Music And Freedom

Download Music And Freedom ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Music And Freedom book pdf for free now.

Music And Freedom

Author : Zoï Morrison
ISBN : 9781925324228
Genre :
File Size : 86.44 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 311
Read : 1149

I have no use for forgiveness, not yet. But other ideas like that, kindness, for example, I think that is fundamental. Resurrection; I like that too. And love, of course, love, love, love.' Alice Murray learns to play the piano aged three on an orange orchard in rural Australia. Recognising her daughter's gift, her mother sends Alice to boarding school in the bleak north of England, and there Alice stays for the rest of her childhood. Then she's offered a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, and on a summer school in Oxford she meets Edward, an economics professor who sweeps her off her feet. Alice soon finds that Edwards is damaged, and she's trapped. She clings to her playing and to her dream of becoming a concert pianist, until disaster strikes. Increasingly isolated as the years unravel, eventually Alice can't find it in herself to carry on. Then she hears the most beautiful music from the walls of her house a This novel's love story is that of a woman who must embrace life again if she is to survive. Inspiring and compelling, it explores the dark terrain of violence and the transformative powers of music and love.
Category:

The Oxford Handbook Of Music And The Body

Author : Dr. Youn Kim
ISBN : 9780190636258
Genre : Music
File Size : 38.20 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 742
Read : 220

The presence of the phenomenological body is central to music in all of its varieties and contradictions. With the explosion of scholarly works on the body in virtually every field in the humanities, the social as well as the biomedical sciences, the question of how such a complex understanding of the body is related to music, with its own complexity, has been investigated within specific disciplinary perspectives. The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body brings together scholars from across these fields, providing a platform for the discussion of the multidimensional interfaces of music and the body. The book is organized into six sections, each discussing a topic that defines the field: the moving and performing body; the musical brain and psyche; embodied mind, embodied rhythm; the disabled and sexual body; music as medicine; and the multimodal body. Connecting a wide array of diverse perspectives and presenting a survey of research and practice, the Handbook provides an introduction into the rich world of music and the body.
Category: Music

Theology Music And Modernity

Author : Jeremy Begbie
ISBN : 9780198846550
Genre : History
File Size : 32.40 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 325
Read : 156

Theology, Music, and Modernity addresses the question: how can the study of music contribute to a theological reading of modernity? It has grown out of the conviction that music has often been ignored in narrations of modernity's theological struggles. Featuring contributions from an international team of distinguished theologians, musicologists, and music theorists, the volume shows how music--and discourse about music--has remarkable powers to bring to light the theological currents that have shaped modern culture. It focuses on the concept of freedom, concentrating on the years 1740-1850, a period when freedom--especially religious and political freedom-became a burning matter of concern in virtually every stratum of Western society. The collection is divided into four sections, each section focusing on a key phenomenon of this period--the rise of the concept of 'revolutionary' freedom; the move of music from church to concert hall; the cry for eschatological justice in the work of black hymn-writer and church leader Richard Allen; and the often fierce tensions between music and language. There is a particular concern to draw on a distinctively 'Scriptural imagination' (especially the theme of New Creation) in order to elicit the key issues at stake, and to suggest constructive ways forward for a contemporary Christian theological engagement with the legacies of modernity today.
Category: History

Music And The French Enlightenment

Author : Cynthia Verba
ISBN : 9780190633264
Genre : Music
File Size : 39.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 398
Read : 281

Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music. The principal participants-Rousseau, Diderot, and d'Alembert-were responding to the views of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau, who was both a participant and increasingly a subject of controversy. The discussion centered upon three different events occurring roughly simultaneously. The first was Rameau's formulation of the principle of the fundamental bass, which explained the structure of chords and their progression. The second was the writing of the Encyclopédie, edited by Diderot and d'Alembert, with articles on music by Rousseau. The third was the "Querelle des Bouffons," over the relative merits of Italian comic opera and French tragic opera. The philosophes, in the typical manner of Enlightenment thinkers, were able to move freely from the broad issues of philosophy and criticism, to the more technical questions of music theory, considering music as both art and science. Their dialogue was one of extraordinary depth and richness and dealt with some of the most fundamental issues of the French Enlightenment. In the newly revised edition of Music and the French Enlightenment, Cynthia Verba updates this fascinating story with the prolific scholarship that has emerged since the book was first published. Stressing the importance of seeing the philosophes' writings in context of a dynamic dialogue, Verba carefully reconstructs the chain of arguments and rebuttals across which Rousseau, D'Alembert, and Diderot formulated their own evolving positions. A section of key passages in translation presents several texts in English for the first time, recapturing the tenor and tone of the dialogue at hand. In a new epilogue, Verba discusses important trends in new scholarship, tracing how scholars continue to grapple with many of the same fundamental oppositions and competing ideas that were debated by the philosophes in the French Enlightenment.
Category: Music

Contemporary Music And Spirituality

Author : Robert Sholl
ISBN : 9781317160656
Genre : Music
File Size : 46.36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 208
Read : 726

The flourishing of religious or spiritually-inspired music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries remains largely unexplored. The engagement and tensions between modernism and tradition, and institutionalized religion and spirituality are inherent issues for many composers who have sought to invoke spirituality and Otherness through contemporary music. Contemporary Music and Spirituality provides a detailed exploration of the recent and current state of contemporary spiritual music in its religious, musical, cultural and conceptual-philosophical aspects. At the heart of the book are issues that consider the role of secularization, the claims of modernity concerning the status of art, and subjective responses such as faith and experience. The contributors provide a new critical lens through which it is possible to see the music and thought of Cage, Ligeti, Messiaen, Stockhausen as spiritual music. The book surrounds these composers with studies of and by other composers directly associated with the idea of spiritual music (Harvey, Gubaidulina, MacMillan, Pärt, Pott, and Tavener), and others (Adams, Birtwistle, Ton de Leeuw, Ferneyhough, Ustvolskaya, and Vivier) who have created original engagements with the idea of spirituality. Contemporary Music and Spirituality is essential reading for humanities scholars and students working in the areas of musicology, music theory, theology, religious studies, philosophy of culture, and the history of twentieth-century culture.
Category: Music

The Freedom Guide For Music Creators

Author : Deeann D. Mathews
ISBN : 1523499265
Genre :
File Size : 55.33 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 902
Read : 972

Music business basics -- that's what musicians can quickly get fromThe Freedom Guide for Music Creators! Information about copyright -- including how musicians can protect their songs from theft, how musicians can cover others' work legally, and how musicians make money from their songs! Also, The Freedom Guide for Music Creators covers how musicians can find tons of free legal music to use in their projects, free and low-cost ways to promote their music online. In addition, The Freedom Guide covers record deals, and how NOT to get ripped off, along with the long history that musicians need to understand in order to make the decision to fight for their rights and stay independent if they choose! Less than 100 pages, too -- musicians can get the information they need and get on with their work!
Category:

Music And Culture In Eighteenth Century Europe

Author : Enrico Fubini
ISBN : 0226267318
Genre : Music
File Size : 56.73 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 547
Read : 393

This book collects key writings about eighteenth century music . It brings together for the first time in one place, a wide selection of essential documents not only about music theory and practice, but about the historical, philosophical, aesthetic, ideological, and literary debates which held sway during a century when musical thought and criticism gained a privileged position in the culture of Europe. Enrico Fubini offers a sampling of English, French, German, and Italian writings on topics ranging from Enlightenment rationalism and the theories of harmony to German musical culture and the polemics on J. S. Bach. Organized by topic and historical period these selections go beyond writings dealing exclusively with specific musical works to larger issues of theory and the reception of musical ideas in the culture at large. The selections are from books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters; the contributors include Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire, Grimm, Alfieri, Rameau, Quantz, Gluck, Tartini, Leopold and W. A. Mozart, and C. P .E. Bach. Many are translated here for the first time. With general and chapter introductions, restored footnotes, and other valuable annotations, and a biographical appendix, this anthology will interest music scholars, students, and teachers.
Category: Music

Art And Freedom Of Speech

Author : Randall P. Bezanson
ISBN : 9780252034435
Genre : Art
File Size : 44.28 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 371
Read : 402

Art on trial: exploring the Supreme Court's rulings on free expression
Category: Art

Such Freedom If Only Musical

Author : Peter J Schmelz
ISBN : 0199711941
Genre : Music
File Size : 84.47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 735
Read : 1279

Following Stalin's death in 1953, during the period now known as the Thaw, Nikita Khrushchev opened up greater freedoms in cultural and intellectual life. A broad group of intellectuals and artists in Soviet Russia were able to take advantage of this, and in no realm of the arts was this perhaps more true than in music. Students at Soviet conservatories were at last able to use various channels--many of questionable legality--to acquire and hear music that had previously been forbidden, and visiting performers and composers brought young Soviets new sounds and new compositions. In the 1960s, composers such as Andrey Volkonsky, Edison Denisov, Alfred Schnittke, Arvo P?rt, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Valentin Silvestrov experimented with a wide variety of then new and unfamiliar techniques ranging from serialism to aleatory devices, and audiences eager to escape the music of predictable sameness typical to socialist realism were attracted to performances of their new and unfamiliar creations. This "unofficial" music by young Soviet composers inhabited the gray space between legal and illegal. Such Freedom, If Only Musical traces the changing compositional styles and politically charged reception of this music, and brings to life the paradoxical freedoms and sense of resistance or opposition that it suggested to Soviet listeners. Author Peter J. Schmelz draws upon interviews conducted with many of the most important composers and performers of the musical Thaw, and supplements this first-hand testimony with careful archival research and detailed musical analyses. The first book to explore this period in detail, Such Freedom, If Only Musical will appeal to musicologists and theorists interested in post-war arts movements, the Cold War, and Soviet music, as well as historians of Russian culture and society.
Category: Music

John Coltrane And Black America S Quest For Freedom

Author : Leonard Brown
ISBN : 9780199716500
Genre : Music
File Size : 87.96 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 483
Read : 869

Edited by prominent musician and scholar Leonard Brown, John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music is a timely exploration of Coltrane's sound and its spiritual qualities that are rooted in Black American music-culture and aspirations for freedom. A wide-ranging collection of essays and interviews featuring many of the most eminent figures in Black American music and jazz studies and performance --Tommy Lee Lott, Anthony Brown, Herman Gray, Emmett G. Price III, Tammy Kernodle, Salim Washington, Eric Jackson, TJ Anderson ,Yusef Lateef, Billy Taylor, Olly Wilson, George Russell, and a never before published interview with Elvin Jones -- the book examines the full spectrum of Coltrane's legacy. Each work approaches this theme from a different angle, in both historical and contemporary contexts, focusing on how Coltrane became a quintessential example of the universal and enduring qualities of Black American culture.
Category: Music

Music And Modern Art

Author : James Leggio
ISBN : 0815331010
Genre : Music
File Size : 50.34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 400
Read : 902

Music and Modern Art adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between these two fields of creative endeavor.
Category: Music

Music And Cyberliberties

Author : Patrick Burkart
ISBN : 9780819570505
Genre : Music
File Size : 54.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 981
Read : 858

Musicians and music fans are at the forefront of cyberliberties activism, a movement that has tried to correct the imbalances that imperil the communal and ritualistic sharing and distribution of music. In Music and Cyberliberties, Patrick Burkart tracks the migration of music advocacy and anti-major label activism since the court defeat of Napster and the ascendancy of the so-called Celestial Jukebox model of music e-commerce, which sells licensed access to music. Music and Cyberliberties identifies the groups—alternative and radical media activists, culture jammers, hackers, netlabels, and critical legal scholars—who are pushing back against the “copyright grab” by major labels for the rights and privileges that were once enjoyed by artists and fans. Burkart reflects on the emergence of peer-to-peer networking as a cause célèbre that helped spark the movement, and also lays out the next stages of development for the Celestial Jukebox that would quash it. By placing the musical activist groups into the larger context of technology and new social movement theory, Music and Cyberliberties offers an exciting new way of understanding the technological and social changes we confront daily.
Category: Music

A Catalog Of Music Written In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr

Author : Anthony McDonald
ISBN : 9780810882195
Genre : Music
File Size : 56.30 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 765
Read : 1104

McDonald organizes and makes available information on music appropriate for concerts performed by a symphony orchestra, school music department, church choir, or solo performer in celebration of Martin Luther King Day or Black History Month. His selections include not only music written specifically in honor of King but also about other Americans associated with the struggle for equality and freedom, such as Abraham Lincoln, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and John F. Kennedy. He also includes works dealing with African American history and culture, such as William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony. The third edition includes a considerable number of revisions and updates, with many new works added. Additions include an entirely new section devoted to jazz and blues songs, an overview of Martin Luther King Day concerts with sample programs, and a discography, along with appendixes of works listed by orchestration, subject, and a list of publishers and sources.
Category: Music

Freedom Sounds

Author : Ingrid Monson
ISBN : 0198029403
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 72.93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 775
Read : 493

An insightful examination of the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, Freedom Sounds traces the complex relationships among music, politics, aesthetics, and activism through the lens of the hot button racial and economic issues of the time. Ingrid Monson illustrates how the contentious and soul-searching debates in the Civil Rights, African Independence, and Black Power movements shaped aesthetic debates and exerted a moral pressure on musicians to take action. Throughout, her arguments show how jazz musicians' quest for self-determination as artists and human beings also led to fascinating and far reaching musical explorations and a lasting ethos of social critique and transcendence. Across a broad body of issues of cultural and political relevance, Freedom Sounds considers the discursive, structural, and practical aspects of life in the jazz world in the 1950s and 1960s. In domestic politics, Monson explores the desegregation of the American Federation of Musicians, the politics of playing to segregated performance venues in the 1950s, the participation of jazz musicians in benefit concerts, and strategies of economic empowerment. Issues of transatlantic importance such as the effects of anti-colonialism and African nationalism on the politics and aesthetics of the music are also examined, from Paul Robeson's interest in Africa, to the State Department jazz tours, to the interaction of jazz musicians such Art Blakey and Randy Weston with African and African diasporic aesthetics. Monson deftly explores musicians' aesthetic agency in synthesizing influential forms of musical expression from a multiplicity of stylistic and cultural influences--African American music, popular song, classical music, African diasporic aesthetics, and other world musics--through examples from cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and the avant-garde. By considering the differences between aesthetic and socio-economic mobility, she presents a fresh interpretation of debates over cultural ownership, racism, reverse racism, and authenticity. Freedom Sounds will be avidly read by students and academics in musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, popular music, African American Studies, and African diasporic studies, as well as fans of jazz, hip hop, and African American music.
Category: Social Science

Music Modernity And God

Author : Jeremy Begbie
ISBN : 9780199292448
Genre : Music
File Size : 75.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 277
Read : 1060

The emergence of the modern age has been profoundly linked to massive changes in the way Western culture has struggled to come to terms with the Christian God. Many books have told that story. But none have paid attention to the way music has been intimately intertwined with these changes and struggles. Begbie shows that music bears its own kind of witness to some of the deepest convictions of modernity concerning mortality, freedom, faith, and hope.
Category: Music

Law Order And Freedom

Author : C.W. Maris
ISBN : 9400714572
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 66.98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 178
Read : 1310

The central question in legal philosophy is the relationship between law and morality. The legal systems of many countries around the world have been influenced by the principles of the Enlightenment: freedom, equality and fraternity. The position is similar in relation to the accompanying state ideal of the democratic constitutional state as well as the notion of a welfare state. The foundation of these principles lies in the ideal of individual autonomy. The law must in this view guarantee a social order which secures the equal freedom of all. This freedom is moreover fundamental because in modern pluralistic societies a great diversity of views exist concerning the appropriate way of life. This freedom ideal is however also strongly contested. In Law, Order and Freedom, a historical overview is given pertaining to the question of the extent to which the modern Enlightenment values can serve as the universal foundation of law and society.
Category: Philosophy

Music And Protest In 1968

Author : Beate Kutschke
ISBN : 9781107007321
Genre : History
File Size : 61.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 491
Read : 990

In fifteen case studies from around the world, contributors explore the relationship between music and socio-political protest in 1968.
Category: History

Music And Morals

Author : Hugh Reginald Haweis
ISBN : UOM:39015007594032
Genre : Emotions
File Size : 60.9 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 464
Read : 1187

Category: Emotions