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...Though trained as a clarinetist at the Conservatory of Geneva, the career of Gilbert Favre primarily revolved around his service as an innovator and champion of Bolivian folk music. As a clarinetist, Favre, born in 1936, was trained...

Yello

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...Yello is a Switzerland-based electronic music duo, consisting of arranger and composer Boris Blank, and millionaire and vocalist Dieter Meier. Yello is famous for their single “Oh Yeah,” which has been used in American movies such as Ferris...

Bandella

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Canton Ticino, one of the states of the Swiss Federation, where Italian is the official language, the term bandella or bandella ticinese indicates a small ensemble of wind instruments (usually one or two clarinets, a trumpet, a tenor...

Basel

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 168,700 (2004) Basel, a city canton with 168,700 inhabitants, is located in the very north of Switzerland on the Rhein (Rhine). It borders France and Germany. Famed as the center of the humanist movement...

Schlager

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the German-speaking world, the word Schlager has been used since the end of the nineteenth century as a term equivalent to the English ‘popular song.’ Literally translated as ‘hit,’ the term emerged as an Austrian dialect word...

Zürich

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 336,800 (2002) Zürich is located in the northeast of Switzerland at the north end of Zürichsee (Lake Zurich). It covers an area of 35 sq miles (92 sq km) and has 336,800 inhabitants, which makes...

Bern

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 129,900 (2004) Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is located in the west-central region of the same name on the Aare River. With its 129,900 inhabitants, it is the fourth- largest city of Switzerland...

Pipilotti Rist, Immersing

Paul Hegarty

Paul Hegarty teaches Philosophy and Visual Culture at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Noise/Music (Bloomsbury, 2007) and co-series editor of the Ex:Centrics series with Bloomsbury. He jointly runs the experimental record label dotdotdotmusic, and performs in the noise bands Safe and La Société des Amis du Crime. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rumour and Radiation : Sound in Video Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Installation art is by definition an occupation and reconfiguration of space, even sometimes a construction of space. This space is never complete, though, as it exists as openness to perception on the part of the visitor (including where...

Dada Bruitism and the Body

John Melillo

John Melillo is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona, USA. He researches and teaches modern and contemporary literature, poetry, and sound studies. Melillo also makes noise/music under the name Algae & Tentacles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Poetics of Noise from Dada to Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The English war poets made verse with patterns and rhythms that self-consciously failed to figure the sonic experience of noise. Dadaist poets and performers, in contrast, figured noise as a possibility and a necessity: they sought to make...

Schweizer Volksmusik

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Schweizer Volksmusik, which translates literally in English as ‘Swiss folk music,’ is a highly ambiguous term in Switzerland and even more so when viewed from abroad. For the Swiss general public in the German-speaking Cantons, ‘Volksmusik’...