Sound as Popular Culture: A Research Companion (MIT Press) by Jens Gerrit Papenburg,Holger Schulze

By Jens Gerrit Papenburg,Holger Schulze

The wide-ranging texts during this publication take as their premise the concept that sound is a topic wherein pop culture may be analyzed in an leading edge method. From an infant's gurgles over a toddler visual display unit to the roar of the group in a stadium to the sub-bass frequencies produced by means of sound structures within the disco period, sound -- now not inevitably aestheticized as song -- is inextricably a part of the numerous domain names of pop culture. increasing the view taken by way of many students of cultural reviews, the participants ponder cultural practices bearing on sound no longer in basic terms as semiotic or signifying approaches yet as fabric, actual, perceptual, and sensory techniques that combine a mess of cultural traditions and types of knowledge.The chapters speak about conceptual concerns in addition to terminologies and learn equipment; research historic and modern case reviews of listening in a number of sound cultures; and think about the methods modern practices of sound new release are utilized within the various fields during which sounds are produced, mastered, distorted, processed, or improved. The chapters usually are not simply about sound; they give a examine through sound -- echoes from the earlier, resonances of the current, and the contradictions and discontinuities that recommend the future.ContributorsKarin Bijsterveld, Susanne Binas-Preisendörfer, Carolyn Birdsall, Jochen Bonz, Michael Bull, Thomas Burkhalter, Mark J. Butler, Diedrich Diederichsen, Veit Erlmann, Franco Fabbri, Golo Föllmer, Marta García Quiñones, Mark Grimshaw, Rolf Großmann, Maria Hanácek, Thomas Hecken, Anahid Kassabian, Carla J. Maier, Andrea Mihm, Bodo Mrozek, Carlo Nardi, Jens Gerrit Papenburg, Thomas Schopp, Holger Schulze, Toby Seay, Jacob Smith, Paul Théberge, Peter Wicke, Simon Zagorski-Thomas

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