Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

nationals and African students through the sound archive. From such perspective
on the circulation of knowledge and its accessibility in African institutions, the
outcome of academic literature will contribute to the curriculum transformation in
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Author: Luis Gimenez Amoros

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429012570

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe analyses the revitalisation and repatriation of historical recordings from the largest sound archive in Africa, the International Library of African Music (ILAM). It provides a postcolonial study on the African sound archive divided into three historical periods: the colonial period offers a critical analysis on how ILAM classifies its music through ethnic and linguistic groups; the postcolonial period reconsiders postcolonial nationhood, new/old mobility and cultural border crossing in present Africa; and the recent period of repatriation focuses on the author’s revitalisation of the sound archive. The main goal of this study is to reconsider the colonial demarcations of southern African mbira music provided by the International Library of African Music (ILAM). These mbira recordings reveal that the harmonic system used in different lamellophones (or mbiras) in southern Africa is musically related. The analysis of sound archives in Africa is an essential tool to envision the new ways in which African culture can be directed not only from postcolonial notions of nationhood or Afrocentric discourses but also for the necessity of bringing awareness of the circulation of musical cultures from and beyond colonial African borders.
Categories: Music

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

A Manual of Sound Archive Administration

This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme.

Author: Alan Ward

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015020795509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Sound and video tape archives are becoming increasingly important world-wide. As the commercial and non-commercial production of sound recordings increases, the need for preservation is being recognized in libraries, museums, radio and TV stations and university departments. The growth of interest in oral history and community records adds impetus to this need. This book sets out to explore and explain all the steps involved in setting up and managing a sound archive - acquiring the material, the necessary documentation, storage, and equipment and the need for a conservation programme. It is intended both for those without any formal archive training, but knowledge of sound recordings and those who are knowledgeable about archives, but have little experience of sound recordings.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Special Operations Executive SOE in Burma

The Special Operations Executive  SOE  in Burma

Sound Archive Sergeant Frederick Bailey (Sound Archive interview number
11752). Captain Robert Barron (Sound Archive interview number 10887). Major
Robert Boiteaux-Burdett (Sound Archive interview number 9851). Sergeant
Ronald ...

Author: Richard Duckett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786732729

Category: History

Page: 314

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In the mountains and jungles of occupied Burma during World War II, British special forces launched a series of secret operations, assisted by parts of the Burmese population. The men of the SOE, trained in sabotage and guerrilla warfare, worked in the jungle, deep behind enemy lines, to frustrate the puppet Burmese government of Ba Maw and continue the fight against Hirohito's Japan in a theatre starved of resources. Here, Richard Duckett uses newly declassified documents from the National Archives to reveal for the first time the extent of British special forces' involvement - from the 1941 operations until beyond Burma's independence from the British Empire in 1948. Duckett argues convincingly that `Operation Character' and `Operation Billet' - large SOE missions launched in support of General Slim's XIV Army offensive to liberate Burma - rank among the most militarily significant of the SOE's secret missions. Featuring a wealth of photographs and accompanying material never before published, including direct testimony recorded by veterans of the campaign and maps from the SOE files, The SOE in Burma tells a compelling story of courage and struggle in during World War II
Categories: History

William Haggar

William Haggar

Outside the Works: William advertises the show (National Screen and Sound
Archive of Wales) Desperate Poaching Affray: The Poachers (Sid Griffiths and
Will Haggar) surprised by the gamekeepers (National Screen and Sound Archive
of ...

Author: Peter Yorke

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781908262646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Biography of William Haggar, a pioneer of the cinema. Written by Haggar's great-grandson, the book draws on oral reminiscences, unpublished family memoirs and contemporary press reports. It tells the rags-to-riches story of a travelling theatrical who became one of Britain's select band of pioneer film-makers. Containing information on Victorian portable theatres, fairground bioscope shows and Haggar's films, it is a "must" for anyone interested in the popular entertainment of 100 years ago. Contents: - Ten chapters deal with Haggar's life (1851-1925) from his birth at Dedham, Essex, via forty years of travelling with portable theatres and his own Bioscope Exhibition, to respected retirement in Aberdare, South Wales. The last chapter relates the subsequent rediscovery of his films and the recognition of their pioneering quality. - Illustrations include contemporary family portraits, photographs of his huge ornate bioscope sh ow-fronts and stills from his films. - Eight factual appendices provide supporting lists and descriptions of plays and films; and the full texts of particular newspaper articles alluded to in the main narrative. - Notes on sources of information, references and other details. The author, William Haggar's great-grandson Peter Yorke was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, graduating in Classics in 1960. Much of his working life was spent representing the University of East Anglia, Norwich, as client to architects, consultants and contractors constructing the then "new university". Retiring in 1996 and moving to Dorset, he has researched his great-grandfather's life and times, travelling throughout England and Wales and to Australia to meet his Haggar relatives to consult their memories for inclusion in this book.
Categories: Performing Arts

Methodist Sound Archive

Methodist Sound Archive

This collection was born out of concern by the Methodist Church to preserve recorded reminiscences of individual Methodist ministers, lay office holders and ordinary members of extraordinary events within the life of the Methodist Church.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1181792338

Category: Electronic books

Page:

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This collection was born out of concern by the Methodist Church to preserve recorded reminiscences of individual Methodist ministers, lay office holders and ordinary members of extraordinary events within the life of the Methodist Church. Consists mainly of interviews and recordings of church events. The material provides an insight into the history, work and change throughout the church life. The tapes reveal details of missionary work.
Categories: Electronic books

Sound Archives

Sound Archives

Author: David Lance

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042572896

Category: Archives

Page: 218

View: 155

Categories: Archives

William Alwyn

William Alwyn

BBC Sound Archive 13048 (May 1949) History ofMr. Polly (Punting Scene, The
Potwell Inn, Wedding Scene, Cycling). Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Muir
Mathieson [10” 78 rpm] BBC Sound Archive 14333 (24 September 1948) Armagh
: City ...

Author: John C. Dressler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136660030

Category: Music

Page: 336

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William Alwyn: A Research and Information Guide is a catalogue, discography and annotated bibliography of the nearly 500 works of this twentieth-century British composer. It will be invaluable to twentieth-century British composer researchers and aficionados, music history courses, and film music courses.
Categories: Music

El Alamein

El Alamein

Dawyck Haig interview, 32636, IWM Sound Archive. Dawyck Haig interview,
32636, IWM Sound Archive. Private papers of C.T. Witherby, 78/61/1, IWM
Documents. Geoffrey Bays interview, 17610, IWM Sound Archive. Private papers
of G.P. ...

Author: Bryn Hammond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780964522

Category: History

Page: 344

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Before the Battle of El Alamein in 1942, the British had never won a major battle on land against the Germans; nor indeed had anyone else. Drawing on a remarkable array of first-hand accounts, this book reveals the personal experiences of those on the frontline and provides fascinating details of how the war was actually fought. It also includes analysis of the strategic decisions made by the generals. El Alamein 1942 is the story of exactly how a seemingly beaten and demoralized army turned near-defeat into victory in a little over four months of protracted and bloody fighting in the harsh North African desert.
Categories: History

Ukraine s forbidden history

Ukraine s forbidden history

This new work combines oraly history, archive and contemporary photographs to tell the horrifying story of the country and its people and their struggle for freedom. Includes 96 duotone plates.

Author: Tim Smith

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021007062

Category: Photography

Page: 108

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Until 1991 Ukraine was the largest nation in the world without independence. Long fought over by neighbouring Poles, Germans, Russians and eumanians, its recent history has been marked by extreme violence and over a quarter of its population were killed between 1930 and 1945 through famine, execution and war. This new work combines oraly history, archive and contemporary photographs to tell the horrifying story of the country and its people and their struggle for freedom. Includes 96 duotone plates.
Categories: Photography

The Management of Oral History Sound Archives

The Management of Oral History Sound Archives

THE PROCESSING AND ORGANIZATION OF COLLECTIONS If the heart and
soul of a sound archive are its public services and cultural mission , then its body
and blood are the organization and technical processing of its collections .

Author: Frederick J. Stielow

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UVA:X001355703

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 858

Designed for both manual and computerized applications, this up-to-date, definitive manual fills the information needs of established and beginning professionals in the fields of oral history and folklore archival management. It offers complete theoretical and practical guidelines for creating, organizing, and managing a sound archive according to state-of-the-art principles that are applicable to virtually any type of project or collection. Amateurs, students, and professionals will find essential information on every aspect of the field--from public service and community outreach activities to legal implications, technical processing, and preservation. The manual supplies, in addition, a simplified guide to data-processing and microcomputer applications for the sound archivist or librarian. Beginning with a concise introduction to the field, it outlines the elements of sound archive organization and management. The author discusses in detail the important public relations and legal requirements that should be considered, including services and security, ethical guidelines, and questions surrounding the issues of libel, access, and freedom of information. Chapters on processing, organizing, and conserving collections provide data on acquisitions, appraisals, types of processing, the technological framework, security, preservation masters, user copies, and storage. The introduction to microcomputer applications covers transcribing and word processing, data base management systems, research, and other uses.
Categories: History

Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook Second Edition

Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook   Second Edition

See also f The Creating HTML reports recipe f The Efficient use of views recipe
Making noise with HTML5 browsers This recipe describes ... If Jenkins has
problems finding the sound archive with an error message such as File not found
'file:/C ...

Author: Alan Mark Berg

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784399245

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 471

If you are a Java developer, a software architect, a technical project manager, a build manager, or a development or QA engineer, then this book is ideal for you. A basic understanding of the software development life cycle and Java development is needed, as well as a rudimentary understanding of Jenkins.
Categories: Computers

Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge

Sustaining Indigenous Knowledge

the uSe of Sound arChIveS for the InveStIgatIon, teaChIng and SafeguardIng of
SoMe endangered uralIC languageS. 3. Victor Denisov and Tjeerd de Graaf
Introduction In Russia many old sound recordings still remain hidden in archives
and ...

Author: Erich Kasten

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783942883122

Category: Education

Page: 284

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The contributions to this volume present ways in which indigenous knowledge in minority communities is sustained and how attempts are made to safeguard endangered languages. Two recent seminars at the Foundation for Siberian Cultures were devoted to the discussion of community-based pedagogical initiatives in Siberia, with comparative examples from other parts of the world. In this volume, scholars with backgrounds in anthropology, linguistics and in the use of new media share their experiences of how to design adequate learning tools in collaboration with their native colleagues. In their articles they discuss previous shortcomings and limitations, with the aim of exploring future directions for maintaining cultural diversities, not only in Siberia, but also among many other peoples of the world.
Categories: Education

Recorded Sound

Recorded Sound

1961 . 10 ' 35 " . In Swedish Radio sound archive Ballad utan ord , Op . 56
orchestra ( Ballad without words ) Malmö Radio Orch . cond . Sten - Ake Axelson .
r . 2 Sept . 1958 . 15 ' 56 " . In Swedish Radio sound archive . Barocco Suite see
Suite ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004307190

Category: Music

Page:

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Categories: Music

The Editorial Gaze

The Editorial Gaze

See Guinness Book of Recorded Sound (London: Guinness Books, 1984): 34–35
, where the machine is pictured. 4 See ... 7 A portfolio of policy documents from
Australia's National Film and Sound Archive includes a “Selection and Aquisition
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Author: Paul Eggert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317777137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 423

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

16 P. Lowson, 6 Durham Light Infantry, IWM Sound Archive 12249. 17 David
Elliott, a stretcher-bearer in the Royal Armoured Medical Corps, IWM Sound
Archive 16706. 18 Major Toby Taylor sent me this account in 2002 ('Taylor's
Report').

Author: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141906164

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 421

* * * Special 75th Anniversary Edition * * * Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not been for the tenacity of the British soldiers who stayed behind to ensure they got away. Men like Sergeant Major Gus Jennings who died smothering a German stick bomb in the church at Esquelbecq in an effort to save his comrades, and Captain Marcus Ervine-Andrews VC who single-handedly held back a German attack on the Dunkirk perimeter thereby allowing the British line to form up behind him. Told to stand and fight to the last man, these brave few battalions fought in whatever manner they could to buy precious time for the evacuation. Outnumbered and outgunned, they launched spectacular and heroic attacks time and again, despite ferocious fighting and the knowledge that for many only capture or death would end their struggle. 'A searing story . . . both meticulous military history and a deeply moving testimony to the extraordinary personal bravery of individual soldiers' Tim Gardam, The Times 'Sebag-Montefiore tells [the story] with gusto, a remarkable attention to detail and an inexhaustible appetite for tracking down the evidence' Richard Ovary, Telegraph Hugh Sebag-Montefiore was a barrister before becoming a journalist and then an author. He wrote the best-selling Enigma: The Battle for the Code. One of his ancestors was evacuated from Dunkirk.
Categories: History

Noise

Noise

The British Library Sound Archive was also a key collaborator in the whole Noise
project, providing not just expert guidance but also invaluable access to its
extraordinary collection of recordings. So I wish to thank Richard Ranft, the Head
of ...

Author: David Hendy

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659446

Category: Music

Page: 382

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Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to represent their spiritual power. And in modern metropolises we are battered by the roar of sound that surrounds us. In the first narrative history of the subject which puts humans at its centre, and following the author's major BBC Radio 4 series Noise, acclaimed historian David Hendy describes the history of noise - which is also the history of listening. As he puts it: 'By thinking about sound and listening, I want to get closer to what it felt like to live in the past.' This unusual book reveals fascinating changes in how we have understood our fellow human beings and the world around us. For although we might see ourselves inhabiting a visual world, our lives are shaped by our need to hear and be heard.
Categories: Music