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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 musical-mathematical mind : patterns and transformations / Gabriel Pareyon, Silvia Pina-Romero, Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino, Emilio Lluis-Puebla, editors
    ML3800

  • Film/music analysis a film studies approach / Emilio Audissino
    ML2075

  • Digital connectivity and music culture artists and accomplices / Mary Beth Ray
    ML3916

  • Musiques dans les spasmes : écrits (1951-2005) / Luc Ferrari ; Brunhild Ferrari & Jérôme Hansen (éd.)
    ML 410 F29815 F47 2017

  • Advanced methods of music therapy practice : the Bonny method of guided imagery and music, Nordoff-Robbins music therapy, analytical music therapy, and vocal psychotherapy / Nicki S. Cohen
    ML 3920 C64 2018eb
    Analytical Music Therapy, The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and Vocal Psychotherapy are commonly studied and in conjunction with music therapy. This book examines the development of these four advanced methods of music therapy practice in relation to each other, and explores their impact on the development of the music therapy profession. Based on extensive new research and interviews with leading practitioners of the advanced methods, the book describes the differences, similarities, relationships, and trends between them, compares linearly the development of the music therapy profession primarily in the 20th century with the development of the four advanced methods, and speculates on the future of these advanced methods in relation to the future of music therapy as a profession.

  • Looking back, looking ahead, popular music studies 20 years later : proceedings of the eleventh biannual IASPM Conference, July 6-10, 2001, Turku, Finland / edited by Kimi Kärki, Rebecca Leydon and Henri Terho
    ML 36 I54 2001

  • Musicology and difference : gender and sexuality in music scholarship / edited by Ruth A. Solie
    ML 3838 M96 1993
    Addressing Western and non-Western music, composers from Francesca Caccini to Charles Ives, and musical communities from twelfth-century monks to contemporary opera queens, these essays explore questions of gender and sexuality. Musicology and Difference brings together some of the freshest and most challenging voices in musicology today on a question of importance to all the humanistic disciplines.

  • Instruments of desire : the electric guitar and the shaping of musical experience / Steve Waksman
    ML 1015 G9 W24 1999
    Around 1930, a group of guitar designers in southern California fitted instruments with an electromagnetic device called a pickup - and forever changed the face of popular music. taken up by musicians as diverse as Les Paul, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and the MC5, the electric guitar would become not just a conduit of electrifying new sounds but also a symbol of energy, innovation, and desire in the music of the day. This volume is the first full account of the historical and cultural significance of the electric guitar, a wide-ranging exploration of how and why the instrument has had such broad musical and cultural impact.

  • Immediacy and non-simultaneity : utopia of sound / Diedrich Diederichsen, Constanze Ruhm (eds.) ; [translations: Christopher Barber ...]
    ML 3800 I66 2010

  • Neil Young and the poetics of energy / William Echard
    ML 420 Y75 E34 2005

    This book uniquely and successfully sustains a cohesive analysis of the work, career, and reception of a single artist. That the artist is Neil Young, one of the most confounding and mysterious of rock stars, is an added bonus. Finally someone will explain what's been going on all these years!" --Daniel Cavicchi, author of Tramps Like Us: Music and Meaning among Springsteen Fans

    As a writer in Wired magazine puts it, Neil Young is a "folk-country-grunge dinosaur [who has been] reborn (again) as an Internet-friendly, biodiesel-driven, multimedia machine." In Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy, William Echard stages an encounter between Young's challenging and ever-changing work and current theories of musical meaning--an encounter from which both emerge transformed.

    Echard roots his discussion in an extensive review of writings from the rock press as well as his own engagement as a fan and critical theorist. How is it that Neil Young is both a perpetual outsider and critic of rock culture, and also one of its most central icons? And what are the unique properties that have lent his work such expressive force? Echard delves into concepts of musical persona, space, and energy, and in the process illuminates the complex interplay between experience, musical sound, social actors, genres, styles, and traditions.

    Readers interested primarily in Neil Young, or rock music in general, will find a new way to think and talk about the subject, and readers interested primarily in musical or cultural theory will find a new way to articulate and apply some of the most exciting current perspectives on meaning, music, and subjectivity.


  • Flip the script : European hip hop and the politics of postcoloniality / J. Griffith Rollefson
    ML 3918 R37 R66 2017
    Hip hop has long been a vehicle for protest in the United States, used by its primarily African American creators to address issues of prejudice, repression, and exclusion. But the music is now a worldwide phenomenon, and outside the United States it has been taken up by those facing similar struggles. Flip the Script offers a close look at the role of hip hop in Europe, where it has become a politically powerful and commercially successful form of expression for the children and grandchildren of immigrants from former colonies.

    Through analysis of recorded music and other media, as well as interviews and fieldwork with hip hop communities, J. Griffith Rollefson shows how this music created by black Americans is deployed by Senegalese Parisians, Turkish Berliners, and South Asian Londoners to both differentiate themselves from and relate themselves to the dominant culture. By listening closely to the ways these postcolonial citizens in Europe express their solidarity with African Americans through music, Rollefson shows, we can literally hear the hybrid realities of a global double consciousness.

  • Software for people : collected writings 1963-80 / Pauline Oliveros
    ML 60 O44 1984b

  • The place where you go to listen : in search of an ecology of music / John Luther Adams ; [foreword by Alex Ross]
    ML 410 A2333 A3 2009
    Did Alaska create the music of John Luther Adams, or did the music create his Alaska? For the past thirty years, the vastness of Alaska has swept through the distant reaches of the composer's imagination and every corner of his compositions. In this new book Adams proposes an ideal of musical ecology, the philosophical foundation on which his largest, most complex musical work is based. This installation, also called The Place Where You Go to Listen, is a sound and light environment that gives voice to the cycles of sunlight and darkness, the phases of the moon, the seismic rhythms of the earth, and the dance of the aurora borealis. Adams describes this work as "a place for hearing the unheard music of the world around us." The book includes two seminal essays, the composer's journal telling the story of the day-to-day emergence of The Place, as well as musical notations, graphs and illustrations of geophysical phenomena.

  • Under my thumb : songs that hate women and the women who love them / edited by Rhian E. Jones and Eli Davies
    ML 82 U63 2017
    Women write about their experiences of loving music that doesn't love them back - a feminist 'guilty pleasures'.e - a kind of feminist guilty pleasures.

    In the majority of mainstream writing and discussions on music, women appear purely in relation to men as muses, groupies or fangirls, with our own experiences, ideas and arguments dismissed or ignored. But this hasn't stopped generations of women from loving, being moved by and critically appreciating music, even - and sometimes especially - when we feel we shouldn't.

    Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them is a study of misogyny in music through the eyes of women. It brings together stories from journalists, critics, musicians and fans about artists or songs we love (or used to love) despite their questionable or troubling gender politics, and looks at how these issues interact with race, class and sexuality. As much celebration as critique, this collection explores the joys, tensions, contradictions and complexities of women loving music - however that music may feel about them.

    Featuring: murder ballads, country, metal, hip hop, emo, indie, Phil Spector, David Bowie, Guns N' Roses, 2Pac, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Elvis Costello, Jarvis Cocker, Kanye West, Swans, Eminem, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Combichrist and many more.

  • The tide was always high : the music of Latin America in Los Angeles / edited by Josh Kun
    ML 3477.8 L67 T53 2017
    In 1980, the celebrated new wave band Blondie headed to Los Angeles to record a new album and along with it, the cover song "The Tide Is High," originally written by Jamaican legend John Holt. Featuring percussion by Peruvian drummer and veteran LA session musician "Alex" Acu#65533;a, and with horns and violins that were pure LA mariachi by way of Mexico, "The Tide Is High" demonstrates just one of the ways in which Los Angeles and the music of Latin America have been intertwined since the birth of the city in the eighteenth century.

    The Tide Was Always High gathers together essays, interviews, and analysis from leading academics, artists, journalists, and iconic Latin American musicians to explore the vibrant connections between Los Angeles and Latin America. Published in conjunction with the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA , the book shows how Latin American musicians and music have helped shape the city's culture--from Hollywood film sets to recording studios, from vaudeville theaters to Sunset Strip nightclubs, and from Carmen Miranda to P#65533;rez Prado and Juan Garc#65533;a Esquivel.
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