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            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain
             

            The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child's Brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collins, Anita

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Can learning music help our children learn to read and write? Can playing in an orchestra develop social skills? What is the effect of music on children's brains? In this major new book Dr Anita Collins explains how learning music can bring about huge benefits for children. Dr Co...llins explains the ground-breaking research which shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory and planning and strategy skills. Throughout the book Dr Collins provides real-life stories together with practical strategies to show the difference music learning can make to the lives of children from birth to the teenage years. 'Dr Collins' exuberance and infectious enthusiasm shine through as she persuasively argues for the importance of music in every child's education' - Professor Alan Harvey, author of Music, Evolution and the Harmony of Souls
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            ISBN 9781760875886
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Art of Tango
             

            The Art of Tango (Hardback)

            By Varassi Pega, Barbara

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              25 Oct 20

            The Art of Tango offers a systematic exploration of the performance, arrangement and composition of the universally popular tango. The author discusses traditional practices, the De Caro school and the pioneering oeuvre of four celebrated innovators: Pugliese, Salgan, Piazzolla a...nd Beytelmann. With an in-depth focus on both reception and practice, the volume and its companion website featuring supplementary audio-visual materials analyse, decode, compare and discuss literature, scores and recordings to provide a deeper understanding of tango's artistic concepts, characteristics and techniques. River Plate tango is explored through the lens of artistic research, combining the study of oral traditions and written sources. In addition to a detailed examination of the various approaches to tango by the musicians featured in this book, three compositions by the author embodying creative applications of the research findings are discussed. The volume offers numerous tools for developing skills in practice, inspiring new musical output and the continuation of research endeavours in the field. Illustrating the many possibilities of this musical language that has captivated musicians and audiences worldwide, this book is a valuable resource for everyone with an interest in tango, whether they be composers, performers, arrangers, teachers, music lovers or scholars in the field of popular music studies.
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            ISBN 9781138392069
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Music in Action Film: Sounds Like Action!
             

            Music in Action Film: Sounds Like Action! (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Buhler, James; Durrand, Mark

            • RRP: $86.99
            • $86.99
            • Pub Date
              22 Oct 20

            Music in Action Film is the first volume to address the central role of music and sound in action film - arguably the most dominant form of commercial cinema today. Bringing together fifteen essays by established and emerging scholars, the book encompasses both Hollywood blockbus...ters and international films, from classic works such as The Seven Samurai to contemporary superhero franchises. The contributors consider action both as genre and as a mode of cinematic expression, in chapters on evolving musical conventions; politics, representation, and identity; musical affect and agency; the functional role of music and sound design in action film; and production technologies. Breaking new critical ground yet highly accessible, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and film studies.
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            ISBN 9780815384502
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music: Beatified Beats
              

            Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music: Beatified Beats (Hardback)

            Edited by Gregory, Georgina; Dines, Mike

            • RRP: $426.50
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            • Pub Date
              10 Dec 20

            This book highlights how the diverse nature of spiritual practices are experienced and manifest through the medium of popular music. At first glance, chapters on Krishnacore, the Rave Church phenomenon and post-punk repertoire of Psychic TV may appear to have little in common; ho...wever, this book draws attention to some of the similarities of the nuances of spiritual expression that underpin the lived experience of popular music. As an interdisciplinary volume, the extensive introduction unpacks and clarifies terminology relating to the study of religion and popular music. The cross disciplinary approach of the book makes it accessible and appealing to scholars of religious studies, cultural studies, popular music studies and theology. Unlike existing collections dealing with popular music religion which focus on a specific genre, this innovative book offers a range of music and case studies, with chapters written by international contributors.
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            ISBN 9781350086920
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music
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            Music, Media, and Society in the Asia Pacific
               

            Music, Media, and Society in the Asia Pacific (Hardback)

            Edited by Briain, Dr. Lonan O.; Ong, Dr. Min-Yen

            • RRP: $476.50
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            • Pub Date
              11 Feb 21

            The popularization of radio, television, and the Internet radically transformed musical practice in the Asia Pacific. These technologies bequeathed media broadcasters with a profound authority over the ways we engage with musical culture. Broadcasters use this power to promote di...stinct cultural traditions, popularize new music, and engage diverse audiences. They also deploy mediated musics as a vehicle for disseminating ideologies, educating the masses, shaping national borders, and promoting political alliances. With original contributions by leading scholars in anthropology, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and media and cultural studies, the 15 essays this book investigate the processes of broadcasting musical culture in the Asia Pacific. We shift our gaze to the mechanisms of cultural industries in eastern Asia and the Pacific islands to understand how oft-invisible producers, musicians, and technologies facilitate, frame, reproduce, and magnify the reach of the local culture.
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            ISBN 9781501360053
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Concepts of Time in Post-War European Music
             

            Concepts of Time in Post-War European Music (Hardback)

            By Hayes, Aaron

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              25 Oct 20

            Concepts of Time in Post-War European Music gives a historical and philosophical account of the discussions of the nature of time and music during the mid-twentieth century. The nature of time was a persistent topic among composers in Paris and Darmstadt in the decades after Worl...d War II, one which influenced their musical practice and historical relevance. Based on the author's specialized knowledge of the relevant philosophical discourses, this volume offers a balanced critique of these composers' attempts at philosophizing about time. Touching on familiar topics such as Adorno's philosophy of music, the writings of Boulez and Stockhausen, and Messiaen's theology, this volume uncovers specific relationships among varied intellectual traditions that have not previously been described. Each chapter provides a philosophical explanation of specific problems that are relevant for interpreting the composer's own essays or lectures, followed by a musical analysis of a piece of music which illustrates central theoretical concepts. This is a valuable study for scholars and researchers of music theory, music history, and the philosophy of music.
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            ISBN 9780367191924
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900
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            Guns N' Roses: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Band (Text only edition)
              

            Guns N' Roses: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Band (Text only edition) (EPUB ebook)

            By Elliott, Paul

            Guns N' Roses emerged from Los Angeles in the 1980s to become a global rock'n'roll phenomenon, selling in total more than 100 million albums. This book follows the complete story of Guns N' Roses: the highs and lows, the triumphs and failures, the fights, the excess, and the grea...t music that shook the world.
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            ISBN 9781786751119
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            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2020
            Publisher Palazzo Editions Ltd
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            Resonant Matter: Sound Art and the Aesthetics of Vibration
              

            Resonant Matter: Sound Art and the Aesthetics of Vibration (Hardback)

            By Koepnick, Prof Lutz; Edited by Vernallis, Carol; Rogers, Holly; Perrott, Lisa

            • RRP: $381.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Jan 21

            In Resonant Matter, Lutz Koepnick considers contemporary sound and installation art as a unique laboratory of hospitality amid inhospitable times. Inspired by Ragnar Kjartansson's nine-channel video installation The Visitors (2012), the book explores resonance-the ability of obje...cts to be affected by the vibrations of other objects-as a model of art's fleeting promise to make us coexist with things strange and other. In a series of nuanced readings, Koepnick follows the echoes of distant, unexpected, and unheard sounds in twenty-first century art to reflect on the attachments we pursue to sustain our lives and the walls we need to tear down to secure possible futures. The book's nine chapters approach The Visitors from ever-different conceptual angles while bringing it into dialogue with the work of other artists and musicians such as Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Guillermo Galindo, Mischa Kuball, Philipp Lachenmann, Alvien Lucier, Teresa Margolles, Carsten Nicolai, Camille Norment, Susan Philipsz, David Rothenberg, Juliana Snapper, and Tanya Tagaq. With this book, Koepnick situates resonance as a vital concept of contemporary art criticism and sound studies. His analysis encourages us not only to expand our understanding of the role of sound in art, of sound art, but to attune our critical encounter with art to art's own resonant thinking.
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            ISBN 9781501343377
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series New Approaches to Sound, Music, and Media
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            Chopin in Britain
             

            Chopin in Britain (Paperback)

            By Willis, Peter

            • RRP: $86.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            In 1848, the penultimate year of his life, Chopin visited England and Scotland at the instigation of his aristocratic Scots pupil, Jane Stirling. In the autumn of that year, he returned to Paris. The following autumn he was dead. Despite the fascination the composer continues to ...hold for scholars, this brief but important period, and his previous visit to London in 1837, remain little known. In this richly illustrated study, Peter Willis draws on extensive original documentary evidence, as well as cultural artefacts, to tell the story of these two visits and to place them into aristocratic and artistic life in mid-nineteenth-century England and Scotland. In addition to filling a significant hole in our knowledge of the composer's life, the book adds to our understanding of a number of important figures, including Jane Stirling and the painter Ary Scheffer. The social and artistic milieux of London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh are brought to vivid life.
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            ISBN 9780367879730
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Really Saying Something
             

            Really Saying Something (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dallin, Sara; Woodward, Keren

            • RRP: $38.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            MUSIC, FAME AND A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP. In the early eighties, best friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward arrived at the YWCA in London, with their sights set on careers in journalism and the media... but that wasn't to be. London was the most vibrant and culturally innovative of... places, and within the whirl of clubs, parties and new friends, a chance meeting with former Sex Pistol Paul Cook changed everything. Moving into Malcolm McLaren's old office, they started rehearsing and singing background vocals for Paul's new band, before teaming up with Sara's college friend Siobhan, and forming their own group. It wasn't long before they'd made their first appearance on Top of the Pops, wearing clothes they'd made themselves, and not sure which camera to look at. Who could have imagined that this would be the birth of one of the biggest-selling female bands of all time? Bananarama! From a groundbreaking performance at The Brits, to sold-out world tours, party games with George Michael, hanging out with Andy Warhol in New York and a Guinness World Record, Bananarama's DIY-style and attitude inspired a generation, obliterating all previous notions of what a girl band was or could be. Whether opening up about the challenges of making it in a male dominated industry, balancing motherhood and fame, the hairstyles and TV interviews they'd rather forget, or the joys of writing and recording new music, Sara and Keren are honest, revealing and hilarious. Really Saying Something is the story of two friends who continue to pursue their dreams their way - and have a great time doing it. It is a celebration of determination and a lifelong friendship, with an unbeatable soundtrack.
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            ISBN 9781786332844
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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