The Pop Palimpsest

The Pop Palimpsest
Title The Pop Palimpsest PDF eBook
Author Lori Burns
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Pages 381
Release 2018-01-29
Genre Music
ISBN 0472130676

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A fascinating interdisciplinary collection of essays on intertextual relationships in popular music

On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements

On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements
Title On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements PDF eBook
Author Nick Braae
Publisher Springer Nature
Pages 267
Release 2019-11-21
Genre Music
ISBN 3030180999

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On Popular Music and Its Unruly Entanglements comprises eleven essays that explore the myriad ways in which popular music is entwined within social, cultural, musical, historical, and media networks. The authors discuss genres as diverse as mainstream pop, hip hop, classic rock, instrumental synthwave, video game music, amateur ukelele groups, and audiovisual remixes, while also considering the music’s relationship to technological developments, various media and material(itie)s, and personal and social identity. The collection presents a range of different methodologies and theoretical positions, which results in an eclecticism that aptly demonstrates the breadth of contemporary popular music research. The chapters are divided into three major sections that address: wider theoretical and analytical issues (“Broad Strokes”), familiar repertoire or concepts from a new perspective (“Second Takes”), and the meanings to arise from music’s connections with other media forms (“Audiovisual Entanglements”).

How to Make Music in an Epidemic

How to Make Music in an Epidemic
Title How to Make Music in an Epidemic PDF eBook
Author Matthew Jones
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 216
Release 2024-06-07
Genre Music
ISBN 1040043550

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This volume examines responses to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in Anglophone popular musicians and music video during the AIDS crisis (1981–1996). Through close reading of song lyrics, musical texts, and music videos, this book demonstrates how music played an integral part in the artistic-activist response to the AIDS epidemic, demonstrating music as a way to raise money for HIV/AIDS services, to articulate affective responses to the epidemic, to disseminate public health messages, to talk back to power, and to bear witness to the losses of AIDS. Drawing methodologies from musicology, queer theory, critical race studies, public health, and critical theory, the book will be of interest to a wide readership, including artists, activists, musicians, historians, and other scholars across the humanities as well as to people who lived through the AIDS crisis.

Whose Country Music?

Whose Country Music?
Title Whose Country Music? PDF eBook
Author Paula J. Bishop
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 323
Release 2022-12
Genre Music
ISBN 1108837123

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Questions and challenges the systems of gatekeeping that have restricted participation in twenty-first century country music culture.

Parody in the Age of Remix

Parody in the Age of Remix
Title Parody in the Age of Remix PDF eBook
Author Ragnhild Brøvig
Publisher MIT Press
Pages 323
Release 2023-06-27
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0262374110

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The art of mashup music, its roots in parody, and its social and legal implications. Parody needn’t recognize copyright—but does an algorithm recognize parody? The ever-increasing popularity of remix culture and mashup music, where parody is invariably at play, presents a conundrum for internet platforms, with their extensive automatic, algorithmic policing of content. Taking a wide-ranging look at mashup music—the creative and technical considerations that go into making it; the experience of play, humor, enlightenment, and beauty it affords; and the social and legal issues it presents—Parody in the Age of Remix offers a pointed critique of how society balances the act of regulating art with the act of preserving it. In several jurisdictions, national and international, parody is exempted from copyright laws. Ragnhild Brøvig contends that mashups should be understood as a form of parody, and thus be protected from removal from hosting platforms. Nonetheless, current copyright-related content-moderation regimes, relying on algorithmic detection and automated decision making, frequently eliminate what might otherwise be deemed gray-area content—to the detriment of human listeners and, especially, artists. Given the inaccuracy of takedowns, Parody in the Age of Remix makes a persuasive argument in favor of greater protection for remix creativity in the future—but it also suggests that the content-moderation challenges facing mashup producers and other remixers are symptomatic of larger societal issues.


Title Palimpsest PDF eBook
Author Catherynne Valente
Publisher Spectra
Pages 386
Release 2009-02-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0553906291

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In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger’s kiss.… Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.

Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age

Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age
Title Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age PDF eBook
Author Daniel Rubinstein
Publisher Routledge
Pages 229
Release 2019-10-08
Genre Art
ISBN 1000699684

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Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age challenges orthodoxies of photographic theory and practice. Beyond understanding the image as a static representation of reality, it shows photography as a linchpin of dynamic developments in augmented intelligence, neuroscience, critical theory, and cybernetic cultures. Through essays by leading philosophers, political theorists, software artists, media researchers, curators, and experimental programmers, photography emerges not as a mimetic or a recording device but simultaneously as a new type of critical discipline and a new art form that stands at the crossroads of visual art, contemporary philosophy, and digital technologies.