* Listening: CD 1:1 (Beethoven’s Symphony #9) & CD 1:2 (Japanese gagaku) 3. Sounds are organized into music by people thus; music is a form of humanly organized sound * Music is a human phenomenon
A League of Their Own (Marshall, 1992) explicitly characterizes an American era when a woman’s place was in the home. Even our modern perspective implicitly follows suit. Although women have gained rights and freedoms since the 1930’s, sexism remains prevalent in America. This film offers an illustration when men went to war and big business men utilized women as temporary replacements in factories, sports, and so on. Here, course concepts, such as gender socialization, gender expressions, role stereotypes, emotion expressions, and language, correspond to the film’s characters and themes.
In Jean-Louis Comolli and Jean Narboni’s essay “Cinema/Ideology/Criticism,” they put forward the central argument that film is a commercial product in the capitalist system and therefore also the unconscious instrument of the dominant ideology which produces it. In opposition to the classic film theory that applauds camera as an impartial device to reproduce reality, they argue that what the camera reproduces is merely a refraction of the prevailing ideology. Therefore, the primary and political task for filmmakers is to disrupt this replication of the world as self-evident and the function of film criticism is to identify and evaluate that politics. Comolli and Narboni then suggest seven categories of films confronting ideology in different ways, among which the second category resists the prevailing ideology on two levels. Films of this group not only overtly deal with political contents in order to “attack their ideological assimilation” (Comolli and Narboni 483), but also achieve their goal through breaking down the conventional way of depicting reality.
According to Laurence O’Donnell, “Music is thought to link all of the emotional, spiritual, and physical elements of the universe.” This proves that music is more than a simple class teaching random notes. It is a common denominator
Music is there whenever you need it. It’s everlasting. We hear it everywhere; the phones that take up most of our time, the tv in the background, the stores we walk in and out of, in the car getting from
People say naturally that the only way there's a sound is if you can hear it. Now, based on the two passages, 'Hearing Sound does not Require Ears' by Tabitha Callaway, and 'Sound is All around Us' by Jason Torres. Which state that sound there without us being able to hear it. As well as you not even needing ears to hear in the first place.
What do you think when you hear sound? Do you think of the old tale that says if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make any noise? Or do not question it and move on with life. Believe it or not sound is everywhere. Sound works in many different ways, to fully understand it, let's break it down into three main pieces. First of all sound is energy, next sound can change, Lastly to hear and to understand are two different things.
The xenophobia that engulfed the American society during the 1940s created a world of censorship in the entertainment industry. Many people were concerned with leftist thoughts because of the fear that there were Russian spies lurking around, reporting back in order to corrupt the nation. After just fighting the Cold War, citizens were on edge about Communism and propaganda that endorsed it. The Hollywood industry used to be an outlet of free expression that depicted political issues, until that was all taken away due to this caution. This started the blacklisting of individuals in the entertainment industry. “A blacklist is a register of people who are
In the podcast, Sound as Touch, Radiolab conducted a study in which parents and infants were recorded to find a pattern of common tunes in the interaction, crossing all cultural barriers. When parents of different languages expressed happiness to their infants, there was rise and fall in the melody. Sound is like touch and even scientifically this makes sense. Jonah in the podcast explains that waves vibrate and travel into the listener’s ears and more specifically moving the ear bones. This way, hairs stimulate electricity and ingrains into our brain, which results in sounds.
Without the human intention, perception, and interpretation of sound, then the existence of music would be imaginary. Music includes talking words in a way that the person creates a sound that is made with the intention of being music (Deutsch, Diana 10-13, Justus & Timothy., 33-40). Besides, people can perceive silence and sound and put them together so as to call the outcome music. In Bakan’s fourth proposition, he identifies the approach as the Human Intention and Perception (HIP) approach (Resnicow, Joel E., 10-22). In other words, the proposition tries to suggest that music is inseparable from the makers; or more specifically the people who perceive and experience it. Bakan gives numerous examples to show that music is a product of human intention and perception. This paper conducts research and gives appropriate examples to show that music is only identified as music if the person is making it has the intention for their words to be music.
I have grown up into a generation of people filled with sounds. The resonance of pianos, guitars, and violins, the cry of horns, and the amorphous sounds of countless synths. The sounds have touch my eardrum in a way that has me addicted, I am an audiophile. My days of music started in the womb with the countless concerts and jams that my mother enjoyed and has continued to this day bringing my music to the yellow-line pushing the decibels right before red-lining.
No matter who a person thinks invented the motion picture camera, whether it was Louis Lumiere or Thomas Edison, I'm sure they had no idea what it would become at the turn of the century. Motion pictures, has become an entertainment medium like no other. From Fred Ott's Sneeze to Psycho to Being John Malkovich, the evolution from moving pictures to a pure art form has been quite amazing. Different steps in filming techniques define eras in one of the most amazing ideas that was ever composed. Silent to Sound. Short to long. Black and white to color. Analog to Digital. All were important marks in the History of Motion Pictures. "It's different than other arts. It had to be invented"
Music is a very peculiar term. Everyone knows what it is, yet there are different interpretations and definitions of what it means to them as seen from the varying styles of composers over time. In Beethoven’s case, music to him was an escape from reality and his greatest ally in cooperating with deafness. However, there are other composers who sought to think otherwise. John Cage is an exemplary modern composer who believed that music doesn’t need to make sense. He simply loved music for the pleasure of hearing sounds just as what they are.
Few would argue against the idea that we educate ourselves and our society so that we have adequate means with which to understand and interact with elements of the world around us. Subjects such as mathematics, language, history, and the hard sciences are granted immediate and unquestioned legitimacy in our schools, and with good reason. We encounter each of these elements of our lives on a daily basis. We need to have an understanding of these disciplines in order to interact with them, otherwise they are meaningless to us. I submit that the same can be said for the fundamental concepts of music. Music is something that we encounter in our society every day. It surrounds us. Indeed
Music itself is considered as a language. Music and language are related in many ways. Because music stimulates our sense of hearing, it is clear that music can, and inevitably does, convey information. I consider that music is, by its very nature, has the power to express everything, whether a feeling, an attitude of mind, a psychological mood, a phenomenon of nature, etc. Although it can be said that music usually tends to express something, this is only an illusion, and not a reality. It is precisely this, which produces in us a unique emotion which has nothing in common with our ordinary sensations and our responses to the impressions of daily life. Music expresses, at different moments, serenity or liveliness, regret or triumph, fury or delight. It expresses each of these moods, and many others, in a numberless variety of differences. It may even express a state of meaning for which there exists no adequate word in any language. In that case, musicians often like to say that it has only a purely musical meaning. They sometimes go farther and say that all music has only a purely musical meaning. My own belief is that all music has an expressive power, some more and some less, but that all music has a certain