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Routledge Research in Music

About the Series

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering music performance, theory, and culture alongside topics such as gender, race, ecology, film, religion, politics, and science, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall

Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall

1st Edition

Edited By James Wierzbicki
February 18, 2019

Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall is a collection of fifteen essays dealing with ‘iconic’ film composers who, perhaps to the surprise of many fans of film music, nevertheless maintained lifelong careers as composers for the concert hall. Featured composers include Erich Wolfgang ...

Burma, Kipling and Western Music The Riff from Mandalay

Burma, Kipling and Western Music: The Riff from Mandalay

1st Edition

By Andrew Selth
February 07, 2019

For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular...

Music Video After MTV Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music

Music Video After MTV: Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music

1st Edition

By Mathias Bonde Korsgaard
February 07, 2019

Since the 1980s, music videos have been everywhere, and today almost all of the most-viewed clips on YouTube are music videos. However, in academia, music videos do not currently share this popularity. Music Video After MTV gives music video its due academic credit by exploring the changing ...

Music, Time, and Its Other Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity

Music, Time, and Its Other: Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity

1st Edition

By Roger W. H. Savage
February 07, 2019

Music, Time, and Its Other explores the relation between the enigmatic character of our temporal experiences and music’s affective power. By taking account of competing concepts of time, Savage explains how music refigures dimensions of our experiences through staking out the borderlines between ...

Preserving Popular Music Heritage Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together

Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Baker
February 07, 2019

There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage ...

Global Percussion Innovations The Australian Perspective

Global Percussion Innovations: The Australian Perspective

1st Edition

By Louise Devenish
August 08, 2018

First emerging in North America and Europe in the late 1920s, contemporary percussion practices have transitioned from the fringes of contemporary music to the forefront over the past 90 years. In the 1960s contemporary percussion practices reached Australian shores and a new generation of ...

Live Electronic Music Composition, Performance, Study

Live Electronic Music: Composition, Performance, Study

1st Edition

Edited By Friedemann Sallis, Valentina Bertolani, Jan Burle, Laura Zattra
November 14, 2017

During the twentieth century, electronic technology enabled the explosive development of new tools for the production, performance, dissemination and conservation of music. The era of the mechanical reproduction of music has, rather ironically, opened up new perspectives, which have contributed to ...

Community Custodians of Popular Music's Past A DIY Approach to Heritage

Community Custodians of Popular Music's Past: A DIY Approach to Heritage

1st Edition

By Sarah Baker
October 03, 2017

This book examines do-it-yourself (DIY) approaches to the collection, preservation, and display of popular music heritage being undertaken by volunteers in community archives, museums and halls of fame globally. DIY institutions of popular music heritage are much more than ‘unofficial’ versions of ...

Current Directions in Ecomusicology Music, Culture, Nature

Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature

1st Edition

Edited By Aaron S. Allen, Kevin Dawe
June 30, 2017

AWARD WINNER OF THE 2018 SOCIETY OF ETHNOMUSICLOGY ELLEN KOSKOFF PRIZE This volume is the first sustained examination of the complex perspectives that comprise ecomusicology—the study of the intersections of music/sound, culture/society, and nature/environment. Twenty-two authors provide a range of...

Liveness in Modern Music Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance

Liveness in Modern Music: Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance

1st Edition

By Paul Sanden
May 24, 2017

This study investigates the idea and practice of liveness in modern music. Understanding what makes music live in an ever-changing musical and technological terrain is one of the more complex and timely challenges facing scholars of current music, where liveness is typically understood to represent...

Vocal Music and Contemporary Identities Unlimited Voices in East Asia and the West

Vocal Music and Contemporary Identities: Unlimited Voices in East Asia and the West

1st Edition

Edited By Christian Utz, Frederick Lau
May 24, 2017

Looking at musical globalization and vocal music, this collection of essays studies the complex relationship between the human voice and cultural identity in 20th- and 21st-century music in both East Asian and Western music. The authors approach musical meaning in specific case studies against the ...

Masculinity in Opera

Masculinity in Opera

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Purvis
February 07, 2017

This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological studies since the late 1980s, and masculinity has...

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