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Osiris Music, Sound, and the Laboratory from, 1750-1980

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ISBN-10: 022605375X

ISBN-13: 9780226053752

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alexandra Hui, Julia Kursell, Myles W. Jackson

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The understanding of sound underwent profound changes with the advent of laboratory science in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. New techniques of sound visualization and detection, the use of electricity to generate sound, and the emergence of computers radically reshaped the science of acoustics and the practice of music. The essays in this volume of Osiris explore the manifold transformations of sound ranging from soundproof rooms to psychoacoustics of seismology to galvanic music to pedaling technique. They also discuss more general themes such as the nature of scientific evidence and the development of instruments and instrumentation. In examining the reciprocity between music and science, this volume reaches a new register in the evolution of scientific methodology during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Alexandra Hui is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Mississippi State University.

Myles W. Jackson is Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science at NYU-Gallatin and Professor of History at NYU. He is the author of Spectrum of Belief: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics and Harmonious Triads: Physicists, Musicians, and Instrument Makers in Nineteenth-Century Germany, both published by the MIT Press.