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The Sound of Being Human - How Music Shapes Our Lives

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Informationen zum Autor Since 2003, Jude Rogers has written for Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Times Saturday Review, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Word, MOJO, Q, NME, The Quietus and The Gentlewoman, made acclaimed documentaries for Radio 4, including the 2021 series 'A Life in Music', and interviewed everyone from Damon Albarn to Billie Eilish, Michael Stipe to Laurie Anderson, Paul Weller to the Pet Shop Boys. Klappentext A book about how music shapes every emotional stage of our lives from one of the most high-profile female pop writers in the UK today Vorwort A book about how music shapes every emotional stage of our lives from one of the most high-profile female pop writers in the UK today 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, in detail, why music plays such a deep-rooted role in so many 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 at age five; concoct her own sense of self as a lonely adolescent; sky-rocket her relationships, both real and imagined, in the flushes of early womanhood, 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, helping us come to terms with grief, getting older and powerful memories. It is about music's power to help us tell our own stories, whatever they are, and make them sing. ...

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A book about how music shapes every emotional stage of our lives from one of the most high-profile female pop writers in the UK today

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Authors Jude Rogers
Publisher Orion
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 02.02.2023
 
EAN 9781474622943
ISBN 978-1-4746-2294-3
No. of pages 304
Dimensions 130 mm x 196 mm x 30 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Music > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > Music, film, theatre > Music: general, reference works

PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions, Music, Popular Culture, MUSIC / General, Memoirs, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Neurosciences, Popular Music

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