The musicology of record production

Zagorski-Thomas, Simon ORCID: (2014) The musicology of record production. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107075641

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Recorded music is as different to live music as film is to theatre. In this book, Simon Zagorski-Thomas employs current theories from psychology and sociology to examine how recorded music is made and how we listen to it. Setting out a framework for the study of recorded music and record production, he explains how recorded music is fundamentally different to live performance, how record production influences our interpretation of musical meaning and how the various participants in the process interact with technology to produce recorded music. He combines ideas from the ecological approach to perception, embodied cognition and the social construction of technological systems to provide a summary of theoretical approaches that are applied to the sound of the music and the creative activity of production. A wide range of examples from Zagorski-Thomas's professional experience reveal these ideas in action.

Proposes a new agenda for the study of recorded music and record production
Discusses record production in terms of its collaborative creative practice and the interpretation of its musical output rather than in purely technical terms
Co-chairman of the Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production, Zagorski-Thomas has a unique overview of the developing culture of research and teaching about record production

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Winner, 2015 Book Prize, International Association for the Study of Popular Music:
Subjects: Music
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Depositing User: Simon Zagorski-Thomas
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:19

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