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The Resource The book of music and nature : an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts, edited by David Rothenberg & Marta Ulvaeus

The book of music and nature : an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts, edited by David Rothenberg & Marta Ulvaeus

Label
The book of music and nature : an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts
Title
The book of music and nature
Title remainder
an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Rothenberg & Marta Ulvaeus
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some say music is the universal language. This couldn't possibly be true. Not everyone speaks it; not all understand it. And even those who do cannot explain what it says. No one knows how music speaks, what tales it tells, how it tugs at our emotions with its mixture of tones, one after another, above and below. You can be moved by music and have absolutely no idea what is going on. Language is not like that. You must be able to speak a language to know what is being said. Music is only in part a language, that part you understand when you learn its rules and how to bend those rules. But the rest of it may move us even though we are unable to explain why. Nature is one such place. It can mean the place we came from, some original home where, as Nalungiaq the Netsilik Eskimo reminds us, "people and animals spoke the same language." Not only have we lost that language, we can barely imagine what it might be. Words are not the way to talk to animals. They'd rather sing with us--if we learn their tunes without making them conform to ours. Music could be a model for learning to perceive the surrounding world by listening, not only by naming or explaining
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
781.1/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3845
LC item number
.B66 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rothenberg, David
  • Ulvaeus, Marta
Series statement
Music Culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music, Influence of
  • Environment (Aesthetics)
  • MUSIC
  • Environment (Aesthetics)
  • Music, Influence of
  • Music
Label
The book of music and nature : an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts, edited by David Rothenberg & Marta Ulvaeus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Does nature understand music? / David Rothenberg -- The music of the spheres / Hazrat Inayat Khan -- Primal sound / Rainer Maria Rilke -- Happy new ears / John Cage -- Diary : Emma Lake Music Workshop 1965 / John Cage -- An interview with Pierre Schaeffer / Tim Hodgkinson -- Deus ex machina / Evan Eisenberg -- Music and the soundscape / R. Murray Schafer -- The music of the earth / Tsai Chih Chung -- From The bear comes home / Rafi Zabor -- Sax can moo ... / Steve Lacy -- From Piano pieces / Russell Sherman -- Music, nature, and computers : a showdown / Jaron Lanier -- Nature, sound art, and the sacred / David Dunn -- My one conversation with Collin Walcott / David James Duncan -- From Coming through slaughter / Michael Ondaatje -- From Rubicon beach / Steve Erickson -- The Sharawadji effect / Claude Schryer -- Sonic images / Pauline Oliveros -- The poetics of environmental sound / Pauline Oliveros -- Ambient music / Brian Eno -- Speaking from inside the soundscape / Hildegard Westerkamp -- Toothwalkers / Douglas Quin -- Blind listening / Francisco López -- From Exotica / David Toop -- From Brother of sleep / Robert Schneider -- The place where you go to listen / John Luther Adams -- Nature and music / Toru Takemitsu -- Lift-up-over sounding / Steven Feld -- Sweet singer of the pine barrens / Eric Salzman -- Where the sounds live / Bernie Krause -- From "A portrait of Shunkin" / Junichiro Tanizaki
Control code
841486113
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780819569356
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841486113
Label
The book of music and nature : an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts, edited by David Rothenberg & Marta Ulvaeus
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Does nature understand music? / David Rothenberg -- The music of the spheres / Hazrat Inayat Khan -- Primal sound / Rainer Maria Rilke -- Happy new ears / John Cage -- Diary : Emma Lake Music Workshop 1965 / John Cage -- An interview with Pierre Schaeffer / Tim Hodgkinson -- Deus ex machina / Evan Eisenberg -- Music and the soundscape / R. Murray Schafer -- The music of the earth / Tsai Chih Chung -- From The bear comes home / Rafi Zabor -- Sax can moo ... / Steve Lacy -- From Piano pieces / Russell Sherman -- Music, nature, and computers : a showdown / Jaron Lanier -- Nature, sound art, and the sacred / David Dunn -- My one conversation with Collin Walcott / David James Duncan -- From Coming through slaughter / Michael Ondaatje -- From Rubicon beach / Steve Erickson -- The Sharawadji effect / Claude Schryer -- Sonic images / Pauline Oliveros -- The poetics of environmental sound / Pauline Oliveros -- Ambient music / Brian Eno -- Speaking from inside the soundscape / Hildegard Westerkamp -- Toothwalkers / Douglas Quin -- Blind listening / Francisco López -- From Exotica / David Toop -- From Brother of sleep / Robert Schneider -- The place where you go to listen / John Luther Adams -- Nature and music / Toru Takemitsu -- Lift-up-over sounding / Steven Feld -- Sweet singer of the pine barrens / Eric Salzman -- Where the sounds live / Bernie Krause -- From "A portrait of Shunkin" / Junichiro Tanizaki
Control code
841486113
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780819569356
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841486113

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