Quotations Like The Sharpest Claws, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Quotations Like The Sharpest Claws, Johanna Robinson
Theses and Dissertations
Quotations like the Sharpest Claws describes a multimedia installation composed of paintings and sound that explores the theory of cognitive dissonance, a controversial psychological model that attempts to explain how we deal with inconsistency in incompatible beliefs. Imagination is given primacy as a source for truth-seeking and world-building. The uncanny and surreal are used as entry points into this topic.
The title is derived from a description of Eileen Myles’ poetry I once read in an anonymous review. Their writing was described as beyond poetry in a way that it could only be described as such when surrounded by “quotations ...
Laminated Paint, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Laminated Paint, Travis R. Austin
Theses and Dissertations
Though we may not perceive it, we are surrounded by material-in-flux. Inert materials degrade and the events that comprise our natural and social environments causally thread into a duration that unifies us in our incomprehension. Sounds reveal ever-present vibrations of the landscape: expressions of the flexuous ground on which we stand.
Good Game, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
Good Game, Greyory Blake
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say ...
Bowraville And Phoebe's Fall: Award-Winning Australian Podcasts From The Media Formerly Known As Print, 2017 formerly Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Bowraville And Phoebe's Fall: Award-Winning Australian Podcasts From The Media Formerly Known As Print, Wendy Carlisle
Digital technology has democratised the audio storytelling space in a quite profound way. This article compares two major podcast investigations produced by established Australian newspaper mastheads: Bowraville by The Australian, and Phoebe’s Fall by The Age. Bowraville examines the unsolved murders of three Aboriginal children in the 1990s – all of whom came from the same small town. Phoebe’s Fall investigates the bizarre death in a garbage chute of a luxury Melbourne apartment building of 24-year-old Phoebe Handsjuk and her troubled relationship with her much older boyfriend.
In depicting what have been described as the three essential ingredients of ...
The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, 2017 University of New Orleans
The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, William M. Fisk
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
What is comedy? Can someone learn to be funny? Are there rules or guidelines for the production of laughter, the universal language? This paper, which outlines an investigation of successful comedians and the production of a short film, determines to aggregate as many of the relevant prerequisites of inducing giggles as possible, especially as they relate to the audiovisual medium of cinema.
La Revolte Des Prostituées/The Sex Workers Revolt: A Dual Analysis, 2017 formerly Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
La Revolte Des Prostituées/The Sex Workers Revolt: A Dual Analysis, Sean Prpick, Maud Beaulieu
This documentary chronicles how hundreds of French sex workers went on strike in 1975 and occupied five Catholic churches to protest against police abuse and government closure of their workplace. Forty years on, Australian producer, academic and sex worker rights researcher Eurydice Aroney revisits the Lyon cathedral occupied by the women with the full blessing of its cleric, Père Blanc, now ninety years old. Interviews with Blanc and some of the original sex worker protesters are interwoven with archival material to make a compelling audio story, selected as a finalist for the UK In The Dark award (2015).
This work ...
‘Swansong’ And ‘ Losing Yourself’: Meditations On Life, Death And The Liminal, 2017 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
‘Swansong’ And ‘ Losing Yourself’: Meditations On Life, Death And The Liminal, Cristal Duhaime
This article considers two very personal audio documentaries that reflect on love and identity via the liminal space between life and death. Swansong, by award-winning UK radio producer Hana Walker-Brown, is set in a hospital, as Hana and her father bear witness to her grandmother’s dying and celebrate her joyful life. Losing Yourself, by US producer Ibby Caputo, is a revelatory account of dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Swansong is a picture of a person fondly remembered but Hana elevates it beyond eulogy into a multi-layered meditation. Her grandmother Joan’s voice flutters in and out of ethereal recreations ...
Intrigue: Murder In The Lucky Holiday Hotel – A Greek Tragedy In China, 2017 Chartbeat; formerly Harvard Berkman Fellow
Intrigue: Murder In The Lucky Holiday Hotel – A Greek Tragedy In China, Sonya Song
Following the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping has rendered himself the omnipotent ruler of one fifth of the world’s population. Xi has defeated his political rivals with no mercy; among them was a rising political star, Bo Xilai, who was shot down in 2012 and is now in prison. Bo has been nearly forgotten – until early this year when his dramatic life and political battle were revived by Carrie Gracie with her brilliant BBC podcast series, Intrigue: Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel.
Although as a Chinese native I followed fairly closely ...
Intrigue: Murder In The Lucky Holiday Hotel – A Chinese House Of Cards Meets Agatha Christie., 2017 Al Jazeera Asia Pacific
Intrigue: Murder In The Lucky Holiday Hotel – A Chinese House Of Cards Meets Agatha Christie., Drew Ambrose
Intrigue: Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel is a podcast that is Agatha Christie meets House of Cards with an Oriental twist. It tells the story of the downfall of Bo Xilai, a once powerful and charismatic politician, who could have eclipsed current President Xi Jingping as a future leader of China if the cards fell his way. Despite the challenges of reporting in China, BBC China Editor Carrie Gracie is able to explain with clarity the tale of money, sex and power than unravelled Bo Xilai.
Gracie guides us through her five-part series with clear knowledge of her beat ...
Leftist Militant Songs And War Of Position In Lebanon (1975-1977), 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Leftist Militant Songs And War Of Position In Lebanon (1975-1977), Mohamad J. Hodeib
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This essay looks at the emergence of a generation of leftist militant songwriters against the backdrop of a revolutionary moment that influenced political and cultural landscapes in Beirut during the 1970s. After the Arab military defeat against Israel in 1967, the conjuncture of the Lebanese and Palestinian revolutionary movements in Lebanon fostered a revolutionary moment that manifested itself on different levels, including art and cultural expression. I look at the development of leftist militant songs, a genre, attitude, and approach to song production and performance that came to be at the intersection of radical theatre, poetry, and music. Productions by ...
Aku Kadogo Talks About "Salt City, A Techno-Choreo Poem", 2017 Spelman College
Aku Kadogo Talks About "Salt City, A Techno-Choreo Poem", Zari Mcfadden, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Aku Kadogo
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
Jessica Care Moore (poet) and Aku Kadogo (choreographer, Spelman College) have developed a techno-choreopoem entitled Salt City. The work celebrates Black culture in Detroit: “the African-American presence in the city … [and] techno-music that was pioneered by African-American men straight out of the Detroit Metropolitan Area” (McFadden and Kadogo 2017). Kadogo was a founding member of the cast of Shange’s For Colored Girls and has worked in the genre for forty years.
Uzee Brown And His Society Of Choraliers, 2017 Morehouse College
Uzee Brown And His Society Of Choraliers, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Uzee Brown Jr.
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
Uzee Brown, Professor and Chair of the Morehouse College Department of Music, talks about growing up in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Once he came to Morehouse, Prof. Wendell P. Whalum encouraged him to pursue research on the oral traditions of South Carolina and he saw the folk music he grew up with in a new light. This has culminated in a collection of rare spirituals which he has arranged and recorded with his choir, the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers.
Editorial: Podcasting As The New Space For Crafted Audio, 2017 University of Wollongong
Editorial: Podcasting As The New Space For Crafted Audio, Siobhan Mchugh
Reimagining The Collective: Black Popular Music And Recording Studio Innovation, 1970-1990, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Reimagining The Collective: Black Popular Music And Recording Studio Innovation, 1970-1990, Will Fulton
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This dissertation examines developments in the production practices of black popular music in the recording studio from 1970 to 1990. The year 1970 marked a transition in the recording practice of popular music that had a distinct impact on styles marketed as R&B, soul, and funk. Multitracking in the 1950s and 1960s had paved the way for a transformed production process, one initiated by Les Paul’s and Sidney Bechet’s overdubbing experiments in the 1940s. The collective sound of instrumentalists and vocalists heard on records no longer resulted from live-to-tape recordings of group performances, but was increasingly the product of constructed representations, as separate layered events were cut to multitrack tape.
When mixed together, these overdubbed tracks presented the listener with the impression of collective, interactive performances. Features central to the ethos of R&B music making – vocals in call and response, instruments in apparent rhythmic dialogues, and funky syncopation usually resulting from interactive group dynamism – were increasingly the product of the technologically mediated process of overdubbing, and performed often by one musician singing all of the parts or layering several instruments. By 1990, in part due to the popularity of newly developed drum machines, MIDI sequencers, samplers, and digital synthesizers, to record collectively in R&B-based black popular music was the exception rather than the norm.
This study considers new practices of record production that developed in this era of multitrack recording and electronic experimentation through an examination of four case studies: Stevie Wonder’s recordings in the early 1970s; Prince’s recordings from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s; Michael Jackson’s composition and recording process from this same period; and the mid-to-late 1980s sampling and sequencing processes of Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad production collective. The producers of these recordings, well aware of the collective ethos of earlier black music styles, conceived imaginative ways ...
Looking Through The Glass: An Album Of Original Music And Accompanying Artist Book, 2017 Lawrence University
Looking Through The Glass: An Album Of Original Music And Accompanying Artist Book, Sam Genualdi
Lawrence University Honors Projects
“Looking Through the Glass” is a 12 track, 38-minute long album of original songs accompanied by a hand-bound artist book. The book houses the CD as a well as an accordion-structure text block of original prints. The content and form of the work draw upon the experiences of the author to create a unique and personal take on memory as a human experience. Sam Genualdi composed and produced all of the music as well as created all of the art.
Absence Is Presence With Distance, 2017 CUNY Hunter College
Absence Is Presence With Distance, James Bayard
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
Prompting obvious considerations for freedom and nationalism, language and race, time, and decay, the work asks not only what it means to be an American today, but also, more broadly, what it means to be human—to breathe and act, to live and die.
Creative Outlets Empowering At-Risk Youth: Cultural Expressions Through Recording Technology And Multimedia Productions, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay
Creative Outlets Empowering At-Risk Youth: Cultural Expressions Through Recording Technology And Multimedia Productions, Gregory Jeffery
Capstone Projects and Master's Theses
At-risk youth are empowered through various creative forms of recorded media. Today's market has a wide range of recording technology products lower-end consumer gear to the high-end commercial gear. These products becomes the tools making music more accessible to the low-income urban communities. At-risk youth are able to participate in ways now that many did before them. The facilities of centers such as RYSE in Richmond, Ca reach out to at-risk youth offering programs for recording technology, multimedia arts, and video production as well as a multitude of resources for educational, career, and health services. Cultural expressions through recording ...
An Exploration Of Recording And The Music Business, 2017 Bowling Green State University
An Exploration Of Recording And The Music Business, Erika Nalow
A creative project focused on the ability of an independent musical artist to compose, arrange, record, produce, mix, master, market, and promote their own musical composition.
The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, 2017 North-Western University, Chicago
The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, Neil Verma
This article examines what the relationship between audio drama and radio drama might illuminate about both forms. Drawing on some 40 podcasts and other audio forms that take a serial structure, I explore the rise of audio drama podcasts since 2015 and situate them in both a more recent historical context since the late 1990s and in a broader history stretching back to the first Golden Age of radio. By listening closely to key works on Serendipity, Homecoming and other podcasts, I argue that contemporary audio has profound potential to change both how we listen and how we relate to ...
Sound Design And Engineering Of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 2017 Stephen F Austin State University
Sound Design And Engineering Of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Devin Bruton, Skyler Moore, Bruce Moran, Katy Morton
Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.