Listening to the sirens : musical technologies of queer identity from Homer to Hedwig9780520215870, 0-520-21587-7

Author : Judith A. Peraino
Description:The author offers a look at the results of a study on the use of music throughout history in order to test sexual norms. Starting with an analysis of the mythology associated with the sirens, whose singing was enchanted Odyssey, the author further to consider mythological musical creation, gods and demigods, associated with music, musicians and enchanted the audience with music that influenced their behavior, violating social norms. Considered seductive and transgressive singularity in music from the ancient Greeks through the middle ages to the modern period. The author analyzes the musical direction in which strange individuals Express and articulate their desires, present themselves, create community and to subvert heterosexual expectations. It covers a wide range of music, including medieval songs, works by Handel, Tchaikovsky and Britten, womens music and disco, performers types Judy garland, Melissa Etheridge, Madonna and Marilyn Manson, and movies like horror Show the rocky Horror and Hedwig and the ill-fated inch. , . , , , , , , , , . , . , , , . , , , , , , , , .
Categories: Art Music: Guitar
Year :2006
Publisher : University of California Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 370
File Info : pdf 5 Mb