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Sensing Sound : Singing & Listening As Vibrational Practice (Hardcover) (Nina Sun Eidsheim)

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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—rather than being fixed, knowable, and constant—sound, music, and listening are dynamic and contextually dependent. 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 ana 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 manifestation 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.
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?rather than being fixed, knowable, and constant?sound, music, and listening are dynamic and contextually dependent. 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 ana 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 manifestation 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.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Instruction + Study / Theory, Genres + Styles / Opera
Series Title: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Author: Nina Sun Eidsheim
Language: English
Street Date: December 11, 2015
TCIN: 21511762
UPC: 9780822360469
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-0605
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