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Author Moseley, Roger, 1974- author.

Title Keys to play : music as a ludic medium from Apollo to Nintendo / Roger Moseley.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 453 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series BiblioLabs, LLC. Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-422) and index.
Contents Prelude: press any key to start -- Pt I. Fields and interfaces of musical play -- Key 1 Ludomusicality -- Key 2 Digital analogies -- Pt II. Play by play : improvisation, performance, recreation -- Key 3 The emergence of musical play -- Key 4 High scores: WAM vs. LVB -- Key 5 Play again?
Summary "How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to play spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to chart an archaeology of musical play and its animation via improvisation, performance, and recreation. As a paradigmatic digital interface, the keyboard forms a field of play on which the book's diverse objects of inquiry--from clavichords to PCs and eighteenth-century musical dice games to the latest rhythm-action titles--enter into analogical relations. Remapping the keyboard's topography by way of Mozart and Super Mario, who head an expansive cast of historical and virtual actors, Keys to play invites readers to unlock ludic dimensions of music that are at once old and new."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Music -- Performance -- History.
Keyboards (Music) -- History.
Play (Philosophy)
Video games -- Psychological aspects.
MUSIC -- History & Criticism.
Media studies.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
The arts.
Keyboards (Music) (OCoLC)fst00987015
Music -- Performance. (OCoLC)fst01030398
Play (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01066954
Video games -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01166438
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Moseley, Roger, 1974- Keys to play. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520291249 (DLC) 2016013674
ISBN 9780520965096 (electronic bk.)
0520965094 (electronic bk.)
9780520291249 (paperback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000057253530
CHBIS 011023240
CHDSB 006648917
CHVBK 375382194
CHVBK 492287198
GBVCP 1008666580

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