Bodies, noise and power in industrial music

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Palgrave Macmillan,, Cham, Switzerland, p.1 online resource. (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00971386, (OCoLC)fst01730059, Corps humain dans la musique., fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Human body in music., Industrial music, Industrial music., Musique industrielle, Philosophie et esthétique., Philosophy and aesthetics.


Print version record.1. My Body Disgusts Me: Swans, Biopolitics, and the Liberation of the Body; James McCrea -- 2. Nadafa: Women's Bodies in Arab Hip Hop and Industrial Music; Steve Collins, Rachael Gunn, Susie Khamis -- 3. "The Odds of the Body": Clipping and Escapaing the Power Hold on the Black Body; Daniel Gillespie -- 4. All Too Human: Industrial Bodies and Anti-Bodies in the Time of Aids; Jason Whittaker -- 5. Cabaret Voltaire: Industrial Dada; Ben Eyes -- 6. Chance Meeting: disembodied voices in the work of Nurse with Wound and Cabaret Voltaire; Rupert Loydell -- 7. The Last Attempt at Paradise: Early Industrial Culture in Kansas; Francis X. Connor -- 8. Industrial Music and Inner Experience: Aural Abrasion as a Window to Post-Subjectivity; Jay Fraser -- 9. The Occultural Side of Industrial: far from its Origins to Industrial Black Metal; M. Cecilia Marchetto Santorun -- 10. "Happiness and Slavery", or Industrial Erotic; Elizabeth Potter.This edited collection delves into the industrial music genre, exploring the importance of music in (sub)cultural identity formation, and the impact of technology on the production of music. With its roots as early as the 1970s, industrial music emerged as a harsh, transgressive, and radically charged genre. The soundscape of the industrial is intense and powerful, adorned with taboo images, and thematically concerned with authority and control. Elemental to the genre is critical engagement with configurations of the body and related power. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this collection analyses the treatment of subjects like the Body (animal, human, machine), Noise (rhythmic, harsh) and Power (authority, institutions, law) in a variety of industrial musics elements. Throughout the collection, these three subjects are interrogated by examining lyrics, aesthetics, music videos, song writing, performance and audience reception. The chapters have been carefully selected to produce a diverse and intersectional perspective, including work on Black industrial musicians and Arabic and North African womens collaborations. Rather than providing historical context, the contributors interpret the finer elements of the aesthetics and discourses around physical bodies and power as expressed in the genre, expanding the industrial boundary and broadening the focus beyond white European industrial music. .Includes bibliographical references and index.