9780190868208-0190868201-Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde (The New Cultural History of Music Series)

Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde (The New Cultural History of Music Series)

ISBN-13: 9780190868208
ISBN-10: 0190868201
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Iverson, Jennifer
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190868208
ISBN-10: 0190868201
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Iverson, Jennifer
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Iverson, Jennifer wrote Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde (The New Cultural History of Music Series) comprising 320 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190868201 and 9780190868208. Since then Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde (The New Cultural History of Music Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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For a decimated post-war West Germany, the electronic music studio at the WDR radio in Cologne was a beacon of hope. Jennifer Iverson's Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde traces the reclamation and repurposing of wartime machines, spaces, and discourses into the new sounds of the mid-century studio. In the 1950s, when technologies were plentiful and the need for reconstruction was great, West Germany began to rebuild its cultural prestige via aesthetic and technical advances. The studio's composers, collaborating with scientists and technicians, coaxed music from sine-tone oscillators, noise generators, band-pass filters, and magnetic tape. Together, they applied core tenets from information theory and phonetics, reclaiming military communication technologies as well as fascist propaganda broadcasting spaces. The electronic studio nurtured a revolutionary synthesis of science, technology, politics, and aesthetics. Its esoteric sounds transformed mid-century music and continue to reverberate today. Electronic music--echoing both cultural anxiety and promise--is a quintessential Cold War innovation.

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