Filed under book | Tags: · africa, african american culture, black people, blackness, ethnomusicology, gender, hip hop, identity, immigration, music, race, rap, soviet union, uganda, ukraine
“In Hip Hop Ukraine, we enter a world of urban music and dance competitions, hip hop parties, and recording studio culture to explore unique sites of interracial encounters among African students, African immigrants, and local populations in eastern Ukraine. Adriana N. Helbig combines ethnographic research with music, media, and policy analysis to examine how localized forms of hip hop create social and political spaces where an interracial youth culture can speak to issues of human rights and racial equality. She maps the complex trajectories of musical influence—African, Soviet, American—to show how hip hop has become a site of social protest in post-socialist society and a vehicle for social change.”
Publisher Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 2014
ISBN 9780253012043, 025301204X
Interview with author: Amanda Jeanne Swain (New Books Network, 2014, podcast).
Reviews: Kevin C. Holt (Current Musicology, 2014), Michael C. Thornton (Slavonic and East European Review, 2015), Mark Alan Rhodes II (Social & Cultural Geography, 2015), Anna Oldfield (Popular Music and Society, 2015), Tony Mitchell (Slavic Review, 2016), Kendra Salois (Ethnomusicology, 2017).
Filed under book | Tags: · acoustics, composition, electroacoustic music, interview, music, music theory, tape music
“The music of the Greek-born composer, Iannis Xenakis, has been called brutal and violent. He first studied as an architect, but then turned to composition and put to musical use his knowledge of higher mathematics. In these conversations conducted between 1980 and 1989 he talks about his life and music.”
Publisher Faber and Faber, London, 1996
ISBN 0571179592, 9780571179596
Review: Mihu Iliescu (Computer Music Journal, 2000).Comment (0)
Filed under journal | Tags: · music, musical instruments
A special issue of the journal of the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique (IRCAM) based at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
Edited by Peter Szendy
Publisher Editions Ircam/Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, August 1995
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