Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

nationals and African students through the sound archive. From such perspective on the circulation of knowledge and its accessibility in African ...

Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Author: Luis Gimenez Amoros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429012578

Page: 132

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Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe analyses the revitalisation and repatriation of historical recordings from the largest sound archive in Africa, the International Library of African Music (ILAM). It provides a postcolonial study on the African sound archive divided into three historical periods: the colonial period offers a critical analysis on how ILAM classifies its music through ethnic and linguistic groups; the postcolonial period reconsiders postcolonial nationhood, new/old mobility and cultural border crossing in present Africa; and the recent period of repatriation focuses on the author’s revitalisation of the sound archive. The main goal of this study is to reconsider the colonial demarcations of southern African mbira music provided by the International Library of African Music (ILAM). These mbira recordings reveal that the harmonic system used in different lamellophones (or mbiras) in southern Africa is musically related. The analysis of sound archives in Africa is an essential tool to envision the new ways in which African culture can be directed not only from postcolonial notions of nationhood or Afrocentric discourses but also for the necessity of bringing awareness of the circulation of musical cultures from and beyond colonial African borders.

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme.

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

Author: Alan Ward

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN:

Page: 288

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Sound and video tape archives are becoming increasingly important world-wide. As the commercial and non-commercial production of sound recordings increases, the need for preservation is being recognized in libraries, museums, radio and TV stations and university departments. The growth of interest in oral history and community records adds impetus to this need. This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme. It is intended both for those without any formal archive training, but knowledge of sound recordings and those who are knowledgeable about archives, but have little experience of sound recordings.

Sound Archives

A founding member of the International Association of Sound Archives, he has served as the Association's Secretary, Editor and President and was also ...

Sound Archives

Author: David Lance

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 218

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The Special Operations Executive SOE in Burma

Sound Archive Sergeant Frederick Bailey (Sound Archive interview number 11752). Captain Robert Barron (Sound Archive interview number 10887).

The Special Operations Executive  SOE  in Burma

Author: Richard Duckett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786722720

Page: 304

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In the mountains and jungles of occupied Burma during World War II, British special forces launched a series of secret operations, assisted by parts of the Burmese population. The men of the SOE, trained in sabotage and guerrilla warfare, worked in the jungle, deep behind enemy lines, to frustrate the puppet Burmese government of Ba Maw and continue the fight against Hirohito's Japan in a theatre starved of resources. Here, Richard Duckett uses newly declassified documents from the National Archives to reveal for the first time the extent of British special forces' involvement - from the 1941 operations until beyond Burma's independence from the British Empire in 1948. Duckett argues convincingly that `Operation Character' and `Operation Billet' - large SOE missions launched in support of General Slim's XIV Army offensive to liberate Burma - rank among the most militarily significant of the SOE's secret missions. Featuring a wealth of photographs and accompanying material never before published, including direct testimony recorded by veterans of the campaign and maps from the SOE files, The SOE in Burma tells a compelling story of courage and struggle in during World War II

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

Others in the UK to whom I am indebted are Mark Jones , head of the BBC Sound Library ; Ken Howarth of the North West Sound Archive and Velson Horie of the ...

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

Author: Alan Ward

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN:

Page: 288

View: 281

Sound and video tape archives are becoming increasingly important world-wide. As the commercial and non-commercial production of sound recordings increases, the need for preservation is being recognized in libraries, museums, radio and TV stations and university departments. The growth of interest in oral history and community records adds impetus to this need. This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme. It is intended both for those without any formal archive training, but knowledge of sound recordings and those who are knowledgeable about archives, but have little experience of sound recordings.

Recorded Sound

The British Library National Sound Archive The National Sound Archive ( formerly the British Institute of Recorded Sound ) preserves for the nation sound ...

Recorded Sound

Author:

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Cinema and Art as Archive

For Marclay, “Recorded sound is dead sound, in the sense that it's not live anymore. The music is embalmed. I'm trying to bring it back to life through my ...

Cinema and Art as Archive

Author: Aa. Vv.

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN: 8857529983

Page: 256

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As Jacques Derrida wrote in 1995, while considering Archive Fever, nothing is less reliable or less clear today than the word “archive”. Nevertheless, the historic-cultural dimension of the contemporary discursive practices in cinema and art develops in the semantic openendedness of the term, in the repositioning of the idea of archive.The individual disciplines involved in one such field – history of cinema and art, theory of cinema and art, aesthetics, semiotics, philology, etc. – begin to open up to questioning the notion of archive even ‘in negative’: in other words what – after Michel Foucault – the “archive” is not, or does not seem to be. The “archive” is not the ‘library of libraries’ or ‘encyclopedia’, it is not ‘memory’, it is not museum, it is not a ‘database’.In recent years, the attention focused on such ideas has not so much highlighted the ‘impulses’, ‘turns’ and specific forms of art (“art archive”) as it has revealed in many ways how the “archive” concerns us in the interrelation of aesthetic, political, ethical and legal levels among various disciplinary fields.

The Management of Oral History Sound Archives

archives on the post-production access and preservation of the data, as well as on dealings with later researchers. A major facet of archival work involves ...

The Management of Oral History Sound Archives

Author: Frederick J. Stielow

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 158

View: 203

This book is an introduction to the management of oral history sound archives and offers guidance on processing and preservation of sound collections.

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

BIRS was set up in 1955, joining the British Library in April 1983 when it was renamed the National Sound Archive (NSA). It is now Britain's national ...

The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019533955X

Page: 542

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The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral history to both scholarly research and public presentations.

Bombers

34 Imperial War Museum Sound Archive 35 Air Cdre John Searby, The Bomber Battle for Berlin 36 Ibid. 37 Edward Smithies, War in the Air 38 Ibid.

Bombers

Author: David Wragg

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750981296

Page: 296

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The role of the bomber has proved to be on of the most controversial aspects of twentieth-century warfare. Bombers tells the story of the bomber with a blend of narrative and personal accounts, recording the history of the principle bombing raids and the skill and courage of those who flew them. David Wragg begins with a brief overview of the origins of the concept of aerial bombardment, which astonishingly go back several thousand years. He then describes the early raids of the First World War and the use of the bomber between the wars by the Germans in the Spanish Civil War, the Italians in Abyssinia and by the Japanese in China. The Second World War marked the massive deployment of the bomber by the main combatants as a major tactical and strategic weapon and, bringing this in-depth study up to date, Wragg examines the United States controversial campaign of extensive bombing in Vietnam during the 1960s and 70s. He also discusses whether, with the growing use of cruise missiles, the manned bomber may soon be the first element of air power to be made redundant in this age of high technology. Fully illustrated with a wide selection of photographs, Bombers will appeal to all with an interest in this key weapon of twentieth-century warfare.

Be bomb

Continuation of Franco's statements to CBS 1951 DVD. b/w. sound Archive NODO. Filmoteca española Marinos estadounidenses de la VI Flota recorren Barcelona ...

Be bomb

Author: Serge Guilbaut

Publisher: Museu De Arte Contemporaneo De

ISBN:

Page: 774

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Compiled by the French historian Serge Guilbaut, Be-Bomb compares and contrasts the art produced in France and the US bewteen 1946-1956 to explore how and why certain works became cultural icons and media images for great commercial success for respective each country. The book analyses the aesthetic debate of the period when New York began replacing Paris as the nerve centre of modern art.

Chasing Sound

... Music Library and Sound Re- cording Archive; the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Recorded Sound Section; ...

Chasing Sound

Author: Susan Schmidt Horning

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421410222

Page: 292

View: 842

The recording studio, she argues, is at the center of musical culture in the twentieth century.

The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music

Such research entailed several visits to the National Sound Archive in London, ... An almost lapsed Manchester University library card allowed me to unearth ...

The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music

Author: Asya Draganova

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787694895

Page: 400

View: 121

The term 'Canterbury sound' emerged in the late 60s and early 70s to refer to a signature style within psychedelic and progressive rock. Canterbury Sound in Popular Music:Scene, Identity and Myth explores Canterbury as a metaphor and reality, a symbolic space of music inspiration which has produced its distinctive 'sound'.

44 Days

Butler, M., Keith Murdoch Sound Archive, AWM S00738, transcript of interview. ... Dean-Butcher, W., and Blackman, B., National Library of Australia, ...

44 Days

Author: Michael Veitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733633641

Page: 336

View: 122

'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' DAILY TELEGRAPH In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an extraordinary and heroic battle, the story of which has been left largely untold. The recruits had almost nothing going for them against the Japanese war machine, except for one extraordinary leader named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 possibly the oldest fighter pilot in the world - who said little, led from the front, and who had absolutely no sense of physical fear. Time and time again this brave group were hurled into battle, against all odds and logic, and succeeded in mauling a far superior enemy - whilst also fighting against the air force hierarchy. After relentless attack, the squadron was almost wiped out by the time relief came, having succeeded in their mission - but also paying a terrible price. Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and critically acclaimed author, brings to life the incredible exploits and tragic sacrifices of this courageous squadron of Australian heroes.

Sounding Off

But this story of building a sound archive has a link to him. This was something I had been meaning to do ever since I passed out of the Institute.

Sounding Off

Author: Resul Pookutty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184757042

Page: 416

View: 340

Resul Pookutty, India’s best-known sound designer and audiographer, won an Oscar for his work in Slumdog Millionaire. Sounding Off, his autobiography, is the amazing odyssey of a village boy from Kerela whose resilience and conviction took him to the very cutting edge of cinematic sound technology---from struggling in the ruthless film world of Mumbai to winning international glory. Already a huge bestseller in Malayalam, this definitive translation is a celebration of both cinema and life.

The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art

In Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) the Soundkeeper, residing in the Valley of Sound, archives all sounds as if these were physical objects.

The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art

Author: Associate Professor in Digital Arts Jane Grant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190274050

Page: 624

View: 446

Sound art has long been resistant to its own definition. Emerging from a liminal space between movements of thought and practice in the twentieth century, sound art has often been described in terms of the things that it is understood to have left behind: a space between music, fine art, and performance. The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art surveys the practices, politics, and emerging frameworks of thought that now define this previously amorphous area of study. Throughout the Handbook, artists and thinkers explore the uses of sound in contemporary arts practice. Imbued with global perspectives, chapters are organized in six overarching themes of Space, Time, Things, Fabric, Senses and Relationality. Each theme represents a key area of development in the visual arts and music during the second half of the twentieth century from which sound art emerged. By offering a set of thematic frameworks through which to understand these themes, this Handbook situates constellations of disparate thought and practice into recognized centers of activity.