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The Resource The hum of the world : a philosophy of listening, Lawrence Kramer

The hum of the world : a philosophy of listening, Lawrence Kramer

Label
The hum of the world : a philosophy of listening
Title
The hum of the world
Title remainder
a philosophy of listening
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Kramer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Hum of the World is an invitation to contemplate what would happen if we heard the world as attentively as we see it. Balancing big ideas with playful wit and lyrical prose, this imaginative volume identifies the role of sound in Western experience as the primary medium in which the presence and persistence of life acquire tangible form. The positive experience of aliveness is not merely in accord with sound, but inaccessible, even inconceivable, without it. Lawrence Kramer's poetic book roves freely over music, media, language, philosophy, and science from the ancient world to the present, along the way revealing how life is apprehended through sounds ranging from pandemonium to the faint background hum of the world. Easily moving from reflections on pivotal texts and music to the introduction of elemental concepts, this warm meditation on auditory culture uncovers the knowledge and pleasure made available when we recognize that the world is alive with sound
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kramer, Lawrence
Dewey number
128/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.S59
LC item number
K73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sounds
  • Sounds
  • Music
  • Language and languages
Label
The hum of the world : a philosophy of listening, Lawrence Kramer
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223127902527
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Sound and knowledge -- The audiable: an introduction -- Some leitmotifs -- The standard of vision -- A philosophy of listening? -- Constructive description -- Sight, sound, and language -- The sound of words -- Seeing, saying, and hearing -- The audiable: variations on a theme -- Music in the air -- "No sound without music" -- Language and the human -- Lord Bacon's echoes -- Ripple effects: distant voices -- The infinite broadcast -- Immanence -- Reading transfigured: St. Augustine -- To the life: the image -- Moving pictures -- Modern times: the cartoon -- The sound of meaning -- Music and the audiable: a suite in three movements -- Plato's singing school -- Musical synesthesia -- The music of language -- The soundscape -- Song -- Noise and silence -- Fish, flesh, or fowl -- Sensory hybrids -- "Waiting to be the music" -- Circle songs -- Forty-part motets -- The ether -- Elemental media -- Elemental fluids -- Writing the soundscape -- Haunting melodies -- The lifelike. The undead -- Beyond words? -- The audiable and the audible -- Into silence -- Enchantments of the name -- The inaudible -- On saying "I am" -- The shriek -- Metal -- Here comes that song again -- The mirror of silence -- Rhythmic hearing -- Media all the way down -- The auditory window -- Cacophony: dispossession (Beckett) -- Euphony: repossession (Beckett) -- Worldly dissonance -- Sounds of battle: the Civil War -- Sounds of battle: World War One -- Ulysses in Auschwitz -- Sounding bodies -- Pandemonium? -- Songs of entropy -- By hand -- Past and present -- Consciousness
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780520303492
Lccn
2018054008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554913
Label
The hum of the world : a philosophy of listening, Lawrence Kramer
Publication
Bar code
31223127902527
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Sound and knowledge -- The audiable: an introduction -- Some leitmotifs -- The standard of vision -- A philosophy of listening? -- Constructive description -- Sight, sound, and language -- The sound of words -- Seeing, saying, and hearing -- The audiable: variations on a theme -- Music in the air -- "No sound without music" -- Language and the human -- Lord Bacon's echoes -- Ripple effects: distant voices -- The infinite broadcast -- Immanence -- Reading transfigured: St. Augustine -- To the life: the image -- Moving pictures -- Modern times: the cartoon -- The sound of meaning -- Music and the audiable: a suite in three movements -- Plato's singing school -- Musical synesthesia -- The music of language -- The soundscape -- Song -- Noise and silence -- Fish, flesh, or fowl -- Sensory hybrids -- "Waiting to be the music" -- Circle songs -- Forty-part motets -- The ether -- Elemental media -- Elemental fluids -- Writing the soundscape -- Haunting melodies -- The lifelike. The undead -- Beyond words? -- The audiable and the audible -- Into silence -- Enchantments of the name -- The inaudible -- On saying "I am" -- The shriek -- Metal -- Here comes that song again -- The mirror of silence -- Rhythmic hearing -- Media all the way down -- The auditory window -- Cacophony: dispossession (Beckett) -- Euphony: repossession (Beckett) -- Worldly dissonance -- Sounds of battle: the Civil War -- Sounds of battle: World War One -- Ulysses in Auschwitz -- Sounding bodies -- Pandemonium? -- Songs of entropy -- By hand -- Past and present -- Consciousness
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780520303492
Lccn
2018054008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554913

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