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Brian Eno: Oblique Music

Posted: August 17th, 2016 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Edited by Sean Albiez and David Pattie (Bloomsbury Academic)

Brian Eno: Oblique Music is the first academic collection to take a detailed multi-perspectival look at the work of one of the most influential figures in popular music. Edited by Dr Sean Albiez (Southampton Solent University, UK) and Professor David Pattie (University of Chester, UK), the book features studies by a number of academics based in the United Kingdom and United States. The collection contents are:

Introduction: David Pattie & Sean Albiez – Brian Eno: A Problem of Organization

PART ONE – Eno: Composer, Musician and Theorist

1 David Pattie – The Bogus Men: Eno, Ferry and Roxy Music

2 Cecilia Sun – Brian Eno, Non-Musicianship and the Experimental Tradition

3 David Pattie – Taking the Studio by Strategy

4 Chris Atton – Between the Avant-Garde and the Popular: the Discursive Economy of Brian Eno’s Musical Practices

5 Mark Edward Achtermann – Yes, But Is It Music? Brian Eno and the Definition of Ambient Music

6 Hillegonda C. Rietveld – The Lovely Bones: Music from Beyond

7 Sean Albiez – The Voice and/of Brian Eno

PART TWO – The University of Eno: Production and Collaborations

8 Sean Albiez & Ruth Dockwray – Before and after Eno: Situating ‘The Recording Studio as Compositional Tool’

9 Kingsley Marshall & Rupert Loydell – Control and Surrender: Eno remixed – Collaboration and Oblique Strategies

10 Elizabeth Ann Lindau – Avant-Gardism, ‘Africa’ and Appropriation in My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

11 Jonathan Stewart – Eno and Devo

12 Noel McLaughlin – Another Green World? Eno, Ireland and U2

13 Martin James – Documenting No Wave: Brian Eno as Urban Ethnographer

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