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Björk

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...The avant-garde music and visual presentation of Björk challenged the common understanding of popular music while imbuing it with a unique futurism. Björk was born in 1965 in Iceland; her mother was an activist and her father was a union...

Blackened Puppets: Chris Cunningham’s Weird Anatomies

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...In this chapter, I shall suggest that music videos constitute moving bodies – puppets, if you will – which in turn have the power to move viewers, in fact to enlist their viewers into a process of metamorphosis. My focus is the work...

The black hole song of unsounding mothers

D. Ferrett

D Ferrett teaches Cultural Studies, Philosophy and Popular Music at Falmouth University, UK. She has published work on themes of abjection and interviews with Diamanda Galás and Maggie Nicols. As both a theorist and music-maker, D’s focus on the voice brings together an interest in critical writing, gender studies and subversive sound practices. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dark Sound : Feminine Voices in Sonic Shadow

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...We’re here protesting and sharing stories, but when everything else is so loud, how do you penetrate through?In 2003, NASA issued a press release based on a discovery by astronomer Dr Andrew Fabian from the Institute of Astronomy...

Materializing Identity in the Recording Studio

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Planes of mediation: The individual, society and the institution The process of identity formation in the recording studio entails both conscious and unconscious negotiations of broader aesthetic, social and industry values. Identity...

Spike and Michel

Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is a writer and cultural critic living in New York City. His work has been published in the Boston Globe (where he is a regular contributor), Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Money For Nothing : A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes

Continuum, 2007

Scholarly Books

...Spike and Michel MTV may have created its own subculture, and its own notions of artistry, but it had fallen short of feature filmmaking in creating its own geniuses—artists who fully grasped, and embraced, the peculiar possibilities...

Machine as Voice, Voice as Machine

Miriama Young

Miriama Young is a writer, sound artist and composer. Originally from New Zealand, she gained her PhD from Princeton (2007) on a Fulbright award. She writes music for film, dance, radio, live electronics and fixed media, voices and instruments. She is a Lecturer in Sonic Arts and Music Composition at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Singing the Body Electric: The Human Voice and Sound Technology

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2015

Scholarly Books

...Audio-vocal technology dissolves the boundary between soul and machine.Sloterdijk, Bubbles, 510.Sloterdijk, Bubbles, 510. Part I: Desiring Machines: Auguste Villiers de L’Isle-Adam, L’Ève future [Tomorrow’s Eve] (1886) In Auguste Villiers...

Completing the Mystery of Her Flesh: Love, Eroticism, and Identity in Björk’s Videos

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Music, it can be argued, is often used as a means of self-expression, as a reflection on the musician’s life, experiences, and choices; by matching songs with videos, the musician can delve deeper into this self-investigation...

Björk's Homogenic

Emily Mackay

Emily Mackay is the author of Homogenic (#127). Find her at emilymackay.contently.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...In recent years, Björk's artistry has become ever more ambitious and ever more respected. With the release of her conceptual app-album Biophilia in 2011, and a huge retrospective exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art coinciding...

Quiet Interiors: The Voice and Pod Listening

Miriama Young

Miriama Young is a writer, sound artist and composer. Originally from New Zealand, she gained her PhD from Princeton (2007) on a Fulbright award. She writes music for film, dance, radio, live electronics and fixed media, voices and instruments. She is a Lecturer in Sonic Arts and Music Composition at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Singing the Body Electric: The Human Voice and Sound Technology

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2015

Scholarly Books

...You can stare into a horn and know that at some vanishing point beyond the visible concavity there is something breathing.Eisenberg, The Recording Angel, 64.Eisenberg, The Recording Angel, 64. Exiting through the Ear, or, Telephonic...

Avant-pop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the broad field of popular music since the 1960s there have been a number of musical artists who have breached the boundaries between art music and popular music. These are musicians who locate themselves creatively in a liminal space...