Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

nationals and African students through the sound archive. From such perspective
on the circulation of knowledge and its accessibility in African institutions, the
outcome of academic literature will contribute to the curriculum transformation in
 ...

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.
Categories: Music

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). Sergeant
Ronald ...

Author: Richard Duckett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786732729

Category: History

Page: 314

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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: History

William Haggar

William Haggar

Outside the Works: William advertises the show (National Screen and Sound
Archive of Wales) Desperate Poaching Affray: The Poachers (Sid Griffiths and
Will Haggar) surprised by the gamekeepers (National Screen and Sound Archive
of ...

Author: Peter Yorke

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781908262646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Biography of William Haggar, a pioneer of the cinema. Written by Haggar's great-grandson, the book draws on oral reminiscences, unpublished family memoirs and contemporary press reports. It tells the rags-to-riches story of a travelling theatrical who became one of Britain's select band of pioneer film-makers. Containing information on Victorian portable theatres, fairground bioscope shows and Haggar's films, it is a "must" for anyone interested in the popular entertainment of 100 years ago. Contents: - Ten chapters deal with Haggar's life (1851-1925) from his birth at Dedham, Essex, via forty years of travelling with portable theatres and his own Bioscope Exhibition, to respected retirement in Aberdare, South Wales. The last chapter relates the subsequent rediscovery of his films and the recognition of their pioneering quality. - Illustrations include contemporary family portraits, photographs of his huge ornate bioscope sh ow-fronts and stills from his films. - Eight factual appendices provide supporting lists and descriptions of plays and films; and the full texts of particular newspaper articles alluded to in the main narrative. - Notes on sources of information, references and other details. The author, William Haggar's great-grandson Peter Yorke was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, graduating in Classics in 1960. Much of his working life was spent representing the University of East Anglia, Norwich, as client to architects, consultants and contractors constructing the then "new university". Retiring in 1996 and moving to Dorset, he has researched his great-grandfather's life and times, travelling throughout England and Wales and to Australia to meet his Haggar relatives to consult their memories for inclusion in this book.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

The approach to the organization of sound archives by analogy with textual
archives and information carriers is followed throughout this book , though it is
readily accepted that the analogy is not perfect . Sound archives v . the rest Moss
' s ...

Author: Alan Ward

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015020795509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 148

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

William Alwyn

William Alwyn

BBC Sound Archive 13048 (May 1949) History ofMr. Polly (Punting Scene, The
Potwell Inn, Wedding Scene, Cycling). Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Muir
Mathieson [10” 78 rpm] BBC Sound Archive 14333 (24 September 1948) Armagh
: City ...

Author: John C. Dressler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136660030

Category: Music

Page: 336

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William Alwyn: A Research and Information Guide is a catalogue, discography and annotated bibliography of the nearly 500 works of this twentieth-century British composer. It will be invaluable to twentieth-century British composer researchers and aficionados, music history courses, and film music courses.
Categories: Music

El Alamein

El Alamein

Dawyck Haig interview, 32636, IWM Sound Archive. Dawyck Haig interview,
32636, IWM Sound Archive. Private papers of C.T. Witherby, 78/61/1, IWM
Documents. Geoffrey Bays interview, 17610, IWM Sound Archive. Private papers
of G.P. ...

Author: Bryn Hammond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780964522

Category: History

Page: 344

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Before the Battle of El Alamein in 1942, the British had never won a major battle on land against the Germans; nor indeed had anyone else. Drawing on a remarkable array of first-hand accounts, this book reveals the personal experiences of those on the frontline and provides fascinating details of how the war was actually fought. It also includes analysis of the strategic decisions made by the generals. El Alamein 1942 is the story of exactly how a seemingly beaten and demoralized army turned near-defeat into victory in a little over four months of protracted and bloody fighting in the harsh North African desert.
Categories: History

Sound Archives

Sound Archives

APPROACHES TO THE NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF SOUND ARCHIVES
Rolf Schuursma 1 . INTRODUCTION Sound archives have various origins .
Broadcasting sound archives came naturally into being because of the primary
need for ...

Author: David Lance

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042572896

Category: Archives

Page: 218

View: 860

Categories: Archives

The Management of Oral History Sound Archives

The Management of Oral History Sound Archives

THE PROCESSING AND ORGANIZATION OF COLLECTIONS If the heart and
soul of a sound archive are its public services and cultural mission , then its body
and blood are the organization and technical processing of its collections .

Author: Frederick J. Stielow

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UVA:X001355703

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 369

This book is an introduction to the management of oral history sound archives and offers guidance on processing and preservation of sound collections.
Categories: History

Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge

Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge

the uSe of Sound arChIveS for the InveStIgatIon, teaChIng and SafeguardIng of
SoMe endangered uralIC languageS. 3. Victor Denisov and Tjeerd de Graaf
Introduction In Russia many old sound recordings still remain hidden in archives
and ...

Author: Erich Kasten

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783942883122

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 842

The contributions to this volume present ways in which indigenous knowledge in minority communities is sustained and how attempts are made to safeguard endangered languages. Two recent seminars at the Foundation for Siberian Cultures were devoted to the discussion of community-based pedagogical initiatives in Siberia, with comparative examples from other parts of the world. In this volume, scholars with backgrounds in anthropology, linguistics and in the use of new media share their experiences of how to design adequate learning tools in collaboration with their native colleagues. In their articles they discuss previous shortcomings and limitations, with the aim of exploring future directions for maintaining cultural diversities, not only in Siberia, but also among many other peoples of the world.
Categories: Education

Recorded Sound

Recorded Sound

Assuming t , then a sousingular prov What is a sound archive ? Assuming that
archive in the singular is acceptable ( pace O . E . D . and Chambers ) as a term
for a repository , then a sound archive , by common consensus , can be loosely ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004306960

Category: Music

Page:

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Categories: Music

Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook Second Edition

Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook   Second Edition

See also f The Creating HTML reports recipe f The Efficient use of views recipe
Making noise with HTML5 browsers This recipe describes how ... If Jenkins has
problems finding the sound archive with an error message such as File not found
 ...

Author: Alan Mark Berg

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784399245

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 816

If you are a Java developer, a software architect, a technical project manager, a build manager, or a development or QA engineer, then this book is ideal for you. A basic understanding of the software development life cycle and Java development is needed, as well as a rudimentary understanding of Jenkins.
Categories: Computers

The Editorial Gaze

The Editorial Gaze

See Guinness Book of Recorded Sound (London: Guinness Books, 1984): 34–35
, where the machine is pictured. 4 See ... 7 A portfolio of policy documents from
Australia's National Film and Sound Archive includes a “Selection and Aquisition
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Author: Paul Eggert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317777137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 255

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Noise

Noise

The British Library Sound Archive was also a key collaborator in the whole Noise
project, providing not just expert guidance but also invaluable access to its
extraordinary collection of recordings. So I wish to thank Richard Ranft, the Head
of ...

Author: David Hendy

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659446

Category: Music

Page: 382

View: 445

Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to represent their spiritual power. And in modern metropolises we are battered by the roar of sound that surrounds us. In the first narrative history of the subject which puts humans at its centre, and following the author's major BBC Radio 4 series Noise, acclaimed historian David Hendy describes the history of noise - which is also the history of listening. As he puts it: 'By thinking about sound and listening, I want to get closer to what it felt like to live in the past.' This unusual book reveals fascinating changes in how we have understood our fellow human beings and the world around us. For although we might see ourselves inhabiting a visual world, our lives are shaped by our need to hear and be heard.
Categories: Music

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

16 P. Lowson, 6 Durham Light Infantry, IWM Sound Archive 12249. 17 David
Elliott, a stretcher-bearer in the Royal Armoured Medical Corps, IWM Sound
Archive 16706. 18 Major Toby Taylor sent me this account in 2002 ('Taylor's
Report').

Author: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141906164

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 557

* * * Special 75th Anniversary Edition * * * Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not been for the tenacity of the British soldiers who stayed behind to ensure they got away. Men like Sergeant Major Gus Jennings who died smothering a German stick bomb in the church at Esquelbecq in an effort to save his comrades, and Captain Marcus Ervine-Andrews VC who single-handedly held back a German attack on the Dunkirk perimeter thereby allowing the British line to form up behind him. Told to stand and fight to the last man, these brave few battalions fought in whatever manner they could to buy precious time for the evacuation. Outnumbered and outgunned, they launched spectacular and heroic attacks time and again, despite ferocious fighting and the knowledge that for many only capture or death would end their struggle. 'A searing story . . . both meticulous military history and a deeply moving testimony to the extraordinary personal bravery of individual soldiers' Tim Gardam, The Times 'Sebag-Montefiore tells [the story] with gusto, a remarkable attention to detail and an inexhaustible appetite for tracking down the evidence' Richard Ovary, Telegraph Hugh Sebag-Montefiore was a barrister before becoming a journalist and then an author. He wrote the best-selling Enigma: The Battle for the Code. One of his ancestors was evacuated from Dunkirk.
Categories: History

Scholarly Publication in a Changing Academic Landscape Models for Success

Scholarly Publication in a Changing Academic Landscape  Models for Success

Don found this to be such a rich area of inquiry that he spent the following
semester conducting further research on this subject in the very same archive.
Brandi Guined, an opera enthusiast, approached the Metropolitan Opera Sound
Archives ...

Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137410764

Category: Education

Page: 150

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More publication by contingent faculty, Guglielmo and Gaillet contend, enriches and deepens both the scholarly conversation and individual faculty's work as teacher-scholars. They provide a guide for scholars off the tenure track, addressing the publication process step by step and showing its compatibility with teaching-focused scholarship.
Categories: Education

Magazine Movements

Magazine Movements

Wessex Film and Sound Archive. Dressmaking item: From paper pattern to
fashion show with Anne Ladbury and 'Marshie'. © Wessex Film and Sound
Archive. The Houseparty set at Southern Television. © Wessex Film and Sound
Archive.

Author: Laurel Forster

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441106018

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 364

All women's magazines are not the same: content, outlook, and format combine to shape publications quite distinctively. While magazines in general have long been understood as a significant force in women's lives, many critiques have limited themselves to discussions of mainstream printed publications that engage with narrowly stereotypical representations of femininity. Looking at a range of women's magazines (Cooperative Correspondence Club and Housewife) and magazine programmes (Woman's Hour and Houseparty), Magazine Movements not only extends our definition of a magazine, but most importantly, unearths the connections between women's cultures, specific magazines and the implied reader. The author first outlines the existing field of magazine studies, and analyzes the methodologies employed in accessing and assessing the cultural competence of magazines. Each chapter then provides a case study of a different kind of magazine: different in media form or style of presentation or audience connection, or all three. Forster not only extends our definition of a magazine, but most importantly, unearths the connections between women's cultures, specific magazines and the implied reader. In this way, fresh insights are provided into the long-standing importance of the magazine to the variety of feminisms on offer in Britain, from the mid twentieth century to the present day.
Categories: Social Science

HMS Rodney

HMS Rodney

... Admiralty ship's history/S.5775. 6 Walton, IWM Sound Archive. 7 A similar
group was also assigned from HMS Nelson. 8 Walters, IWM Sound Archive. 9
Ibid. 10 Tim Moreman, British Commandos 1940 – 46. 11 Walters, IWM Sound
Archive.

Author: Iain Ballantyne

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783035069

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 356

The biography of a British battleship, from an author with “a facility for rendering nonfiction into a narrative as brisk and readable as a novel” (HistoryNet). The Second World War battleship HMS Rodney achieved lasting fame for her role in destroying the pride of Hitler’s navy, the mighty Bismarck, in a thrilling duel. The Rodney, carrying the largest guns ever mounted in a British warship, finally succeeded in turning her adversary into twisted metal and so removed a major threat to the Atlantic convoy routes so vital to the survival of the nation. This compelling book, from the acclaimed author of Killing the Bismarck, not only traces this mighty battleship’s career in detail, but describes the careers of all the ships carrying the name.
Categories: History

Oral History

Oral History

Interview with Martin Jay , tape reference C685 / 91 / 1 - 3 , British Library
National Sound Archive , transcript p 31 . 29 . Interview with Andrew Crookston ,
tape reference C685 / 44 / 1 - 2 , British Library National Sound Archive ,
transcript p 20 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068980559

Category: Oral history

Page:

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Categories: Oral history

Voices Against War

Voices Against War

Eyebrows have often been raised at the thought of the Imperial War Museum, of
all places, housing one of the largest sound archives of an anti-war movement in
the world, not least by those invited by the Museum to record their testimonies on
 ...

Author: Lyn Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781845969820

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 768

Based on nearly 200 personal testimonies from the Imperial War Museum's Collections, this landmark book tells the stories of those of those who participated in anti-war protest from the First World War 1914-18 to the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Voices Against War is a compelling, emotional and very moving human story, essential for understanding war in its entirety.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Preserving Digital Materials

Preserving Digital Materials

Case Study 1 examines digital storage at the National Film and Sound Archive
and illustrates the topics of media longevity (Chapter 3) and migration (Chapter 8
). PANDORA, the National Library of Australia's web archiving initiative, ...

Author: Douglas Ross Harvey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783598441080

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 947

This book provides a single-volume introduction to the principles, strategies and practices currently applied by librarians and record keepers to the preservation of digital information. Also included are case studies of practice from the library, record keeping, audiovisual archiving, data archiving and geospatial communities.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines