Music, Sound and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience

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Georgina Born
Cambridge University Press, Jan 17, 2013 - Music - 358 pages
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Music, Sound, and Space is the first collection to integrate research from musicology and sound studies on music and sound as they mediate everyday life. Music and sound exert an inescapable influence on the contemporary world, from the ubiquity of MP3 players to the controversial use of sound as an instrument of torture. In this book, leading scholars explore the spatialisation of music and sound, their capacity to engender modes of public and private, their constitution of subjectivity and the politics of sound and space. Chapters discuss music and sound within specific settings, including sound installation art, popular music recordings, offices and hospitals, and music therapy. With international examples, from the Islamic soundscape of the Kenyan coast, to religious music in Europe, to First Nation musical sociability in Canada, this book offers a new global perspective on how music, sound and space transform the nature of public and private experience.
 

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Contents

Figures
6
Tables
31
THE DESIGN OF MEDIATED
51
from spatial poetics to politics
73
Music space and subjectivity 90
90
What the minds ear doesnt hear 111
111
athletic capitalism
128
Music and the construction of space in oflicebased Work
151
Classical music and the politics of space 224
224
April 2008 235
235
country music alcohol and the spaces
239
community music therapy
259
Towards an acoustemology of detention in the global war
275
on the fidelity of
292
music cover 1905 309
309
Bibliography 312
312

the private made public
169
sounding public religion in a postsecular
205
interior dedication 1866 London Ill News 211
211
Discography 343
343
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Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Formerly Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music at the University of Cambridge, she is currently directing the international research programme 'Music, Digitisation, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies', funded by The European Research Council. Her publications include Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde (1995), Western Music and Its Others: Difference, Representation and Appropriation in Music (edited with D. Hesmondhalgh, 2000), Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC (2005) and the forthcoming Interdisciplinarity: Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences (edited with A. Barry).

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