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In seiner großen Geschichte der ‚exotischen‘ populären Musik beschreibt Claus Schreiner den transatlantischen Weg all der uns heute vertrauten Musikstile…von ihren Ursprüngen nach Europa und Deutschland. Der dritte Band beginnt mit der Musik Afrikas und ihrer Ankunft in Europa. Back to Africa: Reggae-Wurzeln und die deutsche Szene, wo das Interesse nicht nur an den Urvätern des Reggae wächst. Man will mehr Originale erleben, traditionell oder populär, und schafft neue Festivals, die oft mit Workshops und Informationen begleitet werden. Das New Age-Zeitalter beginnt und lässt Musiker in esoterischen Quellen schöpfen. Japanische Trommelgruppen lassen Konzertsäle erbeben und Butoh-Tänzer erinnern an den Ausdruckstanz der zwanziger Jahre. Musik aus vielen ‚exotischen‘ Wurzeln bietet sich als Alternative zu Belanglosem in Spaßgesellschaft, Disco und Neuer Deutscher Welle und als Begleitung von Aktionen gegen Rassismus, Hungersnöte und Fremdenfeindlichkeit an. Salsa aus Puerto Rico und New York bringt endlich mehr Körperlichkeit in deutsche Tanzclubs und bereitet den Boden für nostalgisches Buena Vista-Feeling, das von Modetänzen wie Lambada, Merengue und Zouk abgelöst wird. Latinmusic sorgt auch in Deutschland für Hits. Am Ende des Jahrhunderts ist das Angebot überreichlich vorhanden und man nennt es Weltmusik.
By Denele Pitts Campbell. 1997
Tuning pianos provides the author opportunity to visit homes, churches, and music halls where she catches glimpses of the players'…various lifestyles. Campbell describes her experiences and also comments on the countryside of the Arkansas Ozarks she traverses to do her work
By Anthony Tommasini. 1997
Biography of the composer and longtime music critic of the New York Herald Tribune who received a Pulitzer Prize for…music. Discusses Thomson's discreet homosexuality during a time when such a revelation could cost one a career
By Peter F Ostwald. 1997
This psychobiography examines the public and private aspects of Glenn Gould, the reclusive Canadian pianist who died in 1982. The…author, both a psychiatrist and a violinist, was Gould's friend and uniquely positioned to provide professional and personal insights into Gould's performances and his psyche
By Bill Evans. 2023
Pick and roll your way through bluegrass banjo basics The banjo nearly defines the bluegrass sound, and you&’ll be playing…your own favorite tunes—or maybe writing some new ones—with the help of this book. Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies is the place to start if you&’re ready to start learning banjo or upgrade your skills to play in the bluegrass style. Written by an expert musician and educator, this book makes it easy to start plucking your 5-string banjo using common bluegrass techniques. You&’ll also have access to over 100 online audio files, and 35 video lessons, so you can see and hear the techniques in practice. This book serves as your first step to becoming a bluegrass banjo player, even if you&’re completely new to playing musical instruments. Choose the right banjo, pick up the basics, learn classic banjo licks, and more—the easy way. Learn how to read banjo tablature and perform on a five-string banjo Get insight on playing as part of a bluegrass combo band Practice with classic bluegrass tunes and banjo licks Create banjo solos that will wow your audiencesThis friendly For Dummies guide is great for fledgling banjo players interested in the bluegrass style. Whether or not you already play another instrument, you&’ll pick up the banjo basics you can show off at your next local bluegrass festival.
By John L. Drever, Andrew Hugill. 2022
Aural Diversity addresses a fundamental methodological challenge in music and soundscape research by considering the nature of hearing as a…spectrum of diverse experiences. Bringing together an interdisciplinary array of contributors from the arts, humanities, and sciences, it challenges the idea of a normative listening experience and envisions how awareness of aural diversity can transform sonic arts, environments, and design and generate new creative listening practices. With contributors from a wide range of fields including sound studies, music, hearing sciences, disability studies, acoustics, media studies, and psychology, Aural Diversity introduces a new and much-needed paradigm that is relevant to scholars, students, and practitioners engaging with sound, music, and hearing across disciplines.
By Jimmy Buffett. 1998
A musician and bestselling author tells of a trip he took to celebrate his fiftieth birthday and relates stories from…his past that the trip brings to mind. A lover of both planes and boats, Buffett recalls his adventures in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Some strong language. Bestseller
By Barbara O'Dair. 1997
By Ted Gioia. 1997
Covers the origins of jazz from African instruments and rhythms of the early 1800s through the emergence of modern jazz…and the technological changes of the 1990s. Evaluates the contributions of individual musicians; provides the social and cultural context for the development of this art form. 1997.
The life and times of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven, born in 1770. He began losing his hearing as a young…adult but was able to communicate and to pursue his musical career by using an ear trumpet and various devices. By the age of forty-eight he was totally deaf, but he continued working despite this challenge and several debilitating bouts of illness. For grades 6-9 and older readers
Chronicles the arrival of Italian opera in the United States and the efforts of American singers to transform a foreign…art form into a part of the national culture. Traces the evolution of this musical style and its demands on the voice. Includes biographical sketches and anecdotes about leading singers
By Martin Clancy. 2023
Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem highlights the opportunities and rewards associated with the application of AI in the creative arts.…Featuring an array of voices, including interviews with Jacques Attali, Holly Herndon and Scott Cohen, this book offers interdisciplinary approaches to pressing ethical and technical questions associated with AI. Considering the perspectives of developers, students and artists, as well as the wider themes of law, ethics and philosophy, Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem is an essential introduction for anyone interested in the impact of AI on music, including those studying and working in the creative arts.
Based on commentaries originally presented during the first intermissions of Saturday afternoon Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. Father Lee, a professor of…classics, analyzes and interprets works by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss. 1995.
By Régine Crespin. 1997
Autobiography of the French opera singer, who says that singing is her joy and priority. She recalls childhood memories of…duets with her Italian grandmother and discusses her musical career from the late 1950s to her farewell galas in Paris in 1990. She also describes her family, her love life, and her battles with cancer
By Joanna Ho. 2021
The New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, Joanna Ho, delivers a poignant biography about…the musician Yo-Yo Ma, immigration, and using music to build bridges. "Everyone can benefit from Ho's message of music bringing calm and peace to the world." —Booklist Joanna Ho's lyrical writing tells an inspiring story of Yo-Yo Ma, who challenges conventions, expectations, and beliefs in order to build bridges to unite communities, people, and cultures. A beautiful biography to enjoy and share in the home and the classroom. Before Yo-Yo Ma became one of the most renowned and celebrated cellists, he wanted to play the double bass. But it was too big for his four-year-old hands. Over time, Ma honed his amazing talent, and his music became a reflection of his own life between borders, cultures, disciplines, and generations. Since then, he has recorded over a hundred albums, won nineteen Grammy Awards, performed for eight American presidents, and received the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, just to name a few accomplishments. Staying true to himself, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the US-Mexico border at the Rio Grande on April 13, 2019, as part of his multi-continent "Bach Project" tour to prove a point—through music, we can build bridges rather than walls between different cultures
Her piano sang: a story about Clara Schumann (Creative Minds Biographies Ser.Creative Minds Biographies)
By Barbara Allman, Shelly O. Haas. 1997
Allman details the life of Clara Wieck Schumann, who in 1828 gave her first full-length concert at the age of…nine. She discusses Schumann's childhood and explains how her father influenced her life. The author portrays the pianist's early relationship with Robert Schumann, her father's disapproval of their marriage, and her love for her husband that lasted even after his death in 1856. For grades 3-6
By Tim Burgess. 2019
A Rough Trade Book of the Year 'From lists to experiences and stories, there are no rules. A good song…is a good song whoever writes it and however the writing happens.'Over the past three decades, Tim Burgess has cultivated a lyrical style that is equal parts searing, elusive and raw. Brimming with nods to an eclectic array of influences, from French chanson to East Coast rap, his words provide vivid snapshots of modern life, its highs and lows, and the things we do to get by.For the first time Tim's collected lyrics are accompanied by his revealing commentary, featuring backstage anecdotes, advice on how to conjure up the music muse, poignant reflections - and insight into a very idiosyncratic songwriting process.One Two Another chronicles the evolution of Tim's songwriting and reveals the method behind the madness.'Tim Burgess is a crusader and vinyl's epic voyager. He knows why pop's art, a culture and a cure. Learn and listen. He knows good things' Johnny Marr'You can't feel blue around Tim. He makes you feel happy, not just about music but about life. Even the most cynical of souls (mine) become infected by his gorgeous energy. Plus he gives good vinyl' Sharon Horgan
By Nazneen Khan-Østrem. 2019
TRANSLATED BY ALISON McCULLOUGH'One of the best books on the many diverse migrations to London . . . revealing the…extent to which the diversity of immigrant origins has had transformative effects - through food, music, diverse types of knowledge and so much more. The book is difficult to put it down'Saskia Sassen, The Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, New York'The ultimate book about Great Britain's capital'Dagbladet'One of the best books of the year! . . . This is a book about what a city is and can be'AftenpostenIs there a street in London which does not contain a story from the Empire? Immigrants made London; and they keep remaking it in a thousand different ways. Nazneen Khan-Østrem has drawn a wonderful new map of a city that everyone thought they already knew. She travels around the city, meeting the very people who have created a truly unique metropolis, and shows how London's incredible development is directly attributable to the many different groups of immigrants who arrived after the Second World War, in part due to the Nationality Act of 1948. Her book reveals the historical, cultural and political changes within those communities which have fundamentally transformed the city, and which have rarely been considered alongside each other.Nazneen Khan-Østrem has a cosmopolitan background herself, being a British, Muslim, Asian woman, born in Nairobi and raised in the UK and Norway, which has helped her in unravelling the city's rich immigrant history and its constant ongoing evolution.Drawing on London's rich literature and its musical heritage, she has created an intricate portrait of a strikingly multi-faceted metropolis. Based on extensive research, particularly into aspects not generally covered in the wide array of existing books on the city, London manages to capture the city's enticing complexity and its ruthless vitality.This celebration of London's diverse immigrant communities is timely in the light of the societal fault lines exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit. It is a sensitive and insightful book that has a great deal to say to Londoners as well as to Britain as a whole.
By Seth Bate, Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta, John McCutcheon, Orin Friesen. 2022
Local historian Seth Bate tells the story of the Walnut Valley Festival with reflections from staff, emcees, performers, campers, and…characters from throughout its history.The Festival was launched in 1972 when a guitar maker, a farmer, and a businessman built their own music festival from the ground up. It has made the small town of Winfield into an annual destination for acoustic musicians and music lovers from around the world and it has always been participatory, with the informal campsite pickin' as much a part of the event as the stage shows and instrumental contests. The Walnut Valley Festival has always been proud of its deep-rooted traditions, but most of all, it is a community celebration.
By Nanette De Jong. 2022
The diverse musics of the Caribbean form a vital part of the identity of individual island nations and their diasporic…communities. At the same time, they witness to collective continuities and the interrelatedness that underlies the region's multi-layered complexity. This Companion introduces familiar and less familiar music practices from different nations, from reggae, calypso and salsa to tambú, méringue and soca. Its multidisciplinary, thematic approach reveals how the music was shaped by strategies of resistance and accommodation during the colonial past and how it has developed in the postcolonial present. The book encourages a comparative and syncretic approach to studying the Caribbean, one that acknowledges its patchwork of fragmented, dynamic, plural and fluid differences. It is an innovative resource for scholars and students of Caribbean musical culture, particularly those seeking a decolonising perspective on the subject.