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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.


  • Micro-bionic : radical electronic music and sound art in the 21st century / Thomas Bey William Bailey
    ML 1380 B35 2009
    As mainstream music consumers wait with baited breath for the next musical upheaval, a small core of tech-savvy individuals are re-shaping the aural landscape without the assurance of being part of any larger movement. Their ideologies and creative approaches differ wildly, but they share a desire to take sound beyond the realm of mere entertainment. Drawing on extensive research into the world of audio extremity, Micro-Bionic includes interviews with William Bennett (Whitehouse), Peter Rehberg (Mego) and Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle/Coil).

  • Music as social text / John Shepherd
    ML 3795 S424 1991

  • Voices of tyranny : temples of silence / R. Murray Schafer
    ML 3805 S35 1993

  • The thinking ear : complete writings on music education / R. Murray Schafer
    MT 1 S324 1986

  • Yearbook of soundscape studies
    ML 3805 Y43

  • Ways of listening, figures of thought : a festschrift for R. Murray Schafer on the occasion of his 80th birthday / [Sabine Breitsameter, Eric Leonardson (eds.)]
    ML 3805 W39 2013

  • Jamey Aebersold's jazz ear training / Jamey Aebersold
    MT 35 A322 J39 1989

  • Writings on music / Nicolas Slonimsky ; edited by Electra Slonimsky Yourke
    ML 60 S646 2004eb
    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Once upon a time in Shaolin : the untold story of Wu-Tang Clan's million dollar secret album, the devaluation of music, and America's new public enemy no. 1 / Cyrus Bozorgmehr
    ML 421 W8 B69 2017

    The untold story of the world's most controversial album---a surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book proportions: Martin Shkreli.

    In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products.

    Together they conceived a statement so radical that it would unleash a torrent of global debate---a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art.

    The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album that's sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli?

    As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism---quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror for our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table?

    As senior adviser to the project, Cyrus Bozorgmehr is uniquely placed to unlock the secrets behind the album and tell the full, unadulterated story.

    With explosive revelations about backroom plans made public for the first time, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin charts the album's journey from inception to disruption in vivid style.

    An extraordinary adventure that veers between outlandish caper and urgent cultural analysis. Once Upon a Time in Shaolin twists and turns through the mayhem and the mischief, while asking profound questions about our relationship with art, music, technology, and ultimately ourselves.


  • The music industry : the end of vinyl? / John Qualen
    ML 3790 Q24 M8 1985

  • Disenchanting les bons temps : identity and authenticity in Cajun music and dance / Charles J. Stivale
    ML 3560 C25 S75 2003
    The expression laissez les bons temps rouler --"let the good times roll"--conveys the sense of exuberance and good times associated with southern Louisiana's vibrant cultural milieu. Yet, for Cajuns, descendants of French settlers exiled from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century, this sense of celebration has always been mixed with sorrow. By focusing on Cajun music and dance and the ways they convey the dual experiences of joy and pain, Disenchanting Les Bons Temps illuminates the complexities of Cajun culture. Charles J. Stivale shows how vexed issues of cultural identity and authenticity are negotiated through the rich expressions of emotion, sensation, sound, and movement in Cajun music and dance.

    Stivale combines his personal knowledge and love of Cajun music and dance with the theoretical insights of Gilles Deleuze and F#65533;lix Guattari to consider representations of things Cajun. He examines the themes expressed within the lyrics of the Cajun musical repertoire and reflects on the ways Cajun cultural practices are portrayed in different genres including feature films, documentaries, and instructional dance videos. He analyzes the dynamic exchanges between musicians, dancers, and spectators at such venues as bars and music festivals. He also considers a number of thorny socio-political issues underlying Cajun culture, including racial tensions and linguistic isolation. At the same time, he describes various efforts by contemporary musicians and their fans to transcend the limitations of cultural stereotypes and social exclusion.

    Disenchanting Les Bons Temps will appeal to those interested in Cajun culture, issues of race and ethnicity, music and dance, and the intersection of French and Francophone studies with Anglo and American cultural studies.

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