Expanding the notion of translation, this book specifically focuses on the transferences between music and text. The concept of ‘translation’ is often limited solely to language transfer. It is, however, a process occurring within and around most forms of artistic expression. Music, considered a language in its own right, often refers to text discourse and other art forms. In translation, this referential relationship must be translated too. How is music affected by text translation? How does music influence the translation of the text it sets? How is the sense of both the text and the music transferred in the translation process? Combining theory with practice, the book questions the process and role translation has to play in a musical context. It provides a range of case studies across interdisciplinary fields. It is the first collection on music in translation that is not restricted to one discipline, including explorations of opera libretti, surtitling, art song, musicals, poetry, painting, sculpture and biography, alongside looking at issues of accessibility.
Benjamin Britten was a most reluctant public speaker. Yet his contributions were without doubt a major factor in the transformation during his lifetime of the structure of the art-music industry. This book, by bringing together all his published articles, unpublished speeches, drafts, and transcriptions of numerous radio interviews, explores the paradox of a reluctant yet influential cultural commentator, artist, and humanist. Whether talking about his own music, about the role of the artist in society, about music criticism, or wading into a debate on Soviet ideology at the height of the cold war, Britten always gave a performance which reinforced the notion of a private man who nonetheless saw the importance of public disclosure.
CMJ New Music Monthly, the first consumer magazine to include a bound-in CD sampler, is the leading publication for the emerging music enthusiast. NMM is a monthly magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features. Each magazine comes with a CD of 15-24 songs by well-established bands, unsigned bands and everything in between. It is published by CMJ Network, Inc.
International scholars engage in a conversation about music and gender in various cross-culture case studies in an effort to determine how music can help individuals, groups, and nations bridge difficult times of changing values.
It is common to hear talk of how music can inspire crowds, move individuals and mobilise movements. We know too of how governments can live in fear of its effects, censor its sounds and imprison its creators. At the same time, there are other governments that use music for propaganda or for torture. All of these examples speak to the idea of music's political importance. But while we may share these assumptions about music's power, we rarely stop to analyse what it is about organised sound - about notes and rhythms - that has the effects attributed to it. This is the first book to examine systematically music's political power. It shows how music has been at the heart of accounts of politica...
Examines music about the war, popular hits and standards, swing and jazz, music on the stage and screen, country, and classical music, and includes information on the music business and the radio industry.
Here is a detailed overview of the business of popular music. No study of popular music - its artists, recordings, and songs - is complete without perspective on the companies that deliver this music to the public. Don Cusic shows how the music business fits into popular culture and exactly how popular music is disseminated in the American commercial market. This book explores the relationship of popular music and popular culture, the money flow, talent acquisition and development, artwork and promotion, and the strategies of multinational recording companies as they market music to consumers through media and retailers. In addition, the book discusses the marketing of specialty musics, such as classical, gospel, jazz, bluegrass, rap, and folk, by small, independent labels. Students and scholars of popular culture, as well as fans of popular music, will find Music in the Market invaluable as it explains how music becomes part of our lives from the perspective of the music business. To understand the music business is to understand the link between artists, market, and consumers.
This volume presents the first direct look at the complex relationship between music and power across a range of musical genres and countries. Discourses of power in the region centre on some of the most contested social issues, most notably in relation to nationhood, gender and religion. Individual chapters examine the ways in which music serves as a forum for playing out issues of power, ideology, resistance and subversion.