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Turntable [wiki]: Bibliography


As with the wiki bibliographies published in eContact! 8.4 — Ressources éducatives / Educational Resources, and 11.3 — Logiciels audio « open source » / Open Source for Audio Application, this annotated bibliography is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all articles, books, blog entries, etc. on the subject of Turntablism, but rather as an “essential reading list” for the topic, or as a portal opening up to the larger realm of references for Turntablism and related topics.


Chang, Jeff. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005.


Grivel, Charles. “The Phonograph’s Horned Mouth.” In Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde. Edited by Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead. Trans. Stephen Sartarelli. MIT Press, 1994.


Hansen, Kjetil Falkenberg. “The Basics of Scratching.” Journal of New Music Research 31/4 (August 2002), pp. 357–365. Available on the author’s website http://www.speech.kth.se/~kjetil/thesis (see “Paper I”) [Last accessed 8 June 2012]


_____. “The Acoustics and Performance of DJ Scratching: Analysis and modeling.” Unpublished PhD dissertation. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2010. Available on the author’s website http://www.speech.kth.se/~kjetil/thesis [Last accessed 8 June 2012]


Heumann, Michael. “Metal Machine Music: The Phonograph’s Voice and the Transformation of Writing.” Chapter 1 of Ghost in the Machine: Sound and Technology in Twentieth-Century Literature. Unpublished PhD dissertation, University of California Riverside, 1998. Also published in eContact! 14.3 — Turntablism (January 2013). Full dissertation available on the author’s website http://thelibrary.hauntedink.com/ghostinthemachine [Last accessed 12 February 2012].


Kahn, Douglas. “Death in Light of the Phonograph.” In Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde. Edited by Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead. MIT Press, 1994.


Kahn, Douglas and Gregory Whitehead. Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde. Edited by Kahn and Whitehead. MIT Press, 1994.


Katz, Mark. “Men, Women and Turntables: Gender and the DJ Battle.” Musical Quarterly 89/4 (Summer 2006), pp. 580-99.


_____. Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music. University of California, 2010.


Kelly, Caleb. Cracked Media: The Sound of Malfunction. MIT Press, 2009.


Lippit, Takuro Mizuta, alias DJ Sniff. “Turntable Music in the Digital Era: Designing Alternative Tools for New Turntable Expression.” NIME 2006. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression (Paris: IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, 4-8 June 2006), pp. 123-45. Available on the author's website http://djsniff.com/press/LIPPIT_NIME06.pdf [Last accessed 12 February 2012]


Miyakawa, Felicia M. “Turntablature: Notation, Legitimization and the Art of the Hip-hop DJ.” American Music 25/1 (Spring 2007), pp. 81-105.


Miller, Paul D., aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture. MIT Press, 2008.


Weissenbrunner, Karin. “Experimental Turntablism: Historical overview of experiments with record players / records — or Scratches from Second-Hand Technology.” eContact! 14.3 — Turntablism (January 2013).


Wikipedia contributors. “Turntablism.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation Inc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turntablism



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