What does it mean to listen in the digital era? Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have. Either way, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. The possibilities in this new age of listening overturn old assumptions about what it means to properly appreciate music to be an educated listener. In "Every Song Ever," the veteran "New York Times" music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times. As familiar subdivisions like rock and jazz matter less and less and music s accessible past becomes longer and broader, listeners can put aside the intentions of composers and musicians and engage music afresh, on their own terms. Ratliff isolates signal musical traits such as repetition, speed, and virtuosity and traces them across wildly diverse recordings to reveal unexpected connections. When we listen for slowness, for instance, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O))), the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, Sarah Vaughan singing Lover Man, and the final works of Shostakovich. And if we listen for closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane s quartet. Ratliff also goes in search of the perfect moment; considers what it means to hear emotion by sampling the complex sadness that powers the music of Nick Drake and Slayer; and examines the meaning of certain common behaviors, such as the impulse to document and possess the entire performance history of the Grateful Dead. Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff s book is an artful work of criticism and a lesson in open-mindedness. It is a definitive field guide to our radically altered musical habitat."
Автор: Ratliff, Ben Название: Every Song Ever ISBN: 1846146844 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846146848 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1672 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The most significant revolution in the history of music has to do with listening: it is now possible to listen to nearly anything at any time, to ignore albums, and to instantly flit across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism. This is a guide to listening to music in the age of the Cloud.
Автор: Ratliff Ben Название: Coltrane ISBN: 0571232736 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571232734 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1420 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: John Coltrane, who died aged 40 in 1967, is one of half a dozen truly fundamental contributors to the history of jazz. No young saxophonist of the past forty years has been able to escape his influence, and few musicians have had their work so obsessively documented on record. This work presents a narrative of Coltrane`s life.
Описание: A connoisseur's tour through the great American art form "A Love Supreme. Miles Ahead. Brubeck Time. Yardbird Suite. The Sidewinder." For newcomers just beginning their library of recordings, and for longtime fans looking to deepen their understanding, "New York Times" jazz critic Ben Ratliff offers an assertive, deeply knowledgeable collector's guide, full of opinions and insights on the one hundred greatest recorded works of jazz. From the rare early recordings of Louis Armstrong, through Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman's seminal Carnegie Hall concert, and the lions of the bebop era, to the transformative Miles Davis and several less-canonized artists, such as Chano Pozo, Jimmy Giuffre, and Greg Osby, who have made equally significant contributions, Ratliff places each recording in the greater context and explains its importance in the development of the form. Taken together, these original essays add up to a brief history of jazz, highlighting milestone events, legendary players, critical trends, and artistic breakthroughs.
Автор: Ratliff, Ben Название: Every Song Ever ISBN: 1846146860 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846146862 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 835 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book is a celebration of American values as shown by former Texas State Senator and politician Bill Ratliff, a leader in Texas politics who wrote school finance law, major Ethics reform law, and Texas tort reform law. This story will inspire students to service, politicians to greatness, and American citizens to rethink narrow partisanship.
Автор: Ratliff, Tom Название: Last of the mohicans ISBN: 1906714711 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781906714710 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 855 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Spanning the French and Indian war of the 18th century, and centring on the British province of New York, this work about a struggle features bravery, campassion and ultimately tragedy.
Автор: Ratliff, Tom Название: Avoid working on a victorian bridge! ISBN: 1906714126 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781906714123 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 855 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: It`ll take fourteen years, but as the son of a renowned architect, it`s up to you to continue building the Brooklyn Bridge after your father`s death. This work offers an understanding of the severe risks people took to ensure that bridge was built.
Автор: Ratliff Tom Название: White Fang ISBN: 1906714746 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781906714741 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 756 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Graphic novel retelling of Jack London`s classic novel about a wolf-dog who must fight to survive in the forest before having to adapt to a world of humans. Beautifully illustrated and faithfully adapted with endmatter which provides more information on the story and the author.
Автор: Ratliff, Mary, E. Название: When he talks, i listen ISBN: 1424144264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781424144266 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 353 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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