Singing the Classical Voicing the Modern

Singing the Classical  Voicing the Modern
Author: Amanda J. Weidman
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2006-07-18
ISBN 10: 9780822336204
ISBN 13: 0822336200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing the Classical Voicing the Modern Book Review:

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Singing the Classical Voicing the Modern

Singing the Classical  Voicing the Modern
Author: Amanda J. Weidman
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2006-06-27
ISBN 10: 0822388057
ISBN 13: 9780822388050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing the Classical Voicing the Modern Book Review:

While Karnatic music, a form of Indian music based on the melodic principle of raga and time cycles called tala, is known today as South India’s classical music, its status as “classical” is an early-twentieth-century construct, one that emerged in the crucible of colonial modernity, nationalist ideology, and South Indian regional politics. As Amanda J. Weidman demonstrates, in order for Karnatic music to be considered classical music, it needed to be modeled on Western classical music, with its system of notation, composers, compositions, conservatories, and concerts. At the same time, it needed to remain distinctively Indian. Weidman argues that these contradictory imperatives led to the emergence of a particular “politics of voice,” in which the voice came to stand for authenticity and Indianness. Combining ethnographic observation derived from her experience as a student and performer of South Indian music with close readings of archival materials, Weidman traces the emergence of this politics of voice through compelling analyses of the relationship between vocal sound and instrumental imitation, conventions of performance and staging, the status of women as performers, debates about language and music, and the relationship between oral tradition and technologies of printing and sound reproduction. Through her sustained exploration of the way “voice” is elaborated as a trope of modern subjectivity, national identity, and cultural authenticity, Weidman provides a model for thinking about the voice in anthropological and historical terms. In so doing, she shows that modernity is characterized as much by particular ideas about orality, aurality, and the voice as it is by regimes of visuality.

Singing Gandhi s India Music and Sonic Nationalism

Singing Gandhi s India   Music and Sonic Nationalism
Author: Lakshmi Subramanian
Publsiher: Roli Books Private Limited
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN 10: 819429598X
ISBN 13: 9788194295983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing Gandhi s India Music and Sonic Nationalism Book Review:

Here is the first ever and only detailed account of Gandhi and music in India. How politics and music interspersed with each other has been paid scanty, if not any, attention, let alone Gandhi’s role in it. Looking at prayer as politics, singing Gandhi’s India traces Gandhi’s relationship with music and nationalism. Uncovering his writings on music, ashram Bhajan practice, the Vande Mataram debate, Subramanian makes a case for a closer scrutiny of Gandhian oeuvre to map sonic politics in twentieth century India.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture
Author: Vasudha Dalmia,Rashmi Sadana
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 1139825461
ISBN 13: 9781139825467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture Book Review:

India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of literature, theatre, film, modern and popular art, music, television and food; it also explores in detail social divisions, customs, communications and daily life. In a series of engaging, erudite and occasionally moving essays the contributors, drawn from a variety of disciplines, examine not merely what constitutes modern Indian culture, but just how wide-ranging are the cultures that persist in the regions of India. This volume will help the reader understand the continuities and fissures within Indian culture and some of the conflicts arising from them. Throughout, what comes to the fore is the extraordinary richness and diversity of modern Indian culture.

Voicing Subjects

Voicing Subjects
Author: Laura Kunreuther
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN 10: 0520270681
ISBN 13: 9780520270688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voicing Subjects Book Review:

Voicing Subjects traces the relation between public speech and notions of personal interiority in Kathmandu. It explores two seemingly distinct formations of voice that have emerged in the midst of the country’s recent political and economic upheavals: a political voice associated with civic empowerment and collective agency, and an intimate voice associated with emotional proximity and authentic feeling. Both are produced and circulated through the media, especially through interactive technologies. The author argues that these two formations of voice are mutually constitutive and aligned with modern ideologies of democracy and neoliberal economic projects. This ethnography is set during an extraordinary period in Nepal’s history that has seen a relatively peaceful 1990 revolution that re-established democracy, a Maoist civil war, and the massacre of the royal family. These dramatic changes have been accompanied by the proliferation of intimate and political discourse in the expanding public sphere, making the figure of voice ever more critical to an understanding of emerging subjectivity, structural change and cultural mediation.

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics
Author: Randy Martin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN 10: 131756779X
ISBN 13: 9781317567790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics offers a thorough examination of the complex relationship between art and politics, and the many forms and approaches the engagement between them can take. The contributors - a diverse assembly of artists, activists, scholars from around the world – discuss and demonstrate ways of making art and politics legible and salient in the world. As such the 32 chapters in this volume reflect on performing and visual arts; music, film and new media; as well as covering social practice, community-based work, conceptual, interventionist and movement affiliated forms. The Companion is divided into four distinct parts: Conceptual Cartographies Institutional Materialities Modalities of Practice Making Publics Randy Martin has assembled a collection that ensures that readers will come away with a wider view of what can count as art and politics; where they might find it; and how it moves in the world. The diversity of perspectives is at once challenging and fortifying to those who might dismiss political art on the one hand as not making sufficient difference and on the other to those embracing it but seeking a means to elaborate the significance that it can make in the world. The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics brings together a range of issues and approaches and encourages critical and creative thinking about how art is produced, perceived, and received.

Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature

Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature
Author: Katherine O'Callaghan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN 10: 1351865889
ISBN 13: 9781351865883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature Book Review:

This volume explores the role of music as a source of inspiration and provocation for modernist writers. In its consideration of modernist literature within a broad political, postcolonial, and internationalist context, this book is an important intervention in the growing field of Words and Music studies. It expands the existing critical debate to include lesser-known writers alongside Joyce, Woolf, and Beckett, a wide-ranging definition of modernism, and the influence of contemporary music on modernist writers. From the rhythm of Tagore’s poetry to the influence of jazz improvisation, the tonality of traditional Irish music to the operas of Wagner, these essays reframe our sense of how music inspired Literary Modernism. Exploring the points at which the art forms of music and literature collide, repel, and combine, contributors draw on their deep musical knowledge to produce close readings of prose, poetry, and drama, confronting the concept of what makes writing "musical." In doing so, they uncover commonalities: modernist writers pursue simultaneity and polyphony, evolve the leitmotif for literary purposes, and adapt the formal innovations of twentieth-century music. The essays explore whether it is possible for literature to achieve that unity of form and subject which music enjoys, and whether literary texts can resist paraphrase, can be simply themselves. This book demonstrates how attention to the role of music in text in turn illuminates the manner in which we read literature.

New Mansions for Music

New Mansions for Music
Author: Lakshmi Subramanian
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9788187358343
ISBN 13: 8187358343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Mansions for Music Book Review:

Karnatik music is one of the most ancient, rigorous classical musical traditions of India. Tracing the changes this music underwent in the nineteenth century when it was brought out into the open from the exclusive environment where it was nurtured, this book looks at the three areas of this classical music, which were most influenced by this development: the pedagogy or the imparting of knowledge; performance; and criticism. Once the urban elite demanded the widening of the teaching of classical music, it had to leave the temple and the court and enter the universities and other public spaces This meant a breakdown of the gurushishya parampara, the severely-hierarchical and caste-based institution in which the teacher imparted knowledge to a chosen few, and allowed for the performance of Karnatik to a wider audience in concert halls, making it subject to validation and criticism by the newly emerging music critic.

Remapping Sound Studies

Remapping Sound Studies
Author: Gavin Steingo,Jim Sykes
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-04-05
ISBN 10: 1478002190
ISBN 13: 9781478002192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remapping Sound Studies Book Review:

The contributors to Remapping Sound Studies intervene in current trends and practices in sound studies by reorienting the field toward the global South. Attending to disparate aspects of sound in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Micronesia, and a Southern outpost in the global North, this volume broadens the scope of sound studies and challenges some of the field's central presuppositions. The contributors show how approaches to and uses of technology across the global South complicate narratives of technological modernity and how sound-making and listening in diverse global settings unsettle familiar binaries of sacred/secular, private/public, human/nonhuman, male/female, and nature/culture. Exploring a wide range of sonic phenomena and practices, from birdsong in the Marshall Islands to Zulu ululation, the contributors offer diverse ways to remap and decolonize modes of thinking about and listening to sound. Contributors Tripta Chandola, Michele Friedner, Louise Meintjes, Jairo Moreno, Ana María Ochoa Gautier, Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Jeff Roy, Jessica Schwartz, Shayna Silverstein, Gavin Steingo, Jim Sykes, Benjamin Tausig, Hervé Tchumkam

Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia

Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia
Author: Harald Fischer-Tiné,Maria Framke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN 10: 0429774699
ISBN 13: 9780429774690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia provides a comprehensive overview of the historiographical specialisation and sophistication of the history of colonialism in South Asia. It explores the classic works of earlier generations of historians and offers an introduction to the rapid and multifaceted development of historical research on colonial South Asia since the 1990s. Covering economic history, political history, and social history and offering insights from other disciplines and ‘turns’ within the mainstream of history, the handbook is structured in six parts: Overarching Themes and Debates The World of Economy and Labour Creating and Keeping Order: Science, Race, Religion, Law, and Education Environment and Space Culture, Media, and the Everyday Colonial South Asia in the World The editors have assembled a group of leading international scholars of South Asian history and related disciplines to introduce a broad readership into the respective subfields and research topics. Designed to serve as a comprehensive and nuanced yet readable introduction to the vast field of the history of colonialism in the Indian subcontinent, the handbook will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of South Asian history, imperial and colonial history, and global and world history.

Modernizing Composition

Modernizing Composition
Author: Garrett Field
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN 10: 0520967755
ISBN 13: 9780520967755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modernizing Composition Book Review:

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shifts focus from India’s relationship to the West to little-studied connections between Sri Lanka and North India.

The Voice as Something More

The Voice as Something More
Author: Martha Feldman,Judith T. Zeitlin
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 022665642X
ISBN 13: 9780226656427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Voice as Something More Book Review:

In the contemporary world, voices are caught up in fundamentally different realms of discourse, practice, and culture: between sounding and nonsounding, material and nonmaterial, literal and metaphorical. In The Voice as Something More, Martha Feldman and Judith T. Zeitlin tackle these paradoxes with a bold and rigorous collection of essays that look at voice as both object of desire and material object. Using Mladen Dolar’s influential A Voice and Nothing More as a reference point, The Voice as Something More reorients Dolar’s psychoanalytic analysis around the material dimensions of voices—their physicality and timbre, the fleshiness of their mechanisms, the veils that hide them, and the devices that enhance and distort them. Throughout, the essays put the body back in voice. Ending with a new essay by Dolar that offers reflections on these vocal aesthetics and paradoxes, this authoritative, multidisciplinary collection, ranging from Europe and the Americas to East Asia, from classics and music to film and literature, will serve as an essential entry point for scholars and students who are thinking toward materiality.

Brought to Life by the Voice

Brought to Life by the Voice
Author: Amanda Weidman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 0520377060
ISBN 13: 9780520377066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brought to Life by the Voice Book Review:

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. To produce the song sequences that are central to Indian popular cinema, singers' voices are first recorded in the studio and then played back on the set to be lip-synced and danced to by actors and actresses as the visuals are filmed. Since the 1950s, playback singers have become revered celebrities in their own right. Brought to Life by the Voice explores the distinctive aesthetics and affective power generated by this division of labor between onscreen body and offscreen voice in South Indian Tamil cinema. In Amanda Weidman's historical and ethnographic account, playback is not just a cinematic technique, but a powerful and ubiquitous element of aural public culture that has shaped the complex dynamics of postcolonial gendered subjectivity, politicized ethnolinguistic identity, and neoliberal transformation in South India.

Musicophilia in Mumbai

Musicophilia in Mumbai
Author: Tejaswini Niranjana
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-02-28
ISBN 10: 1478009195
ISBN 13: 9781478009191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musicophilia in Mumbai Book Review:

In Musicophilia in Mumbai Tejaswini Niranjana traces the place of Hindustani classical music in Mumbai throughout the long twentieth century as the city moved from being a seat of British colonial power to a vibrant postcolonial metropolis. Drawing on historical archives, newspapers, oral histories, and interviews with musicians, critics, students, and instrument makers as well as her own personal experiences as a student of Hindustani classical music, Niranjana shows how the widespread love of music throughout the city created a culture of collective listening that brought together people of diverse social and linguistic backgrounds. This culture produced modern subjects Niranjana calls musicophiliacs, whose subjectivity was grounded in a social rather than an individualistic context. By attending concerts, learning instruments, and performing at home and in various urban environments, musicophiliacs embodied forms of modernity that were distinct from those found in the West. In tracing the relationship between musical practices and the formation of the social subject, Niranjana opens up new ways to think about urbanity, subjectivity, culture, and multiple modernities.

Modernity s Classics

Modernity s Classics
Author: Sarah C. Humphreys,Rudolf G Wagner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN 10: 3642330711
ISBN 13: 9783642330711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modernity s Classics Book Review:

This book presents critical studies of modern reconfigurations of conceptions of the past, of the 'classical', and of national heritage. Its scope is global (China, India, Egypt, Iran, Judaism, the Greco-Roman world) and inter-disciplinary (textual philology, history of art and architecture, philosophy, gardening). Its emphasis is on the complexity of the modernization process and of reactions to it: ideas and technologies travelled from India to Iran and from Japan to China, while reactions show tensions between museumization and the recreation of 'presence'. It challenges readers to rethink the assumptions of the disciplines in which they were trained

Excursions in World Music Seventh Edition

Excursions in World Music  Seventh Edition
Author: Bruno Nettl,Timothy Rommen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN 10: 1317213750
ISBN 13: 9781317213758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excursions in World Music Seventh Edition Book Review:

Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to world music, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of and, because of, this very diversity. The new seventh edition introduces five brand new chapters, including chapters by three new contributors on the Middle East, South Asia, and Korea, as well as a new chapter on Latin America along with a new introduction written by Timothy Rommen. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics. Excursions in World Music remains a favorite among ethnomusicologists who want students to explore the in-depth knowledge and scholarship that animates regional studies of world music. A companion website is available at no additional charge. For instructors, there is a new test bank and instructor's manual. Numerous student resources are posted, including streamed audio tracks for most of the listening guides, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and an interactive map with pinpoints of interest and activities. An ancillary package of a 3-CD set of audio tracks is available for separate purchase. PURCHASING OPTIONS Paperback: 9781138101463 Hardback: 9781138688568 eBook and mp3 file: 9781315619378* Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666443 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666436 Audio CD: 9781138688032 *See VitalSource.com for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)

Tamil

Tamil
Author: David Shulman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 0674974654
ISBN 13: 9780674974654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tamil Book Review:

Spoken by eighty million people, Tamil is one of the great world languages, and one of the few ancient languages that survives as a mother tongue. David Shulman presents a comprehensive cultural history of Tamil, emphasizing how its speakers and poets have understood the unique features of their language over its long history.

The Politics of Musical Time

The Politics of Musical Time
Author: Eben Graves
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN 10: 0253064406
ISBN 13: 9780253064400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Musical Time Book Review:

How do the temporal features of sacred music affect social life in South Asia? Due to new time constraints in commercial contexts, devotional musicians in Bengal have adapted longstanding features of musical time linked with religious practice to promote their own musical careers. The Politics of Musical Time traces a lineage of singers performing a Hindu devotional song known as kīrtan in the Bengal region of India over the past century to demonstrate the shifting meanings and practices of devotional performance. Focusing on padābalī kīrtan, a type of devotional sung poetry that uses long-duration forms and combines song and storytelling, Eben Graves examines how expressions of religious affect and political belonging linked with the genre become strained in contemporary, shortened performance time frames. To illustrate the political economy of performance in South Asia, Graves also explores how religious performances and texts interact with issues of nationalism, gender, and economic exchange. Combining ethnography, history, and performance analysis, including videos from the author's fieldwork, The Politics of Musical Time reveals how ideas about the sacred and the modern have been expressed and contested through features of musical time found in devotional performance.

Sensing Sound

Sensing Sound
Author: Nina Sun Eidsheim
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-18
ISBN 10: 0822374692
ISBN 13: 9780822374695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensing Sound Book Review:

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 sound, music, and listening are dynamic and contextually dependent, rather than being fixed, knowable, and constant. 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 an a 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 manifested 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.

Music Modernity and Publicness in India

Music  Modernity  and Publicness in India
Author: Tejaswi Niranjana
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 0190990201
ISBN 13: 9780190990206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Modernity and Publicness in India Book Review:

With the onset of modernity in twentieth-century India, new social arrangements gave rise to new forms of music-making. The musicians were no longer performing exclusively in the princely courts or in the private homes of the wealthy. Not only did the act of listening to and appreciating music change, it became an important feature of public life, thus influencing how modernity shaped itself. This volume attempts to study the connections between music and the creation of new ideas of publicness during the early twentieth century. How was music labelled as folk or classical? How did music come to play such a catalytic role in forming identities of nationhood, politics, or ethnicity? And how did twentieth-century technologies of sound reproduction and commercial marketing contribute to changing notions of cultural distinction? Exploring these interdisciplinary questions across multiple languages, regions, and musical genres, the essays provide fresh perspectives on the history of musicians and migration in colonial India, the formation of modern spaces of performance, and the articulation of national as well as nationalist traditions.