ramirez examines the lives of forty-eight independent rock musicians who seek out such non-normative choices in a college town renowned for its music scene. He explores the rich life course trajectories of women and men to explore the extent to which pathways are structured to allow some, but not all, individuals to fashion careers in music worlds. Ramirez suggests a more nuanced understanding of factors that enable the pursuit of musical livelihoods well into adulthood.

  • Just One of the Boys : Female-to-Male Cross-Dressing on the American Variety Stage / Gillian M. Rodger
    ML 1711.4 R64 2918eb

  • The Making of John Lennon / Francis Kenny ; with a foreword by Bill Harry
    ML 420 L38 K46 2014eb

    Despite the nearly universal fame of the Beatles, many people only know the fairytale version of the iconic group's rise to fame. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Liverpool, Francis Kenny reveals the real John Lennon who preceded the legend, showing how his childhood shaped his personality, creative process, and path to success, and how it also destroyed his mental health, leading to the downfall of one of the most confident and brilliant musicians of the past century.

    The Making of John Lennon is a must-read for any Beatles fan. It explains how Lennon's turbulent family background affected his relationships, why the true inspiration for "Strawberry Fields" could not be revealed, how Pete Best's college connection led to his removal from the group, and why class backgrounds were the real reason for the breakup of the legendary band. Offering a complex portrait of Lennon's early life, The Making of John Lennon tells the true story behind the rise of the legendary icon.

  • The Honky Tonk on the Left : Progressive Thought in Country Music / edited by Mark Allan Jackson
    ML 3918 C68 H66 2018eb

  • Wolfgang Rihm, a Chiffre : The 1980s and Beyond / Yves Knockaert ; with a foreword by Richard McGregor
    ML 410 R4975 K668 2017eb

  • Artistic Research in Music: Discipline and Resistance : Artists and Reseachers at the Orpheus Institute / edited by Jonathan Impett
    ML 33 G44 A787 2017eb

  • Jarmila Novotná : My Life in Song / edited by William V. Madison ; foreword by Brian Kellow
    ML 420 N85 A3 2018eb

    A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotná (1907--1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances in Der Rosenkavalier, The Marriage of Figaro, and La Traviata , she was a celebrated performer at the Metropolitan Opera and other theaters across Europe and the United States. A "natural screen actress," Novotná also appeared in Hollywood hits such as The Search (1948) with Montgomery Clift (with whom she shared an enduring friendship) and The Great Caruso (1951) with Mario Lanza. She was also considered a pioneering "crossover" star who performed on Broadway, and worked in radio and television with Bing Crosby and Abbott and Costello. This gifted artist captivated audiences worldwide, and while she was still a young woman, the Czech government treated her as a national heroine and its cultural ambassador.

    In Jarmila Novotná: My Life in Song, editor William V. Madison brings Novotná's own English-language version of her best-selling memoir to readers for the first time. The memoir details how, following her debut in 1925 at the National Theater in Prague, her fame quickly evolved into a tremendous musical career at a time of unprecedented political upheaval. Novotná provides eyewitness accounts of the Nazi takeovers of Germany and Austria, the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, and the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution in 1989, as well as her extensive travels in the United States during and after World War II.

    Throughout the memoir, lavishly illustrated with photos from her personal collection, Novotná shares entertaining stories about her time in Hollywood, an "unending stream of parties" -- including those hosted by Louis B. Mayer, co-founder of MGM Studios -- alongside such stars as Jimmy Stewart and Elizabeth Taylor. Novotná also offers revealing profiles of many notable artistic figures of the time, including director Max Reinhardt, composer Cole Porter, and conductor Arturo Toscanini, and dignitaries such as Dwight Eisenhower and Tomás Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia. This fascinating self-portrait offers a window on history and the reflections of a captivating and supremely talented figure who left an indelible mark on the performing arts.

  • The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson / Steven Loza ; foreword by Anthony Wilson
    ML 410 W7147 L69 2018eb

    Jazz great Gerald Wilson (1918-2014), born in Shelby, Mississippi, left a global legacy of paramount significance through his progressive musical ideas and his orchestra's consistent influence on international jazz. Aided greatly by interviews that bring Wilson's voice to the story, Steven Loza presents a perspective on what the musician and composer called his "jazz pilgrimage."

    Wilson uniquely adapted Latin influences into his jazz palette, incorporating many Cuban and Brazilian inflections as well as those of Mexican and Spanish styling. Throughout the book, Loza refers to Wilson's compositions and arrangements, including their historical contexts and motivations. Loza provides savvy musical readings and analysis of the repertoire. He concludes by reflecting upon Wilson's ideas on the place of jazz culture in America, its place in society and politics, its origins, and its future.

    With a foreword written by Wilson's son, Anthony, and such sources as essays, record notes, interviews, and Wilson's own reflections, the biography represents the artist's ideas with all their philosophical, historical, and cultural dimensions. Beyond merely documenting Wilson's many awards and recognitions, this book ushers readers into the heart and soul of a jazz creator. Wilson emerges a unique and proud African American artist whose tunes became a mosaic of the world.

  • Charley Patton : Voice of the Mississippi Delta / [edited by] Robert Sacre ; foreword by William Ferris
    ML 420 P323 C53 2018eb

    Contributions by Luther Allison, John Broven, Daniel Droixhe, David Evans, William Ferris, Jim O'Neal, Mike Rowe, Robert Sacré, Arnold Shaw, and Dick Shurman

    Fifty years after Charley Patton's death in 1934, a team of blues experts gathered five thousand miles from Dockery Farms at the University of Liege in Belgium to honor the life and music of the most influential artist of the Mississippi Delta blues. This volume brings together essays from that international symposium on Charley Patton and Mississippi blues traditions, influences, and comparisons. Originally published by Presses Universitaires de Liège in Belgium, this collection has been revised and updated with a new foreword by William Ferris, new images added, and some essays translated into English for the first time.

    Patton's personal life and his recorded music bear witness to how he endured and prevailed in his struggle as a black man during the early twentieth century. Within this volume, that story offers hope and wonder. Organized in two parts--"Origins and Traditions" and "Comparison with Other Regional Styles and Mutual Influence"--the essays create an invaluable resource on the life and music of this early master. Written by a distinguished group of scholars, these pieces secure the legacy of Charley Patton as the fountainhead of Mississippi Delta blues.

  • Jazz in China : From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression / Eugene Marlow
    ML 3509 C59 M37 2018eb

    "Is there jazz in China?" This is the question that sent author Eugene Marlow on his quest to uncover the history of jazz in China. Marlow traces China's introduction to jazz in the early 1920s, its interruption by Chinese leadership under Mao in 1949, and its rejuvenation in the early 1980s with the start of China's opening to the world under Premier Deng Xiaoping.

    Covering a span of almost one hundred years, Marlow focuses on a variety of subjects--the musicians who initiated jazz performances in China, the means by which jazz was incorporated into Chinese culture, and the musicians and venues that now present jazz performances.

    Featuring unique, face-to-face interviews with leading indigenous jazz musicians in Beijing and Shanghai, plus interviews with club owners, promoters, expatriates, and even diplomats, Marlow marks the evolution of jazz in China as it parallels China's social, economic, and political evolution through the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Also featured is an interview with one of the extant members of the Jimmy King Big Band of the 1940s, one of the first major all-Chinese jazz big bands in Shanghai.

    Ultimately, Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression is a cultural history that reveals the inexorable evolution of a democratic form of music in a Communist state.

  • Los Romeros : Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar / Walter Aaron Clark
    ML 421 R65 C53 2018eb

  • A&R Pioneers : Architects of American Roots Music on Record / Brian Ward and Patrick Huber
    ML 3790 W35 2018eb

  • DC Jazz : Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC / Maurice Jackson and Blair A. Ruble, editors
    ML 3508.8 W27 D3 2018eb

    The familiar history of jazz music in the United States begins with its birth in New Orleans, moves upstream along the Mississippi River to Chicago, then by rail into New York before exploding across the globe. That telling of history, however, overlooks the pivotal role the nation's capital has played for jazz for a century. Some of the most important clubs in the jazz world have opened and closed their doors in Washington, DC, some of its greatest players and promoters were born there and continue to reside in the area, and some of the institutions so critical to national support of this uniquely American form of music, including Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., are rooted in the city. Closer to the ground, a network of local schools like the Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts, jazz programs at the University of the District of Columbia and Howard University, churches, informal associations, locally focused media, and clubs keeps the music alive to this day.

    Noted historians Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble, editors of this book, present a collection of original and fascinating stories about the DC jazz scene throughout its history, including a portrait of the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets, the role of jazz in desegregating the city, a portrait of the great Edward "Duke" Ellington's time in DC, notable women in DC jazz, and the seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University to the scene. The book also includes three jazz poems by celebrated Washington, DC, poet E. Ethelbert Miller. Collectively, these stories and poems underscore the deep connection between creativity and place. A copublishing initiative with the Historical Society of Washington, DC, the book includes over thirty museum-quality photographs and a guide to resources for learning more about DC jazz.

  • Right to the Juke Joint : A Personal History of American Music / Patrick B. Mullen
    ML 3477 M78 2018eb

  • Bluegrass Generation : A Memoir / Neil V. Rosenberg ; foreword by Gregory N. Reish
    ML 419 R672 A3 2018eb

  • Historians on Hamilton : How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past / edited by Renee C. Romano and Claire Bond Potter
    ML 410 M67976 H57 2018eb
    America has gone Hamilton crazy. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical has spawned sold-out performances, a triple platinum cast album, and a score so catchy that it is being used to teach U.S. history in classrooms across the country. But just how historically accurate is Hamilton ? And how is the show itself making history?

    Historians on Hamilton brings together a collection of top scholars to explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of America's history. The contributors examine what the musical got right, what it got wrong, and why it matters. Does Hamilton 's hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers misrepresent our nation's past, or does it offer a bold positive vision for our nation's future? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary and deliberately anachronistic still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? And is Hamilton as revolutionary as its creators and many commentators claim?

    Perfect for students, teachers, theatre fans, hip-hop heads, and history buffs alike, these short and lively essays examine why Hamilton became an Obama-era sensation and consider its continued relevance in the age of Trump. Whether you are a fan or a skeptic, you will come away from this collection with a new appreciation for the meaning and importance of the Hamilton phenomenon.

  • Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia : Profiles and Reflections / Travis D. Stimeling
    ML 385 S735 2018eb

  • Staging Revolution : Artistry and Aesthetics in Model Beijing Opera during the Cultural Revolution / Xing Fan
    M 1805.3 F367 2018eb

  • Resonances of Chindon-ya : Sounding Space and Sociality in Contemporary Japan / Marie Abe
    ML 3917 J3 A24 2018eb
    In this first book-length study of chindon-ya, Marié Abe investigates the intersection of sound, public space, and sociality in contemporary Japan. Chindon-ya, dating back to the 1840s, are ostentatiously costumed street musicians who publicize a business by parading through neighborhood streets. Historically not considered music, but part of the everyday soundscape, this vernacular performing art provides a window into shifting notions of musical labor, the politics of everyday listening and sounding, and street music at social protest in Japan. Against the background of long-term economic downturn, growing social precarity, and the visually and sonically saturated urban streets of Japan, this book examines how this seemingly outdated means of advertisement has recently gained traction as an aesthetic, economic, and political practice after decades of inactivity. Resonances of Chindon-ya challenges Western conceptions of listening that have normalized the way we think about the relationship between sound, space, and listening subjects, and advances a growing body of interdisciplinary scholarship that examines the ways social fragmentation is experienced and negotiated in post-industrial societies.

  • Music & Camp / edited by Christopher Moore and Philip Purvis
    ML 3877 M877 2018eb
    This collection of essays provides the first in-depth examination of camp as it relates to a wide variety of twentieth and twenty-first century music and musical performances. Located at the convergence of popular and queer musicology, the book provides new research into camp's presence, techniques, discourses, and potential meanings across a broad spectrum of musical genres, including: musical theatre, classical music, film music, opera, instrumental music, the Broadway musical, rock, pop, hip-hop, and Christmas carols. This significant contribution to the field of camp studies investigates why and how music has served as an expressive and political vehicle for both the aesthetic characteristics and the receptive modes that have been associated with camp throughout twentieth and twenty-first-century culture.

  • Globalizing Music Education : A Framework / Alexandra Kertz-Welzel
    MT 1 K4 2018eb

    How do globalization and internationalization impact music education around the world? By acknowledging different cultural values and priorities, Alexandra Kertz-Welzel's vision challenges the current state of international music education and higher education, which has been dominated by English-language scholarship. Her framework utilizes an interdisciplinary approach and emphasizes the need for developing a pluralistic mode of thinking, while underlining shared foundations and goals. She explores issues of educational transfer, differences in academic discourses worldwide, and the concept of the global mindset to help facilitate much-needed transformations in global music education. This thinking and research, she argues, provides a means for better understanding global transfers of knowledge and ways to avoid culturally and linguistically hegemonic standards. Globalizing Music Education: A Framework is a timely call to action for a more conscious internationalization of music education in which everyone can play a part.

  • Music and Society in Cork, 1700-1900 / Susan O'Regan
    ML 3917 I74 O746 2018eb

  • Ina Boyle (1889-1967) : A Composer’s Life / Ita Beausang ; with an essay on the music by Seamas de Barra
    ML 410 B7784 B435 2018eb

  • Uncharted : Creativity and the Expert Drummer / Bill Bruford
    ML 1035 B78 2018eb

  • The Pop Palimpsest : Intertextuality in Recorded Popular Music / Serge Lacasse and Lori Burns, editors ; foreword by J. Peter Burkholder
    ML 3470 P6615 2018eb

  • Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music / Leigh H. Edwards
    ML 420 P28 E39 2018eb

    Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but how did she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance and stage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes--the innocent mountain girl and the voluptuous sex symbol. Emerging through her lyrics, personal stories, stage presence, and visual imagery, these wildly different gender tropes form a central part of Dolly's media image and portrayal of herself as a star and celebrity. By developing a multilayered image and persona, Dolly both critiques representations of femininity in country music and attracts a diverse fan base ranging from country and pop music fans to feminists and gay rights advocates. In Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music, Leigh H. Edwards explores Dolly's roles as musician, actor, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur to show how Dolly's gender subversion highlights the challenges that can be found even in the most seemingly traditional form of American popular music. As Dolly depicts herself as simultaneously "real" and "fake," she offers new perspectives on country music's claims of authenticity.

  • Delbert McClinton : One of the Fortunate Few / Diana Finlay Hendricks
    ML 420 M3407 H46 2017eb

  • The Gnawa Lions : Authenticity and Opportunity in Moroccan Ritual Music / Christopher Witulski
    ML 3760 W58 2018eb

    Traditionally gnawa musicians in Morocco played for all-night ceremonies where communities gathered to invite spirits to heal mental, physical, and social ills untreatable by other means. Now gnawa music can be heard on the streets of Marrakech, at festivals in Essaouira, in Fez's cafes, in Casablanca's nightclubs, and in the bars of Rabat. As it moves further and further from its origins as ritual music and listeners seek new opportunities to hear performances, musicians are challenged to adapt to new tastes while competing for potential clients and performance engagements. Christopher Witulski explores how gnawa musicians straddle popular and ritual boundaries to assert, negotiate, and perform their authenticity in this rich ethnography of Moroccan music. Witulski introduces readers to gnawa performers, their friends, the places where they play, and the people they play for. He emphasizes the specific strategies performers use to define themselves and their multiple identities as Muslims, Moroccans, and traditional musicians. The Gnawa Lions reveals a shifting terrain of music, ritual, and belief that follows the negotiation of musical authenticity, popular demand, and economic opportunity.

  • Singing Yoruba Christianity : Music, Media, and Morality / Vicki L. Brennan
    ML 3151 N547 L34 2018eb

    Singing the same song is a central part of the worship practice for members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Christian Church in Lagos, Nigeria. Vicki L. Brennan reveals that by singing together, church members create one spiritual mind and become unified around a shared set of values. She follows parishioners as they attend choir rehearsals, use musical media--hymn books and cassette tapes--and perform the music and rituals that connect them through religious experience. Brennan asserts that church members believe that singing together makes them part of a larger imagined social collective, one that allows them to achieve health, joy, happiness, wealth, and success in an ethical way. Brennan discovers how this particular Yoruba church articulates and embodies the moral attitudes necessary to be a good Christian in Nigeria today.

  • K-pop live : fans, idols, and multimedia performance / Suk-Young Kim
    ML 3502 K6 K577 2018

    1990s South Korea saw the transition from a military dictatorship to a civilian government, from a manufacturing economy to a postindustrial hub, and from a cloistered society to a more dynamic transnational juncture. These seismic shifts had a profound impact on the media industry and the rise of K-pop. In K-pop Live , Suk-Young Kim investigates the meteoric ascent of Korean popular music in relation to the rise of personal technology and social media, situating a feverish cross-media partnership within the Korean historical context and broader questions about what it means to be "live" and "alive."

    Based on in-depth interviews with K-pop industry personnel, media experts, critics, and fans, as well as archival research, K-pop Live explores how the industry has managed the tough sell of live music in a marketplace in which virtually everything is available online. Teasing out digital media's courtship of "liveness" in the production and consumption of K-pop, Kim investigates the nuances of the affective mode in which human subjects interact with one another in the digital age. Observing performances online, in concert, and even through the use of holographic performers, Kim offers readers a step-by-step guide through the K-pop industry's variegated efforts to diversify media platforms as a way of reaching a wider global network of music consumers. In an era when digital technology inserts itself into nearly all social relationships, Kim reveals how "what is live" becomes a question of how we exist as increasingly mediated subjects, fragmented and isolated by technological wonders while also longing for a sense of belonging and being alive through an interactive mode of exchange we often call "live."

  • The autobiography of Gucci Mane / with Neil Martinez-Belkin
    ML 420 G9165 A3 2017

    "As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself. " -- Complex
    "A cautionary tale that ends in triumph." -- GQ
    "A revelation and a welcome addition to hip-hop's literary legacy." -- All Hip Hop

    The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, "one of hip-hop's most prolific and admired artists" ( The New York Times ).

    For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive--a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.

    Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.

    Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he's decided to tell his story.

    In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past--years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows--the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.

    The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account--an instant classic.

  • The music of our burnished axes : songs and stories of the woods workers of Newfoundland and Labrador / Ursula A. Kelly & Meghan C. Forsyth
    ML 3563.7 N4 K29 2018

  • Demain, je t'écrirai en majeur / Émile Goué ; correspondance choisie et présentée par Bernard Goué et Damien Top, assistés de Françoise Goué-Danis
    ML 410 G6935 A4 2016

  • The Vibe history of hip hop / edited by Alan Light
    ML 3531 V53 1999b
    Tells the story of the culture of hip hop, from the streets to the boardrooms, from Kool Herc spinning vinyl in the parks in '79 to Lauryn Hill making the cover of Time in '99. Including chapters on Graffiti, breakdancing, movies and fashion, this is the only comprehensive history of this groundbreaking and innovative music and culture, told, in entertaining style by the leading music and urban culture writer of the time.

  • Improvisation and social aesthetics / Georgina Born, Eric Lewis, and William Straw, eds
    ML 3916 I47 2017
    Addressing a wide range of improvised art and music forms--from jazz and cinema to dance and literature--this volume's contributors locate improvisation as a key site of mediation between the social and the aesthetic. As a catalyst for social experiment and political practice, improvisation aids in the creation, contestation, and codification of social realities and identities. Among other topics, the contributors discuss the social aesthetics of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, the Feminist Improvising Group, and contemporary Malian music, as well as the virtual sociality of interactive computer music, the significance of "uncreative" improvisation, responses to French New Wave cinema, and the work of figures ranging from bell hooks and Billy Strayhorn to Kenneth Goldsmith. Across its diverse chapters, Improvisation and Social Aesthetics argues that ensemble improvisation is not inherently egalitarian or emancipatory, but offers a potential site for the cultivation of new forms of social relations. It sets out a new conceptualization of the aesthetic as immanently social and political, proposing a new paradigm of improvisation studies that will have reverberations throughout the humanities.
    Contributors. Lisa Barg, Georgina Born, David Brackett, Nicholas Cook, Marion Froger, Susan Kozel, Eric Lewis, George E. Lewis, Ingrid Monson, Tracey Nicholls, Winfried Siemerling, Will Straw, Zoë Svendsen, Darren Wershler

  • Somebody to love : the life, death and legacy of Freddie Mercury / Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne
    ML 420 M389 R53 2016
    For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.

    Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.

    Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.

    The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

  • Music therapy for the autistic child / Juliette Alvin
    MT 17 A48 1992
    Music Therapy for the Autistic Child was first published in 1978, and was the first book of its kind to analyse the effect of music therapy on the whole development of the autistic child. It contained detailed accounts of the music therapy techniques found to be effective with different typesof autistic children, and it illustrated these with case-studies drawn from the author's original research. This second edition retains all the text of the first and adds three new chapters, reflecting the depth of research music therapy has received over the last ten years and its important position within the whole therapy of autistic children. Written by Auriel Warwick, herself a music therapist andstudent of Juliette Alvin, these chapters describe how mothers can be involved with their autistic children in the therapeutic process, and illustrate the problems and rewards found in the musical and personal relationships which evolve.
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