Pacific Street Films
Most widely held works about Pacific Street Films
Most widely held works by Pacific Street Films
Exploring the world of music ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture can create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Includes rare archival footage and contemporary performances, and themes such as music and the environment, music as cultural memory, and how technology changes music.
Rhythm ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
"Marking time and moving through our bodies, rhythm has a special relationship both to musical form and to worldwide dance traditions. How rhythm structures music is examined through the American marching band, North Indian tala, the Japanese shakuhachi tradition, West African drumming, and Afro-Cuban dance music."--Faculty manual.
Sound, music, and the environment ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Considers what is meant by music and explores the definition of music from the scientific sine wave to poetic metaphor. Examines the impact of the cultural environment on music as different as Bosnian ganga and becarac singing, Tuvan throat singing, Irish, West African, Trinidadian, and Japanese music, and Western chamber music, jazz, and rock.
Music and technology ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
"New instrument types and new electronic media for distribution are obvious results of technology, but so were the first bone flute and the first stretched catgut. How technology affects music is examined here in a case study of the flute, and in an aexamination of developing recording and composing technologies where the roles of composer, musician, arranger, and conductor begin to fuse."--Faculty manual.
The transformative power of music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"Music can inspire religious devotion, prepare individuals for war, motivate work, enrich play, and stimulate the passions. The musical healing veremonies of the Kung people in Namibia and Botswana, Epirote music in traditional Greek weddings, and modern rock, gospel, and folk musics all reveal music's power to transform lives."--Faculty manual.
Music and memory ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"As a dynamic link to the past, music allows us to recall and revive our different cultural heritages through the performances we participate in now. West African griots, the Walbiri people of Australia, folksingers of Ireland and Appalachia, and modern practitioners of early music show us how our musical pasts live again today."--Faculty manual.
Melody ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
"Melody -- the part of music we most often remember -- is examined here both scientifically and poetically, from a strict sequence of pitches to a group of notes 'in love with each other'. We see and hear melodies shaped, elaborated, and developed within Western classical music, the Arabic maqam tradition, Irish dance music and sean-nós singing, and Indian raga."--Faculty manual.
Transmission learning music ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"How we learn musical traditions and how we maintain, modify, notate, teach, and perform them for a new younger audience is exemplified here in Indian classical music, African village drumming, and modern jazz and gospel."--Faculty manual.
Timbre the color of music ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"The tone color of music -- or 'timbre', as we call it in the Western tradition -- is influenced by both technical and aesthetic facotrs. This program examines the creation and effects of timbre in jazz and Indian, West African, Irish, Bosnian, Indonesian gamelan and Japanese musics."--Faculty manual.
Texture ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"The way that different voices and instruments work together to produce the overall sound gives music its texture. This program examines texture in Japanese shakuhachi, Trinidadian steel band, Bosnian ganga, West African percussion, and modern Australian choral music."--Faculty guide.
Form the shape of music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"Form -- the way music is organized and structured from beginning to end -- guides composers, performers, and listeners in all musics. Here, the traditional Western sonata, the blueprints behind improvisational jazz, the narrative structure of traditional Japanese music, call-and-response forms in West African music and American gospel, and Irish fiddle tunes exemplify worldwide variations in musical form."--Faculty manual.
Harmony ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"When two or more notes sound together, harmony occurs. This interaction of pitches, understood in vastly different ways around the world, is analyzed here in jazz, chamber music, Bosnian ganga singing, early music plainchants, and barbershop quartets."--Faculty guide.
Composers and improvisors ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"How are a composer and an improvisor alike? How are they different? The marriage between fixed elements and new variation is examined in American rock, Indian raga, classical and contemporary Western music, jazz, and Arabic classical music."--Faculty guide.
From swastika to Jim Crow ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Before and during World War II Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. were confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners. A surprising number secured teaching positions at historically African American colleges in the South. In many cases they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the communities in which they lived. This is a story of two cultures, each sharing a burden of oppression, brought together by the tragic circumstances of war.
Calculating change ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Science and math and our whole educational system will help determine our country's economic future well into the 21st century. This program shows how parents, teachers and students must share in a partnership for change to improve how math and science are taught in our public schools.
Free voice of labor--the Jewish anarchists ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the Jewish anarchists as disillusioned immigrants in American sweatshops. Historian Paul Avrich articulates the group's history and philosophy and shows how the spirit of the anarchists remains alive as they reminisce about the group's experiences.
Grand jury, an institution under fire ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Traces the history and evolution of the grand jury system. Depicts a case history, examining the selection of a grand jury in a typical community. The clerk, judge, prosecutor, and jurors describe their roles in the process, and shows how after the arrest is made, the grand jury meets to consider voting a true bill of indictment against the defendant.
I promise to remember the story of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
This documentary deals with the rise and fall of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. The Teenagers were one of the first Black rock and roll groups to cross the color barrier and to achieve general popularity. Their fame blossomed and faded in the 1950s.
The French foreign legion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the legendary fighting force, the French Foreign Legion. Includes dramatic recreations, archival black & white film clips of the Legion in action in various wars and personal narratives of legionnaires.
Exploring the world of music. Episodes 1-12 ( )
in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
(Webmaster) Shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Through rare archival footage and contemporary performances, the series presents themes such as music and the environment, music as cultural memory, and how technology changes music. The featured artists perform music from around the world, including American jazz, gospel, and rock, and traditional music from Bosnia, the Caribbean, India, Ireland, Japan, and West Africa. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.
African American universities and colleges--Faculty Anarchism Anarchists Biography Composition (Music) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cross-cultural studies Discrimination in education Documentary films Documentary television programs Economics--Study and teaching (Secondary) Emigration and immigration Ethnomusicology Films for the hearing impaired Flute--Construction Grand jury Harmony History Improvisation (Music) Jewish refugees Jews Lymon, Frankie Melody Music, Influence of Music--Acoustics and physics Musical analysis Musical form Musical meter and rhythm Music and anthropology Music and folklore Music and technology Music appreciation Music--Instruction and study Music--Philosophy and aesthetics Music--Religious aspects Music--Social aspects Political refugees Professional education Race discrimination Rock musicians Sound--Recording and reproducing Southern States Teachers' workshops Teachers--Training of Teenagers (Musical group) Tone color (Music) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World music