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THe poetics of rock - Cutting tracks, making records (Hardcover)
THe poetics of rock - Cutting tracks, making records (Hardcover): Albin J. Zak III
THe poetics of rock - Cutting tracks, making records (Hardcover): Albin J. Zak III

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Albin J. Zak III

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After a hundred years of recording, the process of making records is still mysterious to most people who listen to them. Records hold a fundamental place in the dynamics of modern musical life, but what do they represent? Are they documents? Snapshots? Artworks? Fetishes? Commodities? Conveniences? "The Poetics of Rock" is a fascinating exploration of recording consciousness and compositional process from the perspective of those who make records. In it, Albin Zak examines the crucial roles played by recording technologies in the construction of rock music and shows how songwriters, musicians, engineers, and producers contribute to the creative project, and how they all leave their mark on the finished work.
Zak shapes an image of the compositional milieu by exploring its elements and discussing the issues and concerns faced by artists. Using their testimony to illuminate the nature of record making and of records themselves, he shows that the art of making rock records is a collaborative compositional process that includes many skills and sensibilities not traditionally associated with musical composition. Zak connects all the topics--whether technical, conceptual, aesthetic, or historical--with specific artists and recordings and illustrates them with citations from artists and with musical examples. In lively and engaging prose, "The Poetics of Rock" brilliantly illustrates how the musical energy from a moment of human expression translates into a musical work wrought in sound.

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Imprint: University Presses Of California, Columbia And Princeton
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2001
Authors: Albin J. Zak III
Dimensions: 234 x 155mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 278
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-21809-3
Barcode: 9780520218093
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Music recording & reproduction
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LSN: 0-520-21809-4

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