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Sound souvenirs [electronic resource] : audio technologies, memory and cultural practices / edited by Karin Bijsterveld & Jos�e van Dijck.

Contributor(s): Bijsterveld, Karin, 1961- [] | Dijck, Jos�e van [].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Transformations in art and culture: Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (218 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789048510580 (electronic bk.); 9048510589 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- Social aspects | Sound -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century | Technology -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century | Music and technology | MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Appreciation | The arts | History of art / art and design styles | Music | Mathematics and science | Science: general issues | Historical treatment of fine and decorative arts | Music | Popular scienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sound souvenirs.DDC classification: 781/.11 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Karin Bijsterveld & Jos�e van Dijck -- Storing sound. Storing sound souvenirs : the multi-sited domestication of the tape recorder / Karin Bijsterveld and Annelies Jacobs ; Tape cassettes and former selves : how mix tapes mediate memories / Bas Jansen ; The preservation paradox in digital audio / Jonathan Sterne -- Auditory nostalgia. Taking your favorite sound along : portable audio technologies for mobile music listening / Heike Weber ; The auditory nostalgia of iPod culture / Michael Bull ; Performance and nostalgia on the oldies circuit / Timothy D. Taylor ; Remembering songs through telling stories : pop music as a resource for memory / Jos�e van Dijck -- Technostalgia. Tuning in nostalgic wavelengths : transistor memories set to music / Andreas Fickers ; Pulled out of thin air? the revival of the theremin / Hans-Joachim Braun ; Technostalgia : how old gear lives on in new music / Trevor Pinch and David Reinecke -- Earwitnessing. Earwitnessing : sound memories of the Nazi period / Carolyn Birdsall ; All the names : soundscapes, recording technology, and the historical sensation / Ruth Benschop.
Summary: "In recent decades, the importance of sound for remembering the past and for creating a sense of belonging has been increasingly acknowledged. We keep "sound souvenirs" such as cassette tapes and long play albums in our attics because we want to be able to recreate the music and everyday sounds we once cherished. Artists and ordinary listeners deploy the newest digital audio technologies to recycle past sounds into present tunes. Sound and memory are inextricably intertwined, not just through the commercially exploited nostalgia on oldies radio stations, but through the exchange of valued songs by means of pristine recordings and cultural practices such as collecting, archiving and listing. This book explores several types of cultural practices involving the remembrance and restoration of past sounds. At the same time, it theorizes the cultural meaning of collecting, recycling, reciting, and remembering sound and music"--Publisher's description.
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Introduction / Karin Bijsterveld & Jos�e van Dijck -- Storing sound. Storing sound souvenirs : the multi-sited domestication of the tape recorder / Karin Bijsterveld and Annelies Jacobs ; Tape cassettes and former selves : how mix tapes mediate memories / Bas Jansen ; The preservation paradox in digital audio / Jonathan Sterne -- Auditory nostalgia. Taking your favorite sound along : portable audio technologies for mobile music listening / Heike Weber ; The auditory nostalgia of iPod culture / Michael Bull ; Performance and nostalgia on the oldies circuit / Timothy D. Taylor ; Remembering songs through telling stories : pop music as a resource for memory / Jos�e van Dijck -- Technostalgia. Tuning in nostalgic wavelengths : transistor memories set to music / Andreas Fickers ; Pulled out of thin air? the revival of the theremin / Hans-Joachim Braun ; Technostalgia : how old gear lives on in new music / Trevor Pinch and David Reinecke -- Earwitnessing. Earwitnessing : sound memories of the Nazi period / Carolyn Birdsall ; All the names : soundscapes, recording technology, and the historical sensation / Ruth Benschop.

"In recent decades, the importance of sound for remembering the past and for creating a sense of belonging has been increasingly acknowledged. We keep "sound souvenirs" such as cassette tapes and long play albums in our attics because we want to be able to recreate the music and everyday sounds we once cherished. Artists and ordinary listeners deploy the newest digital audio technologies to recycle past sounds into present tunes. Sound and memory are inextricably intertwined, not just through the commercially exploited nostalgia on oldies radio stations, but through the exchange of valued songs by means of pristine recordings and cultural practices such as collecting, archiving and listing. This book explores several types of cultural practices involving the remembrance and restoration of past sounds. At the same time, it theorizes the cultural meaning of collecting, recycling, reciting, and remembering sound and music"--Publisher's description.

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