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Dark Sound

Feminine Voices in Sonic Shadow

By: D Ferrett
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Published: 28-05-2020
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 272
ISBN: 9781501325809
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Series: Ex:Centrics
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
RRP: £96.00
Online price: £86.40
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About Dark Sound

Dark Sound is a concept bound to music that embodies 'dark' themes such as melancholy, death, desire, violence, loss and longing. This text interrogates the attraction to dark sound and its historical association with femininity through case studies such as Moor Mother, Anna Calvi, Chelsea Wolfe, concluding with the intensely political repertoire of Greek-American composer and singer Diamanda Galás.

Table of contents

Introduction: Cosmologies of dark feminine soundings
1. Rewiring love-sick text and listening for the dark lady
2. At the frozen borderline of a music lover's discourse: The dark white voice
3. Open to the demonic: A sonic articulation of desire
4. The black hole song of unsounding mothers
5. Becoming-shadow thing, becoming-witch: Chelsea Wolfe's heavy mourning dirge
6. Abject virtuosa, darkened virtuosity: Diamanda Galás and swarms of power
Conclusion. Of the refrain: Is the future dark?

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