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

Cambridge University Press

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ISBN 10: 0521764246 / ISBN 13: 9780521764247
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Title: Music, Sound and Space: Transformations of ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

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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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Music, Sound, and Space is the first collection to examine the interrelations between music, sound and space as they transform the nature of public and private experience. It will appeal to readers from musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, sociology of music, sound studies, geography, music technology and sonic arts.

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