Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Thus, the intangible cultural heritage is conserved by the local culture and not only by virtual copies of sound archives found in multiple digitised archives worldwide. The intangible heritage is based on oral history, local beliefs, ...

Author: Luis Gimenez Amoros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429012570

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe analyses the revitalisation and repatriation of historical recordings from the largest sound archive in Africa, the International Library of African Music (ILAM). It provides a postcolonial study on the African sound archive divided into three historical periods: the colonial period offers a critical analysis on how ILAM classifies its music through ethnic and linguistic groups; the postcolonial period reconsiders postcolonial nationhood, new/old mobility and cultural border crossing in present Africa; and the recent period of repatriation focuses on the author’s revitalisation of the sound archive. The main goal of this study is to reconsider the colonial demarcations of southern African mbira music provided by the International Library of African Music (ILAM). These mbira recordings reveal that the harmonic system used in different lamellophones (or mbiras) in southern Africa is musically related. The analysis of sound archives in Africa is an essential tool to envision the new ways in which African culture can be directed not only from postcolonial notions of nationhood or Afrocentric discourses but also for the necessity of bringing awareness of the circulation of musical cultures from and beyond colonial African borders.
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The Special Operations Executive SOE in Burma

The Special Operations Executive  SOE  in Burma

Sound Archive Sergeant Frederick Bailey (Sound Archive interview number 11752). Captain Robert Barron (Sound Archive interview number 10887). Major Robert Boiteaux-Burdett (Sound Archive interview number 9851).

Author: Richard Duckett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786722720

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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In the mountains and jungles of occupied Burma during World War II, British special forces launched a series of secret operations, assisted by parts of the Burmese population. The men of the SOE, trained in sabotage and guerrilla warfare, worked in the jungle, deep behind enemy lines, to frustrate the puppet Burmese government of Ba Maw and continue the fight against Hirohito's Japan in a theatre starved of resources. Here, Richard Duckett uses newly declassified documents from the National Archives to reveal for the first time the extent of British special forces' involvement - from the 1941 operations until beyond Burma's independence from the British Empire in 1948. Duckett argues convincingly that `Operation Character' and `Operation Billet' - large SOE missions launched in support of General Slim's XIV Army offensive to liberate Burma - rank among the most militarily significant of the SOE's secret missions. Featuring a wealth of photographs and accompanying material never before published, including direct testimony recorded by veterans of the campaign and maps from the SOE files, The SOE in Burma tells a compelling story of courage and struggle in during World War II
Categories: Political Science

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme.

Author: Alan Ward

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015020795509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Sound and video tape archives are becoming increasingly important world-wide. As the commercial and non-commercial production of sound recordings increases, the need for preservation is being recognized in libraries, museums, radio and TV stations and university departments. The growth of interest in oral history and community records adds impetus to this need. This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme. It is intended both for those without any formal archive training, but knowledge of sound recordings and those who are knowledgeable about archives, but have little experience of sound recordings.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Recorded Sound

Recorded Sound

The British Library National Sound Archive The National Sound Archive ( formerly the British Institute of Recorded Sound ) preserves for the nation sound recordings of all kinds - music , literature and drama of all countries and ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002164499

Category: Music

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Sound Archives

Sound Archives

A Guide to Their Establishment and Development David Lance, International Association of Sound Archives. accelerating rate in the 1960s and 1970s , a large number of wildlife sounds on commercial gramophone records and cassettes have ...

Author: David Lance

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042572896

Category: Archives

Page: 218

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Encyclopedia of Library History

Encyclopedia of Library History

Rules (AACR2r), developed specific rules for sound recordings in recognition of their significant place in library collections. Proliferating formats, record company manufacturing practices, and the range of user needs all contributed ...

Author: Wayne A. Wiegand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135787578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 708

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

Paul Thompson, interview by Karen Worcman, June 1996, 24; also see his “BBC Archives” in Oral History 1 (Autumn 1971). ... BIRS was set up in 1955, joining the British Library in April 1983 when it was renamed the National Sound Archive ...

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195339550

Category: History

Page: 542

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The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral history to both scholarly research and public presentations.
Categories: History

Bombers

Bombers

34 Imperial War Museum Sound Archive 35 Air Cdre John Searby, The Bomber Battle for Berlin 36 Ibid. 37 Edward Smithies, War in the Air 38 Ibid. 39 Imperial War Museum Sound Archive 40 Edward Smithies, War in the Air 41 Imperial War ...

Author: David Wragg

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750981293

Category: History

Page: 296

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The role of the bomber has proved to be on of the most controversial aspects of twentieth-century warfare. Bombers tells the story of the bomber with a blend of narrative and personal accounts, recording the history of the principle bombing raids and the skill and courage of those who flew them. David Wragg begins with a brief overview of the origins of the concept of aerial bombardment, which astonishingly go back several thousand years. He then describes the early raids of the First World War and the use of the bomber between the wars by the Germans in the Spanish Civil War, the Italians in Abyssinia and by the Japanese in China. The Second World War marked the massive deployment of the bomber by the main combatants as a major tactical and strategic weapon and, bringing this in-depth study up to date, Wragg examines the United States controversial campaign of extensive bombing in Vietnam during the 1960s and 70s. He also discusses whether, with the growing use of cruise missiles, the manned bomber may soon be the first element of air power to be made redundant in this age of high technology. Fully illustrated with a wide selection of photographs, Bombers will appeal to all with an interest in this key weapon of twentieth-century warfare.
Categories: History

Be bomb

Be bomb

Continuation of Franco's statements to CBS 1951 DVD. b/w. sound Archive NODO. Filmoteca española Marinos estadounidenses de la VI Flota recorren Barcelona American marines from the 6th Fleet visit Barcelona 1951 DVD. b/w. no sound ...

Author: Serge Guilbaut

Publisher: Museu De Arte Contemporaneo De

ISBN: UOM:39015073626874

Category: Art

Page: 774

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Compiled by the French historian Serge Guilbaut, Be-Bomb compares and contrasts the art produced in France and the US bewteen 1946-1956 to explore how and why certain works became cultural icons and media images for great commercial success for respective each country. The book analyses the aesthetic debate of the period when New York began replacing Paris as the nerve centre of modern art.
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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music

The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music

Such research entailed several visits to the National Sound Archive in London, courtesy of cheap National Express coach tickets and a photocopying budget of around a tenner which allowed me to bring back several music press articles, ...

Author: Asya Draganova

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787694897

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The term 'Canterbury sound' emerged in the late 60s and early 70s to refer to a signature style within psychedelic and progressive rock. Canterbury Sound in Popular Music:Scene, Identity and Myth explores Canterbury as a metaphor and reality, a symbolic space of music inspiration which has produced its distinctive 'sound'.
Categories: Social Science

44 Days

44 Days

Butler, M., Keith Murdoch Sound Archive, AWM S00738, transcript of interview. Deane-Butcher, W., Fighter Squadron Doctor, ... Dean-Butcher, W., and Blackman, B., National Library of Australia, BIB ID 2653591, interview recorded in 1984.

Author: Michael Veitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733633645

Category: History

Page: 336

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'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' DAILY TELEGRAPH In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an extraordinary and heroic battle, the story of which has been left largely untold. The recruits had almost nothing going for them against the Japanese war machine, except for one extraordinary leader named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 possibly the oldest fighter pilot in the world - who said little, led from the front, and who had absolutely no sense of physical fear. Time and time again this brave group were hurled into battle, against all odds and logic, and succeeded in mauling a far superior enemy - whilst also fighting against the air force hierarchy. After relentless attack, the squadron was almost wiped out by the time relief came, having succeeded in their mission - but also paying a terrible price. Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and critically acclaimed author, brings to life the incredible exploits and tragic sacrifices of this courageous squadron of Australian heroes.
Categories: History

Sounding Off

Sounding Off

But this story of building a sound archive has a link to him. This was something I had been meaning to do ever since I passed out of the Institute. We didn't have a library exclusively for Indian sounds then.

Author: Resul Pookutty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184757040

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Resul Pookutty, India’s best-known sound designer and audiographer, won an Oscar for his work in Slumdog Millionaire. Sounding Off, his autobiography, is the amazing odyssey of a village boy from Kerela whose resilience and conviction took him to the very cutting edge of cinematic sound technology---from struggling in the ruthless film world of Mumbai to winning international glory. Already a huge bestseller in Malayalam, this definitive translation is a celebration of both cinema and life.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art

The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art

In Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) the Soundkeeper, residing in the Valley of Sound, archives all sounds as if these were physical objects. For reasons not entirely clear in the book, the Soundkeeper has removed to her ...

Author: Associate Professor in Digital Arts Jane Grant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190274054

Category: Art

Page: 624

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Sound art has long been resistant to its own definition. Emerging from a liminal space between movements of thought and practice in the twentieth century, sound art has often been described in terms of the things that it is understood to have left behind: a space between music, fine art, and performance. The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art surveys the practices, politics, and emerging frameworks of thought that now define this previously amorphous area of study. Throughout the Handbook, artists and thinkers explore the uses of sound in contemporary arts practice. Imbued with global perspectives, chapters are organized in six overarching themes of Space, Time, Things, Fabric, Senses and Relationality. Each theme represents a key area of development in the visual arts and music during the second half of the twentieth century from which sound art emerged. By offering a set of thematic frameworks through which to understand these themes, this Handbook situates constellations of disparate thought and practice into recognized centers of activity.
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Inner Sound

Inner Sound

Binaural recording is a sound recording technique, where two microphones are used to record the sounds that would be heard ... Digital photographs are available via The African Rock Art Digital Archive (http:// www.sarada. co.za/ ). 4.

Author: Jonathan Weinel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190671211

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Over the last century, developments in electronic music and art have enabled new possibilities for creating audio and audio-visual artworks. With this new potential has come the possibility for representing subjective internal conscious states, such as the experience of hallucinations, using digital technology. Combined with immersive technologies such as virtual reality goggles and high-quality loudspeakers, the potential for accurate simulations of conscious encounters such as Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) is rapidly advancing. In Inner Sound, author Jonathan Weinel traverses the creative influence of ASCs, from Amazonian chicha festivals to the synaesthetic assaults of neon raves; and from an immersive outdoor electroacoustic performance on an Athenian hilltop to a mushroom trip on a tropical island in virtual reality. Beginning with a discussion of consciousness, the book explores how our subjective realities may change during states of dream, psychedelic experience, meditation, and trance. Taking a broad view across a wide range of genres, Inner Sound draws connections between shamanic art and music, and the modern technoshamanism of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music, and electroacoustic music. Going beyond the sonic into the visual, the book also examines the role of altered states in film, visual music, VJ performances, interactive video games, and virtual reality applications. Through the analysis of these examples, Weinel uncovers common mechanisms, and ultimately proposes a conceptual model for Altered States of Consciousness Simulations (ASCSs). This theoretical model describes how sound can be used to simulate various subjective states of consciousness from a first-person perspective, in an interactive context. Throughout the book, the ethical issues regarding altered states of consciousness in electronic music and audio-visual media are also examined, ultimately allowing the reader not only to consider the design of ASCSs, but also the implications of their use for digital society.
Categories: Music

Sound Poetics

Sound Poetics

There is a powerful metaphor for this profound loneliness within a world pulsing with sound, in a short recording held in the British Library's sound archive. Some years ago, while making a radio programme about the preservation of ...

Author: Seán Street

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319586762

Category: Social Science

Page: 122

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This book examines sonic signals as something both heard internally and externally, through imagination, memory and direct response. In doing so it explores how the mind 'makes' sound through experience, as it interprets codes on the written page, and creates an internal leitmotif that then interacts with new sounds made through an aural partnership with the external world, chosen and involuntary exposure to music and sound messages, both friendly and antagonistic to the identity of the self. It creates an argument for sound as an underlying force that links us to the world we inhabit, an essential part of being in the same primal sense as the calls of birds and other inhabitants of a shared earth. Street argues that sound as a poetic force is part of who we are, linked to our visualisation and sense of the world, as idea and presence within us. This incredibly interdisciplinary book will be of great interest to scholars of radio, sound, media and literature as well as philosophy and psychology.
Categories: Social Science

Remarkable Occurrences The National Librarys First 100 Years

Remarkable Occurrences The National Librarys First 100 Years

The medium of recorded sound always proved more problematic for the Library and the rationalisation of the nation's ... the National Film and Sound Archive ( NFSA , later ScreenSound Australia , the National Screen and Sound Archive ) .

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Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9790642107304

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Bodies of Sound

Bodies of Sound

10 I gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Andy Simons, formerly of the British Library's National Sound Archive and an expert on Black British Swing, for sharing his knowledge and resources. 11Parsonage, The Evolution of Jazz, pp.

Author: Susan C. Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317173526

Category: Music

Page: 256

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From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular dance and music, which is imagined here as ’bodies of sound’. The volume provokes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation that includes scholarship from Asia, Europe and the United States, which explores topics from the nineteenth century through to the present day and engages with practices at local, national and transnational levels. In Part I: Constructing the Popular, the authors explore how categories of popular music and dance are constructed and de-stabilized, and their proclivity to appropriate and re-imagine cultural forms and meanings. In Part II: Authenticity, Revival and Reinvention, the authors examine how popular forms produce and manipulate identities and meanings through their attraction to and departure from cultural traditions. In Part III: (Re)Framing Value, the authors interrogate how values are inscribed, silenced, rearticulated and capitalized through popular music and dance. And in Part IV: Politics of the Popular, the authors read the popular as a site of political negotiation and transformation.
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Inside Computer Music

Inside Computer Music

The compositional structure itself then is the result of bringing these many varied but related sounds together into ... The materials studied in this analysis come from the composer's archive, which comprises 1,210 sound files and 244 ...

Author: Michael Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190659684

Category: Music

Page: 415

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Inside Computer Music is an investigation of how new technological developments have influenced the creative possibilities of composers of computer music in the last 50 years. This book combines detailed research into the development of computer music techniques with nine case studies that analyze key works in the musical and technical development of computer music. The book's companion website offers demonstration videos of the techniques used and downloadable software. There, readers can view interviews and test emulations of the software used by the composers for themselves. The software also presents musical analyses of each of the nine case studies to enable readers to engage with the musical structure aurally and interactively.
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The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics

Appendix: Archives, libraries, museums British Library Archival Sound Recordings: http://sounds ... Sound Recordings: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Sound+Recording National Film and Sound Archive of Australia ...

Author: Merja Kytö

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316472910

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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English historical linguistics is a subfield of linguistics which has developed theories and methods for exploring the history of the English language. This Handbook provides an account of state-of-the-art research on this history. It offers an in-depth survey of materials, methods, and language-theoretical models used to study the long diachrony of English. The frameworks covered include corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, historical pragmatics and manuscript studies, among others. The chapters, by leading experts, examine the interplay of language theory and empirical data throughout, critically assessing the work in the field. Of particular importance are the diverse data sources which have become increasingly available in electronic form, allowing the discipline to develop in new directions. The Handbook offers access to the rich and many-faceted spectrum of work in English historical linguistics, past and present, and will be useful for researchers and students interested in hands-on research on the history of English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines