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The Sound of Being Human - How Music Shapes Our Lives

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Zusatztext Moving and absorbing, The Sound Of Being Human mixes memoir, analysis, anecdote and personal chronicle into a mosaic that evokes what music means to the individual and the human tribe. A candid, beautiful read Informationen zum Autor Since 2003, Jude Rogers has written about arts and culture for the Guardian , Observer , Sunday Times , Times Saturday Review , Daily Telegraph , New Statesman , The Word , MOJO , Q, NME , The Quietus, Wire and The Gentlewoman . She has made acclaimed documentaries for Radio 4, including the 2021 series 'A Life in Music', and presents the White Rabbit music books podcast, Songbook. She has interviewed artists from Paul McCartney to Dolly Parton, Damon Albarn to Billie Eilish, Laurie Anderson to Michael Stipe, Debbie Harry to the Pet Shop Boys. Klappentext 'Too often we treat popular music as wallpaper surrounding us as we live our lives. Jude Rogers shows the emotional and cerebral heft such music can have. It's a personal journey which becomes universal. Fascinating' Ian Rankin 'Moving and absorbing, The Sound of Being Human mixes memoir, analysis, anecdote and personal chronicle into a mosaic that evokes what music means to the individual and the human tribe. A candid, beautiful read' Stuart Maconie The Sound of Being Human explores why music plays such a deep-rooted role in our lives from before we are born to our last days. At its heart is Jude's own story: how songs helped her wrestle with the grief of losing her father; concoct her own sense of self; sky-rocket her relationships, both real and imagined, propel her own journey into working life, adulthood and parenthood, and look to the future. Shaped around twelve songs, ranging from ABBA's 'Super Trouper' to Neneh Cherry's 'Buffalo Stance', Kraftwerk's 'Radioactivity' to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' 'Heat Wave', the book combines memoir and historical, scientific and cultural enquiry to show how music can shape different versions of ourselves; how we rely upon music for comfort, for epiphanies, and for sexual and physical connection; how we grow with songs, and songs grow inside us. It is about music's power to help us tell our own stories, whatever they are, and make them sing. Zusammenfassung 'Too often we treat popular music as wallpaper surrounding us as we live our lives. Jude Rogers shows the emotional and cerebral heft such music can have. It's a personal journey which becomes universal. Fascinating' Ian Rankin 'Moving and absorbing, The Sound of Being Human mixes memoir, analysis, anecdote and personal chronicle into a mosaic that evokes what music means to the individual and the human tribe. A candid, beautiful read' Stuart Maconie The Sound of Being Human explores why music plays such a deep-rooted role in our lives from before we are born to our last days. At its heart is Jude's own story: how songs helped her wrestle with the grief of losing her father; concoct her own sense of self; sky-rocket her relationships, both real and imagined, propel her own journey into working life, adulthood and parenthood, and look to the future. Shaped around twelve songs, ranging from ABBA's 'Super Trouper' to Neneh Cherry's 'Buffalo Stance', Kraftwerk's 'Radioactivity' to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' 'Heat Wave', the book combines memoir and historical, scientific and cultural enquiry to show how music can shape different versions of ourselves; how we rely upon music for comfort, for epiphanies, and for sexual and physical connection; how we grow with songs, and songs grow inside us. It is about music's power to help us tell our own stories, whatever they are, and make them sing. ...

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Too often we treat popular music as wallpaper surrounding us as we live our lives. Jude Rogers shows the emotional and cerebral heft such music can have. It's a personal journey which becomes universal. Fascinating Ian Rankin

Product details

Authors Jude Rogers
Publisher Orion
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 28.04.2022
 
EAN 9781474622936
ISBN 978-1-4746-2293-6
No. of pages 304
Dimensions 134 mm x 214 mm x 26 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Music > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > Music, film, theatre > Biographies, autobiographies

PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions, Popular Culture, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Popular Music, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music

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