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Björk (Icons of Pop Music).

Dibben, Nicola

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ISBN 10: 0253220653 / ISBN 13: 9780253220653
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Bloomington :. Indiana University Press, 2009.Paperback. 224 pp.- This book provides the first music-based account of Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk's work to date. She is internationally recognized for her unique and innovative musical style, as well as her collaborative working relationship with artists, musicians, and sound engineers. Her work blurs boundaries between club and dance culture and "high art." Björk has won many awards, including Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film Dancer in the Dark, for which she also wrote the music. Nicola Dibben presents an analysis of audio and video tracks, live performances, and recorded sound, viewed through the critical reception, fanzines, and interviews that surround Björk's music. This analysis reveals recurrent cultural themes: landscape and identity, the relationship between humans and technology, song as a vehicle for emotional expression, and female autonomy. Additional chapters on Björk's compositional process--with newly gathered interview material--and on the critical-musicological approach adopted in the book round out this original study.English text. Condition : as new. Condition : as new copy. ISBN 9780253220653[KEYWORDS: music, Buchnummer des Verkäufers 84165

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Titel: Björk (Icons of Pop Music).

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This book provides the first music-based account of Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk's work to date. She is internationally recognized for her unique and innovative musical style, as well as her collaborative working relationship with artists, musicians, and sound engineers. Her work blurs boundaries between club and dance culture and "high art." Björk has won many awards, including Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film Dancer in the Dark, for which she also wrote the music. Nicola Dibben presents an analysis of audio and video tracks, live performances, and recorded sound, viewed through the critical reception, fanzines, and interviews that surround Björk's music. This analysis reveals recurrent cultural themes: landscape and identity, the relationship between humans and technology, song as a vehicle for emotional expression, and female autonomy. Additional chapters on Björk's compositional process—with newly gathered interview material—and on the critical-musicological approach adopted in the book round out this original study.

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Her music has undergone seemingly radical changes in style, from a background playing in Icelandic punk bands, a period working with jazz cover bands, the prankster-ish pop of the Sugarcubes, the unique blend of electronic dance and indie in her early solo career, to a style which has become increasingly experimental. --from the Introduction

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