Mira Corpora

By Jeff Jackson

One of the 'Best Books of 2013.'
Slate, Flavorwire, Largehearted Boy, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor

"To learn Jeff Jackson’s Mira Corpora is to go into right into a trance country. A hypnotic, brutal, and lyric exploration of minor, trauma and the development of reminiscence, this novel is like not anything I’ve ever learn sooner than and is, undoubtedly, one in all my favourite books released this year."
—Laura van den Berg, Salon

"A piercing howl of a e-book. Slyly seductive and completely gripping ... [Jackson's] prose essentially crackles and sparks. This punk coming-of-age tale smolders lengthy after the booklet is through."

"Style is pre-eminent in Jeff Jackson's eerie and enigmatic debut. The prose works just like the expressionless mask worn by means of killers in horror films."
Wall highway Journal

"Episodic but suspenseful, smeared with gutter detritus but glittering with right-on apercus, the unconventional supplies either jolts to the backbone and nutrients for thought."

"A gutter punk Catcher within the Rye."
Shelf Awareness

"What’s so much compelling—and terrifying... is the originality and execution. [Mira Corpora] has a really cinematic caliber to it, just like the dreamscapes of a Lynch, or, greater, a wierd, filmic mash-up of Lord of the Flies, Demian, and House of Leaves, as directed through concord Korine."

"[A] enchanting debut, which reads like a few pass among Bruno Schulz and the backstories of random characters from Penelope Spheeris’ 1984 movie Suburbia. It’s the overarching sensibility that still places Mira Corpora in a distinct crew of books that could in basic terms be dubbed Punk Lit. "

"It's high quality paintings in its manic pacing and its summoning of definite cultural logos. current annoying with a vengeance. i am hoping the e-book unearths the intense readers who're in the market expecting this type of fiction to hit them within the face."
—Don DeLillo

"Jeff Jackson is likely one of the so much terribly proficient younger writers i have learn in a long time. His unusually serene but gripping, unsettling, and fantastically rendered novel Mira Corpora has inside all of it the earmarks of an enormous new literary voice."
—Dennis Cooper

Mira Corpora is the debut novel from acclaimed playwright Jeff Jackson, an encouraged, dreamlike experience by way of a particular new talent.

Literary and creative, but in addition fast paced and gripping, Mira Corpora charts the adventure of a tender runaway. A coming-of-age tale for those that hate coming-of-age tales, that includes a colony of outcast young children, teenage oracles, enjoyment parks haunted by way of gibbons, mysterious cassette tapes, and a reclusive underground rockstar.

With awesome precision, Jackson weaves a relocating story of discovery and self-preservation throughout a startling, brilliant landscape.

Jeff Jackson holds an MFA from NYU and is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Virginia heart for the artistic Arts. 5 of his performs were produced by means of the Obie Award–winning Collapsable Giraffe company.

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How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy

By Stephen Witt

Finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times ebook Prize, the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas e-book Prize, and the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey company e-book of the Year

New York Times Editors’ Choice

ONE OF THE YEAR'S most sensible BOOKS: The Washington put up • The Financial Times • Slate • The Atlantic • Time • Forbes

“[How tune bought Free] has the transparent writing and brisk reportorial acumen of a Michael Lewis book.”—Dwight Garner, The ny Times

What occurs whilst a whole iteration commits an identical crime?

How tune acquired Free is a riveting tale of obsession, tune, crime, and funds, that includes visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy young children. It’s concerning the maximum pirate in background, the main strong govt within the track company, a progressive invention and an unlawful web site 4 occasions the scale of the iTunes track Store. 

Journalist Stephen Witt strains the key background of electronic track piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc production plant the place manufacturing facility employee Dell Glover leaked approximately thousand albums over the process a decade, to the high-rises of midtown long island the place tune government Doug Morris cornered the worldwide marketplace on rap, and, ultimately, into the darkest recesses of the Internet.

Through those interwoven narratives, Witt has written an exhilarating ebook that depicts the instant in heritage whilst usual existence grew to become endlessly entwined with the realm online—when, unexpectedly, all of the tune ever recorded was once to be had at no cost. within the page-turning culture of writers like Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright, Witt’s deeply suggested first ebook introduces the unforgettable characters—inventors, executives, manufacturing facility staff, and smugglers—who revolutionized a complete artform, and divulges for the 1st time the key underworld of media pirates that reworked our electronic lives.

An impossible to resist never-before-told tale of greed, crafty, genius, and deceit, How tune acquired Free isn’t only a tale of the song industry—it’s a must-read heritage of the web itself.

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Can't Stop Won't Stop : A History of the Hip Hop Generation

By Jeff Chang

Forged within the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop grew to become the Esperanto of teen uprising and a generation-defining flow. In a post-civil rights period outlined by means of deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and remodeled American politics and tradition. yet that epic tale hasn't ever been advised with this type of breadth, perception, and style.

Based on unique interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang contributors, with unforgettable photos of a lot of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, together with DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice dice, Can't cease will not Stop chronicles the occasions, the information, the tune, and the artwork that marked the hip-hop generation's upward thrust from the ashes of the 60's into the hot millennium. here's a strong cultural and social historical past of the top of the yankee century, and a provocative inspect the recent global that the hip-hop new release created.

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Australian Piano Music of the Twentieth Century (Music Reference Collection,)

By Larry Sitsky

This is the 1st booklet to comprehensively hide the entire Australian piano song of the 20 th century. it's lavishly illustrated with over three hundred track examples, giving a truly transparent photo of a few of the composers and kinds. The composers are indexed inside of a variety of historic and stylistic blocks in addition to inside attention in their personal pianistic prowess. the big variety of rankings may also help destiny researchers in addition to recording and live performance pianists who're trying to find new and intriguing repertoire.

This is a useful e-book absolute to entice song fans, the pro musician and beginner, and scholars. in reality, an individual attracted to the piano and its historic evolution will enjoy this volume.

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Here Come the Regulars: How to Run a Record Label on a Shoestring Budget

By Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson began recording song while he was once 13 and introduced his personal profitable label, Afternoon files, in 2003, whilst he used to be simply eighteen. Now this wunderkind of the indie song scene has written the last word advisor for all these intending to a occupation within the list industry.Here Come the Regulars covers territory starting from a label's photo to its price range, concentrating on the significance of running a blog tradition and the way to take advantage of new media like MySpace, fb, Twitter, Amazon, and iTunes to the simplest virtue.

Aside from its crucial advice―including a fair account of the function of legal professionals, contracts, and checklist deals―this available advisor additionally includes key functional info starting from pattern criminal agreements and press releases to genuine figures illustrating how much cash to spend on what (promotion, travel expenditures, even T-shirts), all particularly aimed at the younger upstart with little or no within the bank.

As front guy for the indie-pop band One for the staff and the editor of the tune web publication MFR, Anderson demonstrates how an brisk and persevering small label can thrive in an period of massive field shops and homogenized radio stations. displaying easy methods to commence with $500 and an place of work that is the measurement of your bed room closet since it is your bed room closet, Here Come the Regulars becomes the dog-eared, underlined bible in your nightstand. C

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Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Process

By Lewis Lockwood

It's popular that Mozart built his works in his head after which easily transcribed them onto paper, whereas Beethoven laboured assiduously over sketches and drafts. certainly Beethoven's vast sketchbooks (which overall over 8,000 pages) and the autograph manuscripts, masking numerous phases of improvement, demonstrate the composer systematically exploring and evolving his musical rules. via shut research of person works, Lewis Lockwood strains the inventive procedure because it emerges in Beethoven's sketches and manuscripts. 4 stories handle the composition of the "Eroica" symphony from numerous viewpoints. The chamber works mentioned contain the Cello Sonata in an enormous, Opus sixty nine (of which the complete autograph manuscripts of the 1st circulation is released the following in facsimile), the string quartet Opus fifty nine No. 1, and the Cavatina of the later quartet Opus a hundred thirty. Lockwood's research complements our realizing of Beethoven's musical ideas and stylistic advancements in addition to the compositional technique itself. In a last bankruptcy the writer outlines the significance of Beethoven's autographs for the trendy performer. Lewis Lockwood is additionally writer of "Music in Renaissance Ferrara" which gained the Kinkeldey (music) and Marraro (history) prizes.

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Fingerpicking Beatles

By Eric Schoenberg

16 unique preparations of songs for fingerstyle guitarists of all degrees, in usual notation and tablature, with tips about studying each one association, via Eric Schoenberg.

All My Loving
I believe Fine
Things We acknowledged Today
It's merely Love
I'm searching through You
I must have identified Better
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Hey Jude
Your mom may still Know
Here, There & Everywhere
I'll Get You
Lady Madonna
Mother Nature's Son

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K-pop: Korea's Musical Explosion (Nonfiction - Young Adult)

"Featuring quirky horse-riding dance strikes and an infectious digital beat, an not going song video and its top synthetic historical past in 2012. In December of that 12 months, ""Gangnam Style"" reached a thousand million hits on YouTube the main perspectives ever. likely in a single day, the South Korean pop famous person at the back of the hit Psy (Park Jae-sang) turned a loved ones identify.

But Psy is simply a part of the tale. different South Korean pop sensations comparable to ladies' iteration, 2NE1, and BigBang are a part of a world sensation known as Hallyu, or the Korean Wave. South Korean bands are acting to offered out arenas around the globe, and lovers cannot get adequate of South Korean track, movies, tv, meals, and manhwa (cartoons).

K-Pop: Korea's Musical Explosion strains the adventure of South Korean pop song, from the early affects of yank rock 'n' roll within the Fifties to the luck of a tiger-eyed sensation referred to as Rain, who wowed American audiences within the early 2000s. detect how this Korean Justin Timberlake, and people who got here after him, rose via South Korea s star-making process via grueling exertions to seduce overseas audiences with their tight choreographies, impossible to resist beats, outrageous clothes, and fascinating level exhibits. you are going to turn into a part of the K-Pop fandom international too!"

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The Twelve-Note Music of Anton Webern: Old Forms in a New Language (Music in the Twentieth Century)

By Kathryn Bailey

This significant new learn reassesses the location of Anton Webern in twentieth-century track. The twelve-note approach to composition followed by way of Anton Webern had profound effects for composers of the following new release equivalent to Stockhausen and Boulez, who observed Webern's song as innovative. In her precise analyses, even though, Professor Bailey demonstrates a essentially conventional element to Webern's creativity, whilst describing his personal track. Professor Bailey analyses all Webern's twelve-note works (from Op. 17 to Op. 31) i.e. the instrumental and vocal track written among 1924 and 1943. those analyses draw on cartoon fabric lately made to be had on the Paul Sacher origin in Basel and contain transcriptions of little-known drafts and sketches. A most beneficial point of the publication is the inclusion in appendices of such fabrics as an entire clarification of the row content material of every paintings, the right kind major kind of all the rows from Op. 20 onwards, with a matrix built for every, and exhaustive row analyses.

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Harmonica For Dummies

By Winslow Yerxa

Are you hankering to play the harmonica? Harmonica For Dummies is an easy-to-read perform consultant that provides you step by step directions and will get you making song very quickly! no matter if you’re an skilled harmonica participant, this jump-in-anywhere reference is full of assistance and enjoying recommendations that may take your abilities to the following point.

This quick, enjoyable, hands-on advisor is helping you decide your first harmonica and exhibits you the way to carry it, make your first sounds, and preserve it fresh and dealing good. worthy diagrams enable you form sounds utilizing your tongue, throat, and fingers. ahead of you recognize it you’ll be taking part in melodies, chugging out rhythms, and bending notes conveniently. You’ll additionally choose up a few fundamentals of song conception and find out how to learn the notation and tablature for the entire song within the publication. observe how to:

  • Play correct out of the field with very little event utilizing a cheap diatonic harmonica within the key of C
  • Make that awesome wailing sound
  • Create interesting rhythms and play solo
  • Understand how the harmonica works
  • Play the entire track at the Bonus CD
  • Read tablature, teach your eye, and improve your ear
  • Breath properly whereas playing
  • Bend notes up and down
  • Play one harp in lots of keys
  • Develop your type in blues rock, nation, folks, and more
  • Play with different musicians
  • Work with a microphone to create nice sounds

So cease dreaming and begin enjoying! Harmonica For Dummies gets you wailing in no time!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics will not be incorporated as a part of publication file.

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