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Toub, Martin D.

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Most widely held works by Martin D Toub
Exploring the world of music( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 194 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
From swastika to Jim Crow( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before and during the Second World War Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners, a surprising number secured teaching positions at historically Black 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
Exploring the world of music( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to music with a global perspective, this series 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
The other half ... revisited( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at urban poverty inspired by Jacob Riis' influential 1890 book 'How the Other Half Lives' about the slums of New York City
Chinatown files by Amy Chen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chinatown Files is the first video documentary to explore the legacy of McCarthyism on the Chinese American community. For the first time, seven men and women speak out on how they and their friends were investigated and persecuted by government agents during the McCarthy witch-hunts of the fifties. At the height of the hysteria, thousands of Chinese immigrants and American citizens of Chinese descent were investigated because of their ethnicity and alleged risk to national security. As China remains an enigma to many Americans, the prejudice and jingoism that traumatized the lives of Chinese Americas for decades has rarely been examined."--Www.chinatownfiles.org
Rhythm by Gary Turner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 57 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 )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 55 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
The transformative power of music( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 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 )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 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
The other half revisited : the legacy of Jacob A. Riis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines Riis's original photographs with the social vision of contemporary photographers: Margaret Morton, Eli Reed and Fred Conrad. Explores similarities and contrasts between 1890s and 1990s
Music and memory( Visual )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a dynamic link to the past, music allows us to recall and revive our different cultural heritages/traditions through the performances in which we participate now. Views the storytelling tradition of the West African Griots (that recounts both current and past events); the Appalachian folk singers whose songs reinforce cultural memories; the fire ceremony of the Walbiri people of Australia that evokes the past; Irish folk music in America that serves to maintain a cultural identity; and, shows modern practitioners recreating an early musical tradition today"--Container
Melody( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 40 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
Harmony( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 39 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
Texture( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 37 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
Transmission : learning music( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 37 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
Timbre : the color of music( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 37 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
Form : The Shape of Music( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form -the way music is organized and structured from beginning to end- guides composers, performers and listeners in all music. 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 world-wide variations in musical form
Composers and improvisors( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 36 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
The other half revisited : the legacy of Jacob A. Riis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his journalism and his influential book, How the Other Half Lives, photojournalist Jacob Riis dramatically portrayed issues of homelessness, poverty, crime, public health, and race relations in America. This video explores the similarities and the contrasts between the 1890s and the 1990s by combining Riis's original photographs with the social vision of contemporary photographers: Margaret Morton, Eli Reed and Fred Conrad
Exploring the world of music( Visual )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 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
 
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