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Environment matters : why song sounds the way it does / Lynn Whidden and Paul Shore.

Author/Creator:
Whidden, Lynn, 1946- author.
Publication:
Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, 2019.
Series:
Music and spirituality
Music and spirituality ; Vol. 8
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 274 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Music -- Environmental aspects.
Music -- Social aspects.
Singing -- Social aspects.
Music and architecture.
Music -- Origin.
Music and architecture.
Music -- Environmental aspects.
Music -- Origin.
Music -- Social aspects.
Musik
Umweltfaktor
Summary:
Why does human music sound the way it does? To better understand this, the authors look at the human and even animal ability for mimicry, at existing acoustic niches and introduce the idea of at least three habitats for music. Is there a unified sound quality for music created indoors, for song sung outdoors, and for music produced with electric signals? The authors seek answers from music ethnography, from the closed space of medieval churches, from Gothic architecture, from particular buildings such as the Prague Estates Theatre and from their own experience and that of others in the contemporary electronic music environment. Drawing on fieldwork, archival materials and media studies research, they propose a model that will inspire scholars to explore human music in its rightful and important place in the natural world.
Contents:
Introduction
Organized sound genres: song, music and electronic mode
At least three habitats for song, music and electronic mode
Mimicry: the song enabler
Fama: a complex sound yields a simple song. Habitat 1: the outdoors : The Canadian subarctic
Northern plains
The Northwest coast
The Canadian arctic. Habitat 2: the indoors : Towards habitat two: cold space
The closed space of the medieval church
In the realm of notation: a corollary
Layered music space
Silent space
Decorated Gothic space: an indoor forest of sounds
Redefined space, reconfigured sound
Word space, sound space
Buildings reused and redefined
Spaces Baroque and Rococo
Nostalgia
The outdoors imagined. Habitat 3: the electronic mode : Conclusion
Bibliography.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Shore, Paul J., 1956- author.
ISBN:
9781788744935
1788744934
OCLC:
1039206902
Publisher Number:
99981060331
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