This book, a classic in its field, deals with the physical systems and physiological processes that intervene in music. It analyzes what objective, physical properties of sound are associated with what subjective psychological sensations of music, and it describes how these sound patterns are actually generated in musical instruments, how they propagate through the environment, and how they are detected by the ear and interpreted in the brain. Using the precise language of science, but without complicated mathematics, the author weaves a close mesh of the physics, psychophysics and neurobiology relevant to music. A prior knowledge of physics, mathematics, neurobiology or psychology is not required to understand most of the book; it is, however, assumed that the reader is familiar with music - in particular, with musical notation, musical scales and intervals, and some of the basics of musical instruments. This new edition presents substantially updated coverage of psychoacoustics, including: - New results from tomographic imaging of brain function that confirm some speculations in previous editions - New research on consciousness and emotions - The possibility of musics in extraterrestrial civilizations
Chamber Music is a collection of poems by James Joyce, published by Elkin Mathews in May 1907. The collection originally comprised thirty-four love poems, but two further poems were added before publication. James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882 in Dublin, Ireland. He published ´´Portrait of the Artist´´ in 1916 and caught the attention of Ezra Pound. With ´´Ulysses,´´ Joyce perfected his stream-of-consciousness style and became a literary celebrity. The explicit content of his prose brought about landmark legal decisions on obscenity. Joyce battled eye ailments for most of his life. He died in 1941. Born James Augustine Aloysius Joyce on February 2, 1882 in Dublin, Ireland, Joyce was one of the most revered writers of the 20th century, whose landmark book, Ulysses, is often hailed as one of the finest novels ever written. His exploration of language and new literary forms showed not only his genius as a writer but spawned a fresh approach for novelists, one that drew heavily on Joyce´s love of the stream-of-consciousness technique and the examination of big events through small happenings in everyday lives. Joyce came from a big family. He was the eldest of ten children born to John Stanislaus Joyce and his wife Marry Murray Joyce. His father, while a talented singer (he reportedly had one of the finest tenor voices in all of Ireland), didn´t provide a stable a household. He liked to drink and his lack of attention to the family finances meant the Joyces never had much money.
In the last hundred years - between the invention of the microphone and the computer - music has undergone a profound revolution. No longer confined to specifically designed instruments, we can now make music out of anything. Why use a guitar when you can use a lawnmower? Why use a lawnmower when you can use an explosion in Libya? The Music evokes a shifting sonic landscape in precise detail - Chinese concrete slowly hardening, overlaid by a splintering cassette tape in the stereo of a car mid-crash. The noise of 73,984 insects hitting number plates followed by that of a drill striking oil deep beneath the earth´s surface. Or just the silence of two unfamiliar people as they look up at the night sky. As well as being a description of an imagined album this novel is a manifesto for sound, challenging how we hear the world itself, while listening to stories about humanity and our place in that world.
Mit Music erscheint das brandneue Album von David Garrett, der eindrucksvoll unterstreicht, dass er die unterschiedlichen Musikwelten Klassik, Rock und Pop zu verbinden vermag wie kaum ein anderer Künstler unserer Zeit. Nach Rock Symphonies und dem Klassik-Album Legacy, das ihm in den deutschen Charts einen Rekord und zudem die Goldauszeichnung bescherte, meldet sich der Star-Geiger mit seinem neuen Werk zurück. Dass der international gefeierte Geiger nicht nur im räumlichen, sondern auch im künstlerischen Sinn die Grenzen überschreitet, verdeutlicht die Auswahl der Songs: Von We Will Rock You (Queen), Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake), Viva La Vida (Coldplay) bis zu Music (John Miles), Scherzo (Beethoven) - David Garrett sieht gerade in der Vielfältigkeit die Herausforderung für ein Crossover-Album: Es geht mir bei allen meinen Bearbeitungen nie darum, Sounds und Stimmen wie etwa die von Queen und Freddy Mercury gleichsam auf mein Instrument herüber zu kopieren.(..) Du brauchstviel Kreativität, um den Funken überspringen zu lassen und die Werke im neuen Licht zu zeigen.
Dieses wunderschöne 56-seitige Buch im CD-Format in englischer und deutscher Sprache erzählt ihre Geschichte in ihren eigenen Worten, illustriert mit vielen Originalfotos aus ihrem gemeinsamen Leben. Im Lieferumfang befindet sich eine herausragende 70-minütige CD, auf der 10 Songs von ihren Bestseller-Alben liebevoll zusammengestellt sind.