A timely analysis of musical evolution at a moment when many practitioners have become fixated on the past and thinkers have found themselves unable to locate possible futures.
Steve Goodman,author of Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear
In the last few decades, new technologies have brought composers and listeners to the brink of an era of limitless musical possibility. They stand before a vast ocean of creative potential, in which any sounds imaginable can be synthesised and pieced together into radical new styles and forms of music-making. But are musicians taking advantage of this potential? How could we go about creating and listening to new music, and why should we?
Bringing the ideas of twentieth-century avant-garde composers Arnold Schoenberg and John Cage to their ultimate conclusion, Infinite Music proposes a system for imagining music based on its capacity for variation, redefining musical modernism and music itself in the process. By detailing not just how music is composed but crucially how its perceived, Infinite Music maps the future of music and the many paths towards it.
An explosive unique crucial book tackling the issues of Jewish Identity Politics and ideology and their global influence.
This book ponders the fate of the movies in a world of digital media, globalization, and massive financial flows.
What you won't have got in the televised debates, party manifestos, campaign trail propaganda and media coverage, portaining to Cameron the cipher and the social forces he represents.
If the Sex Pistols and The Clash represented punk's sacred, then The Stranglers were its profane. Strangled sets out to explain why discussion of this most taboo of bands has for so long been silenced-a collective cultural Omerta.
An imagined retrospective of apocalyptic art
Melancology addresses Black Metal as a form of environmental writing and provides a provocative contribution to debates on ecology.
Thrilling reportage from raves, riots and rebellions documents how rebels with a cause use music as a force for change.
The neglected story of how Texan musicians pioneered and explored psychedelic rock, and the too-high price they often paid.
Declares the relationship between sound art and music “colloquial”: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries.
Paul J. Ennis
This collection brings together seven emerging post-continental philosophers offering a rare insight into the closeted world of academic philosophy.