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The Resource Sound play : video games and the musical imagination, William Cheng

Sound play : video games and the musical imagination, William Cheng

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Sound play : video games and the musical imagination
Title
Sound play
Title remainder
video games and the musical imagination
Statement of responsibility
William Cheng
Title variation
Video games and the musical imagination
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Video games open portals into fantastical worlds where imaginative play prevails. The virtual medium seemingly provides us with ample opportunities to behave and act out with relative safety and impunity. Or does it? Sound Play explores the aesthetic, ethical, and sociopolitical stakes of our engagements with gaming's audio phenomena-from sonic violence to synthesized operas, from democratic music-making to vocal sexual harassment. Author William Cheng shows how the simulated environments of games empower designers, composers, players, and scholars to test and tinker with music, noise, speech, and silence in ways that might not be prudent or possible in the real world. In negotiating utopian and alarmist stereotypes of video games, Sound Play synthesizes insights from across musicology, sociology, anthropology, communications, literary theory, and philosophy. With case studies that span Final Fantasy VI, Silent Hill, Fallout 3, The Lord of the Rings Online, and Team Fortress 2, this book insists that what we do in there - in the safe, sound spaces of games - can ultimately teach us a great deal about who we are and what we value (musically, culturally, humanly) out here
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AU@
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Cheng, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Video games
  • Video game music
  • Video game
Target audience
adult
Label
Sound play : video games and the musical imagination, William Cheng
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn879146832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 240 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199969975
Lccn
2013034626
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sound play : video games and the musical imagination, William Cheng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn879146832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 240 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199969975
Lccn
2013034626
Other physical details
illustrations

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