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Musical Instruments in the 21st Century

Identities, Configurations, Practices

Editors: Bovermann, T., de Campo, A., Egermann, H., Hardjowirogo, S.-I., Weinzierl, S. (Eds.)

  • Explores the many different types and forms of contemporary musical instruments
  • Contributes to a better understanding of the conditions of instrumentality in the 21st century
  • Provides insights from science, humanities and the arts
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By exploring the many different types and forms of contemporary musical instruments, this book contributes to a better understanding of the conditions of instrumentality in the 21st century. Providing insights from science, humanities and the arts, authors from a wide range of disciplines discuss the following questions:

·         What are the conditions under which an object is recognized as a musical instrument?

·         What are the actions and procedures typically associated with musical instruments?

·         What kind of (mental and physical) knowledge do we access in order to recognize or use something as a musical instrument?

·         How is this knowledge being shaped by cultural conventions and temporal conditions?

·         How do algorithmic processes 'change the game' of musical performance, and as a result, how do they affect notions of instrumentality?

·         How do we address the question of instrumental identity within an instrument's design process?

·         What properties can be used to differentiate successful and unsuccessful instruments? Do these properties also contribute to the instrumentality of an object in general? What does success mean within an artistic, commercial, technological, or scientific context?

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bovermann, Till (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Instrumentality. On the Construction of Instrumental Identity

    Hardjowirogo, Sarah-Indriyati

    Pages 9-24

  • From Musical Instruments as Ontological Entities to Instrumental Quality: A Linguistic Exploration of Musical Instrumentality in the Digital Era

    Cance, Caroline

    Pages 25-43

  • From Idiophone to Touchpad. The Technological Development to the Virtual Musical Instrument

    Enders, Bernd

    Pages 45-58

  • Musical Instruments as Assemblage

    Théberge, Paul

    Pages 59-66

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2951-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2950-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Musical Instruments in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Identities, Configurations, Practices
Editors
  • Till Bovermann
  • Alberto de Campo
  • Hauke Egermann
  • Sarah-Indriyati Hardjowirogo
  • Stefan Weinzierl
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2951-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2951-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2950-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 412
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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