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...Sophie Tucker was one of the most popular entertainers in the United States during the early twentieth century despite, or perhaps because of, her being initially deemed too unattractive and overweight for the stage. Tucker found her fame...

“IDEAS MATTER”: Žižek Sings Pussy Riot

G Douglas Barrett

G Douglas Barrett is an artist and writer who works with music and visual art. Exhibiting and performing internationally, his critical writing is published in journals such as Postmodern Culture. He lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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After Sound : Toward a Critical Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction: A Punk Prayer On the morning of February 21, 2012, a group of five women entered central Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior to execute an event that has remained a source of controversy in Russia and beyond. For many...

Romans

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the Russian musical tradition, the word romans (borrowed from the French romance), is used to describe two broad categories of song that arose in the nineteenth century. On its own, the term romans (‘classic romance’ or ‘art song...

My Pravoslavnye: Russkii rok, Orthodoxy, and Nationalism in Post-Soviet Russia

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...While walking down the 6th Line of Vasil’evskii Ostrov in St. Petersburg in the early evening of January 1, 2016, I saw a woman making the sign of the cross before passing Sobor vo imia Sviatogo apostola Andreia Pervozvannogo (Saint...

Bach at the Space Station

Tobias Pontara

Tobias Pontara is Professor in Musicology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

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...One of the most memorable scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris (1972) pictures a man and a woman levitating in a beautifully furnished room (Figure 2.1). The room in question is a library on an almost-deserted space station, the engines...

VIA-Music (Soviet Rock)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Since the existence of rock music in the USSR was officially recognized only after 1985, ‘Soviet Rock’ is a much-disputed term. Outside Russia, it has been used to describe bands of the late 1980s rock boom (‘Russian Rock’). In Russia...

Roars of Discontent: Noise and Disaffection in Two Cases of Russian Punk

Resonances : Noise and Contemporary Music

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013

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...In those years his angry face was cast in black bronze, and discernible in his voice was the iron howl of an approaching subway train. The voice sounded so dark, the train appeared to run in total darkness and never again would...

Russendisco

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The phenomenon summed up under the term Russendisco (Russian disco) emerged at the beginning of the new millennium to refer to the growing consumption and production in various European countries of popular musical styles which...

Beethoven Overcome

Tobias Pontara

Tobias Pontara is Professor in Musicology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

Scholarly Books

...In a video clip available on YouTube, Eduard Artemiev reports that he once asked Tarkovsky why the director needed the combined sounds of classical music and passing trains recurring throughout Stalker. Tarkovsky’s answer was that “often...

Crimean Tatar Popular Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The popular music of the predominantly Sunni Muslim, Turkic-language Crimean Tatar indigenous people is marked by hybridity between global popular styles (including jazz, rock, punk, hip-hop), traditional ‘folk’ genres (such...