Inventing memory: Documentary and imagination in acousmatic music.

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Show simple item record Young, John 2011-03-08T15:33:08Z 2011-03-08T15:33:08Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Young, J. (2008) Inventing memory: Documentary and imagination in acousmatic music. In: Dack, M. (ed.) Recorded Music: Philosophical and Critical Reflections. London: Middlesex University Press, pp. 314-332. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781904750277
dc.description The publication includes a CD containing relevant excerpts of the author's composition 'Ricordiamo Forlì' which is discussed in the text. en
dc.description.abstract The potential for sound recording to act as a surrogate for memory is evaluated in terms of its use in the composition of acousmatic music. Adapted from the writing of Walter Benjamin, sound recording of real-life events is regarded as presenting an 'aura of experience.' Discussion of acousmatic compositions by Jonty Harrison, Hildegard Westerkamp, John Cousins and Rachel McInturff preface an evaluation of the author’s own electroacoustic-radiophonic work ‘Ricordiamo Forlì’. The latter integrates historic recordings from the Italian Campaign of 1943-45 with contemporary recordings and digital sound transformations to evoke the true story of love between an 8th Army soldier and an Italian woman. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Middlesex University Press en
dc.subject acousmatic music en
dc.subject electroacoustic music en
dc.subject sound recording en
dc.title Inventing memory: Documentary and imagination in acousmatic music. en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.researchgroup Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1366358878_0010680077304_35_4

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