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Norman Corwin's The Lonesome Train (Decca Recording) 1944, David K. Dunaway 2014 San Francisco State University, University of New Mexico

Norman Corwin's The Lonesome Train (Decca Recording) 1944, David K. Dunaway

RadioDoc Review

The Lonesome Train, the cantata for radio with words by Millard Lampell, music by Earl Robinson, and directed by Norman Corwin, probably originated in a dilapidated brownstone on lower Sixth Avenue in Manhattan: The Almanac House, a radical commune for music organisers in Greenwich Village, including Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Corwin is widely regarded as a guru of thoughtful radio producers, a poet-laureate of radio. From 1936, when he helped create WQXR-FM in New York City (later, voice of the New York Times) to his death 75 years later, Norman Corwin managed to be simultaneously commercial, popular, and experimental ...


Norman Corwin's The Lonesome Train (Live Broadcast) Cbs 1944: A Critical Reflection, Tim Crook 2014 Birmingham City University, Goldsmiths, University of London

Norman Corwin's The Lonesome Train (Live Broadcast) Cbs 1944: A Critical Reflection, Tim Crook

RadioDoc Review

The Lonesome Train was a commercial half-hour ‘ballad opera’ or folk cantata, transmitted in 1944, about the funeral train bearing President Abraham Lincoln’s body home after his assassination in the Ford Theatre of Washington D.C. in 1865. This became culturally resonant in 1945 on the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, when the Decca recording of the show became a sort of ‘media requiem’, played over and over again on US radio stations. The live production, directed by Norman Corwin, is a hybrid between drama and documentary, but goes further with its use of music and poetry… perhaps ...


Poetry, Texas: A Critical Reflection, Kyla Brettle 2014 RMIT, Melbourne

Poetry, Texas: A Critical Reflection, Kyla Brettle

RadioDoc Review

Poetry, Texas is a lyrical work in which an ensemble of voices, snatches of actuality and compelling narration is woven into a meditation on a fading way of life and beauty within the ordinary. It's a piece in which style and substance figure as enamoured equals engaged in a delightful dance. Malinovski's journey into the heart of the Texan town of Poetry is the central narrative frame of this work. An ensemble cast of fourteen characters including a cowboy called Rooster, Don Strictland, the undeclared mayor of Poetry, schoolchildren, various religious leaders and the local historian gives voice ...


Poetry, Texas: Review 1, Seán Street 2014 Bournemouth University

Poetry, Texas: Review 1, Seán Street

RadioDoc Review

Documentaries and features are about stories, but although they share much common ground, they often occupy very different worlds. In many radio cultures a documentary is a journalistic framework for seeking answers to questions, whereas a feature may often be an impressionistic hybrid that can contain drama, music and poetry, moving often towards not necessarily answers, but more questions. A documentary CAN be a feature, when it documents the maker's journey as they seek a way through their subject, asking questions of themselves as much as their chosen story, often through evocation rather than exposition. Poetry, Texas is just ...


Eating Out: Food And Sex, Cannibalism And Prostitution: An Analysis Of Sex And Eating As Parallel Methods Of Consumption In Film, Rose M. Jimenez 2014 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Eating Out: Food And Sex, Cannibalism And Prostitution: An Analysis Of Sex And Eating As Parallel Methods Of Consumption In Film, Rose M. Jimenez

Graduate Student Publications and Research

This piece analyzes aspects of the parallel framing of sexuality and food throughout 20th and 21st century film. It is a rare analysis of film naturalism with common themes that include the comparison of the body, especially the female body, to meat and other food, and ideas of prostitution and cannibalism as methods of consumption of the human body. Films span over 100 years of cinema, from mainstream blockbuster films to underground international film.


End User, Rufus Alexander Paisley 2014 Bard College

End User, Rufus Alexander Paisley

Senior Projects Spring 2014

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Mixing It Up With Peter Mokran, Sound Engineer, 2014 DePaul University

Mixing It Up With Peter Mokran, Sound Engineer

DePaul Magazine

Peter Mokran (MUS '90) is one of the music industry's most sought-after sound mixers, engineers and producers because he understands what it takes to make a great record. He didn't realize there was a career in mixing, but he learned his craft at the DePaul School of Music sound recording technology program.


Improving Simulations Of Sonic Booms Heard Indoors And Outdoors And Explore How The Sound Characteristics Affect Annoyance, Yingxiang Jiang, Patricia Davies 2013 Purdue University

Improving Simulations Of Sonic Booms Heard Indoors And Outdoors And Explore How The Sound Characteristics Affect Annoyance, Yingxiang Jiang, Patricia Davies

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Supersonic flights can greatly shorten the flight time in the world and provide convenience for people all over the world. However, commercial supersonic flights over US territories are banned by Federal Aviation Administration in 1973 due to the intolerably loud noise of sonic booms. Recently, a few demonstrator aircraft have been built that produce much quieter booms. To determine whether the new boom is acceptable, many laboratory researchers are using simulated sonic boom signals for subjective test because the method is easy and cost-efficient, whereas it might not have enough fidelity to address the effect of the original one. In ...


Marketing In A Multimedia Era, Jamie Armstrong 2013 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Marketing In A Multimedia Era, Jamie Armstrong

Music

No abstract provided.


Isomorphic Midi Controller, Jay Wyatt 2013 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Isomorphic Midi Controller, Jay Wyatt

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

No abstract provided.


Overtone Analysis Of A Holtkamp Organ Using Fourier Methods, Mario Harper, David Berg 2013 Utah State University

Overtone Analysis Of A Holtkamp Organ Using Fourier Methods, Mario Harper, David Berg

Mario Yuuji Harper

This research is a study of the similarities and differences of the four sound families (principal, flute, reed, and string) of the organ, specifically, we used the organ located in the Kent Hall at USU. This experiment focuses on the mechanics of the organ, turning sound into mathematical signals, and performing Fourier analysis using computer methods. We conclude that a certain family of pipes (flute pipe family) had the most similarities to the “natural” series while the reed family was the most variant. We show the steps taken in our experiment and attempt to explain the variance and correlation of ...


Overtone Analysis Of A Holtkamp Organ Using Fourier Methods, Mario Harper, David Berg 2013 Utah State University

Overtone Analysis Of A Holtkamp Organ Using Fourier Methods, Mario Harper, David Berg

Student Showcase

This research is a study of the similarities and differences of the four sound families (principal, flute, reed, and string) of the organ, specifically, we used the organ located in the Kent Hall at USU. This experiment focuses on the mechanics of the organ, turning sound into mathematical signals, and performing Fourier analysis using computer methods. We conclude that a certain family of pipes (flute pipe family) had the most similarities to the “natural” series while the reed family was the most variant. We show the steps taken in our experiment and attempt to explain the variance and correlation of ...


Sleep Frequency, Rebecca M. Wagner 2013 Bard College

Sleep Frequency, Rebecca M. Wagner

Senior Projects Fall 2013

I have three main interests as a sound artist. They are 1) field recordings 2) the physics of a sound wave and 3) how sound resonates within, around, by, and through us. My library of sounds is comprised entirely on my own field recordings, collected since I was 13 from several countries. Although my first recordings were captured long before I had ever heard the term musique concrete, I consider myself a contemporary musique concrete artist, making electronic music composed of natural sounds, altered, edited, or distorted, then translated to the ears through creative means.

In my moderation show last ...


Malcolm Chisholm: An Evaluation Of Traditional Audio Engineering, Paul Linden 2013 Butler University

Malcolm Chisholm: An Evaluation Of Traditional Audio Engineering, Paul Linden

Scholarship and Professional Work - Communication

The career of longtime Chicago area audio engineer and notable Chess Records session recorder Malcolm Chisholm (1929-2003) serves as a window for assessing the stakes of technological and cultural developments around the birth of Rock & Roll. Chisholm stands within the traditional art-versus-commerce debate as an example of the post-World War II craftsman ethos marginalized by an incoming, corporate-determined paradigm. Contextual maps locate Chisholm’s style and environment of audio production as well as his impact within the rebranding of electrified Blues music into mainstream genres like Rock music. Interviews of former students and professional associates provide first-hand accounts of core ...


The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, Christopher DeLaurenti 2013 College of William and Mary

The Flap-O-Phone, A Site-Specific Turntable, Christopher Delaurenti

Articles

This article gives an overview of the author's site specific turntable, the flapophone. Supplemental attached files include images, audio, and video of the flapophone being played by the author.


Video Production Guide: A Manual On Video Production Custom Made For Laes, Andrew Mai 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Video Production Guide: A Manual On Video Production Custom Made For Laes, Andrew Mai

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

A guide in video production using the Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program’s main work space, also known as the Expressive Technologies Workshop. Includes a detailed instructional on video production from camera rentals to basic shooting to editing and distribution. Also introduces other tools in the workshop related to video production such as audio production tools and projection mapping.


Exploration Of Physical Computing: Digital Interfaces Using Microsoft Kinect And Peggy 2 Led Matrix, Jeffrey Franklin 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Exploration Of Physical Computing: Digital Interfaces Using Microsoft Kinect And Peggy 2 Led Matrix, Jeffrey Franklin

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

Physical computing, or more specifically social immersive media, is an offshoot of New Media that incorporates interactive physical systems (software/hardware systems) to sense and respond to the analog world. This serves as a creative framework for understanding our own relationship to the digital world. In this project, computer vision is incorporated as a medium between both input and output through the use of two cameras, a typical webcam and a Microsoft Kinect. For the first part of the project, a webcam streams visual data into a computer program which interpolates the video data into a 25x25 virtual dot matrix ...


The Quickiecomposer Android Application, Brigit Elizabeth Hawley 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Quickiecomposer Android Application, Brigit Elizabeth Hawley

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

The QuickieComposer application is a program intended for use on Android Devices. Designed for the composer on the go, the QuickieComposer app is perfect for those “in the moment” compositions. In the following document, the functionality and development of the first version of the QuickieComposer application is explained.


Mashups: Supporting Music Communities @ Your Library, Michelle H. Brannen, Matthew R. Jordan, Allison Sharp, Margaret A. Roberts, Herbert H. Hobson 2012 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Mashups: Supporting Music Communities @ Your Library, Michelle H. Brannen, Matthew R. Jordan, Allison Sharp, Margaret A. Roberts, Herbert H. Hobson

Black Issues Conference

The library isn’t just a study space. It’s a clearinghouse for resources to support professional, academic, and personal goals. Using music as a topic, this presentation highlights the broad range of tools available to students with an interest in music including recording equipment, multimedia support, databases, and circulating materials. Participants will learn how to create their own music with tools provided by the university, and how to use various technologies to access music and information about music while on the go.


What Studios Do, Eliot Bates 2012 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

What Studios Do, Eliot Bates

Publications and Research

This essay is focused around a seemingly simple question – what do recording studios do? First, a clarification. I am not primarily asking “what are studios” or “what do people do in studios,” two comparatively straightforward questions that are tangentially addressed in academic and trade writing. Rather, I wish to consider some of the ways in which the studio itself shapes the kinds of social and musical performances and interactions that transpire within. I contend that studios must be understood simultaneously as acoustic environments, as meeting places, as container technologies, as a system of constraints on vision, sound and mobility, and ...


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