Sensing sound : singing & listening as vibrational practice / Nina Sun Eidsheim.

by Eidsheim, Nina Sun, 1975- [author.]Looking glass.

Series: Sign, storage, transmission: Publisher: Durham, North Carolina ; Duke University Press, [2015]Description: xv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780822360612 ; 0822360616.Subject(s): SoundLooking glass | SingingLooking glass | VibrationLooking glass | Music -- Acoustics and physicsLooking glass
Contents:
Music's material dependency : what underwater opera can tell us about Odysseus's ears -- The acoustic mediation of voice, self, and others -- Music as action : singing happens before sound -- All voice, all ears : from the figure of sound to the practice of music -- Music as a vibrational practice : singing and listening as everything and nothing.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index. Alternative form: Electronic version: 9780822374695
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In Sensing Sound Nina Sun Eidsheim offers a vibrational theory of music that radically re-envisions how we think about sound, music, and listening. Eidsheim shows how sound, music, and listening are dynamic and contextually dependent, rather than being fixed, knowable, and constant. She uses twenty-first-century operas by Juliana Snapper, Meredith Monk, Christopher Cerrone, and Alba Triana as case studies to challenge common assumptions about sound--such as air being the default medium through which it travels--and to demonstrate the importance a performance's location and reception play in its contingency. By theorizing the voice as an object of knowledge and rejecting the notion of an a priori definition of sound, Eidsheim releases the voice from a constraining set of fixed concepts and meanings. In Eidsheim's theory, music consists of aural, tactile, spatial, physical, material, and vibrational sensations. This expanded definition of music as manifested through material and personal relations suggests that we are all connected to each other in and through sound. Sensing Sound will appeal to readers interested in sound studies, new musicology, contemporary opera, and performance studies.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index.

Music's material dependency : what underwater opera can tell us about Odysseus's ears -- The acoustic mediation of voice, self, and others -- Music as action : singing happens before sound -- All voice, all ears : from the figure of sound to the practice of music -- Music as a vibrational practice : singing and listening as everything and nothing.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Illustrations (p. viii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 Music's Material Dependency: What Underwater Opera Can Tell Us about Odysseus's Ears (p. 27)
  • 2 The Acoustic Mediation of Voice, Self, and Others (p. 58)
  • 3 Music as Action: Singing Happens before Sound (p. 95)
  • 4 All Voice, All Ears: From the Figure of Sound to the Practice of Music (p. 132)
  • 5 Music as a Vibrational Practice: Singing and Listening as Everything and Nothing (p. 154)
  • Notes (p. 187)
  • Bibliography (p. 241)
  • Index (p. 261)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Nina Sun Eidsheim is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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