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TopicCONF: North American Conference on Video Game Music 7, Ithaca College, Apr 4-5

The program for the 7th annual North American Conference on Video Game Music is now available. The conference will be held at the Ithaca College School of Music, in Ithaca, NY on April 4-5, 2020. To register for the conference, visit https://vgmconference.weebly.com/registration.html. (Note that registration fees are cheaper before March 4.) The conference website also provides […]

TopicCONF: North American Conference on Video Game Music 7, Ithaca College, Apr 4-5

The program for the 7th annual North American Conference on Video Game Music is now available. The conference will be held at the Ithaca College School of Music, in Ithaca, NY on April 4-5, 2020. To register for the conference, visit https://vgmconference.weebly.com/registration.html. (Note that registration fees are cheaper before March 4.) The conference website also provides […]

TopicCONF: North American Conference on Video Game Music 7, Ithaca College, Apr 4-5

The program for the 7th annual North American Conference on Video Game Music is now available. The conference will be held at the Ithaca College School of Music, in Ithaca, NY on April 4-5, 2020. To register for the conference, visit https://vgmconference.weebly.com/registration.html. (Note that registration fees are cheaper before March 4.) The conference website also provides […]

TopicCONF: North American Conference on Video Game Music 7, Ithaca College, Apr 4-5

The program for the 7th annual North American Conference on Video Game Music is now available. The conference will be held at the Ithaca College School of Music, in Ithaca, NY on April 4-5, 2020. To register for the conference, visit https://vgmconference.weebly.com/registration.html. (Note that registration fees are cheaper before March 4.) The conference website also provides […]

MemberGavin Holman

Researching vintage brass bands from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s. Their formation, histories, pictures, contesting, memorabilia, recordings, publications etc. All material is made available for all to access via the IBEW archive: http://www.ibew.co.uk. I am collating primary and secondary material about the history of bands across the world. I recently completed the historical directory “Brass Bands of the British Isles”, with nearly 20,000 bands since 1800 (available, together with my other publications, from https://gavinholman.academia.edu), and am currently working on brass and cornet bands of the USA. Various other works on brass band history and culture have been published, including the Brass Band Bibliography – a comprensive listing of published materials about the worlds of brass and military bands. Previously Head of IT Operations at the British Library, with expertise in computer management, digital libraries, archiving, project management and review.

Deposit‘Hand in Glove’ and the Development of The Smiths’ Sound

The Smiths are one of the most commercially successful and in uential bands to emerge from the British post-punk movement in the 1980s. Along with elements such as lyrics, harmony, and musical form, a key component of The Smiths’ distinctive musical style involves their sound and, in particular, their sound as represented on studio recordings. Drawing upon the work and insights of scholars such as Albin Zak, Allan F. Moore and Ruth Dockwray, this paper details the complex recording history of the band’s rst single ‘Hand in Glove’ in an attempt to trace the development of The Smiths’ unique recorded sound.

MemberJonathan Sterne

Jonathan Sterne is Professor and James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.  He is author of MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke 2012), The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke, 2003); and numerous articles on media, technologies and the politics of culture.  He is also editor of The Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age (Minnesota, 2016).  His new projects consider instruments and instrumentalities; mail by cruise missile; and the intersections of disability, technology and perception. Visit his website at http://sterneworks.org .