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The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music

Author
Nina Sun Eidsheim
Publisher / Label
Duke University Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2019
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
288
ISBN
978-0822368687

Index

Contents

Acknowledgments  xi

Introduction. The Acousmatic Question
Who Is This?  1

1. Formal and Informal Pedagogies
Believing in Race, Teaching Race, Hearing Race  39

2. Phantom Genealogy
Sonic Blackness and the American Operatic Timbre  61

3. Familiarity as Strangeness
Jimmy Scott and the Question of Black Timbral Masculinity  91

4. Race as Zeros and Ones
Vocaloid Refused, Reimagined, and Repurposed  115

5. Bifurcated Listening
The Inimitable, Imitated Billie Holiday  151

6. Widening Rings of Being
The Singer as Stylist and Technician  177

Appendix  201   Notes  205   Bibliography  243   Index  259