Living Stereo: Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound by Paul Théberge,Kyle Devine,Tom Everrett

By Paul Théberge,Kyle Devine,Tom Everrett

Stereo is far and wide. the full tradition and of song and sound turned prepared round the precept of stereophony through the 20th century. yet not anything approximately this-not the discovery or popularity or ubiquity of stereo-was inevitable. Nor did the cultured conventions, technological gadgets, and listening practices required to make feel of stereo emerge absolutely shaped, out of the blue.

This groundbreaking ebook uncovers the immense volume of labor that has been required to make stereo appear traditional, and which has been essential to retain stereo's position as a dominant mode of sound copy for over part a century. The essays contained inside of this e-book are thematically grouped less than (Audio) Positions, Listening Cultures, and Multichannel Sound and display Media; the cumulative impression is to strengthen examine in track, sound, and media reviews and to construct new bridges among the fields.

With contributions from best students throughout a number of disciplines, dwelling Stereo re-tells the historical past of twentieth-century aural and musical tradition in the course of the lens of stereophonic sound.

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