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Pacific Street Films

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Works: 79 works in 191 publications in 1 language and 1,459 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Documentary films  Historical films  Trials, litigation, etc  Music  Miscellanea 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: MT6, 781.17
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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 370 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member 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 68 WorldCat member 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
From swastika to Jim Crow ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member 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
The transformative power of music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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 technology ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
Music and memory ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member 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
Composers and improvisors ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member 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
Timbre the color of music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member 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
Harmony ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member 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
Form the shape of music ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member 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
Transmission learning music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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
Free voice of labor--the Jewish anarchists ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member 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
I promise to remember the story of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers by Frankie Lymon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member 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
Calculating change ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member 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
Grand jury, an institution under fire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member 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
The cancer war by Steven Fischler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation into the politics of cancer research
Frame-up! the imprisonment of Martin Sostre ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary produced in 1974 about Martin Sostre, a black Puerto Rican bookstore owner in Buffalo, N.Y., who was imprisoned in Attica State Prison for drug and assault charges. He claims he was framed and he appeals for a new trial based on new evidence presented by Arto Williams, a former witness, an appeal which is denied
 
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