Sunday, 8 February 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2562

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Late delivery of WRTH
From: Sean Gilbert, International Editor - WRTH

2. Music as torture / Music as weapon
From: George Lessard

3. Transcultural Music Review / Revista Transcultural de Música
From: George Lessard

4. MANGALORE, INDIA: St Aloysius College to have radio station by March
From: George Lessard

5. PUNE, INDIA: Pre-Independence radio station gets recognition
From: George Lessard

6. US: The Torture Playlist (audio)
From: George Lessard

1. Late delivery of WRTH
Posted by: "Sean Gilbert, International Editor - WRTH" g4ucj
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2009 7:50 am ((PST))

I have noticed that quite a few people are/have had problems with the
delivery of WRTH2009. The publisher is also aware of this and has asked me
to send the following explanation:

"We are very sorry for the delay in shipping of WRTH 2009 by
Copies of the book reached the Port of New York on December 16. They were
trucked from there in a sealed container direct to the distribution center
in Virginia, USA. They should, and could easily have been, released from
there before Christmas. For some reason they did not get released
*officially* until January 15. We think they were actually released on
February 2.

We are aware that the late delivery to Amazon has also had an impact on
readers and clubs all over the world who ordered from or from
websites who do so.

This is the worst distribution performance ever in any country for any
edition of WRTH. Next year we will be using a different distribution system.

Nicholas Hardyman
World Radio TV Handbook
I can only apologise for the distribution problems from Amazon. You can
order direct from our website as well as your usual

Sean Gilbert, International Editor - WRTH (World Radio TV Handbook)
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2. Music as torture / Music as weapon
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2009 8:32 am ((PST))

Music as torture / Music as weapon

Suzanne G. Cusick

Revista Transcultural de Música
Transcultural Music Review
#10 (2006) ISSN:1697-0101


One of the most startling aspects of musical culture in the post-Cold War
United States is the systematic use of music as a weapon of war. First
coming to mainstream attention in 1989, when US troops blared loud music
in an effort to induce Panamanian president Manuel Norriega's surrender,
the use of "acoustic bombardment" has become standard practice on the
battlefields of Iraq, and specifically musical bombardment has joined
sensory deprivation and sexual humiliation as among the non-lethal means
by which prisoners from Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo may be coerced to yield
their secrets without violating US law.

The very idea that music could be an instrument of torture confronts us
with a novel—and disturbing—perspective on contemporary musicality in the
United States. What is it that we in the United States might know about
ourselves by contemplating this perspective? What does our government's
use of music in the "war on terror" tell us (and our antagonists) about

This paper is a first attempt to understand the military and cultural
logics on which the contemporary use of music as a weapon in torture and
war is based. After briefly tracing the development of acoustic weapons in
the late 20th century, and their deployment at the second battle of
Falluja in November, 2004, I summarize what can be known about the theory
and practice of using music to torture detainees in Afghanistan, Iraq and
Guantanamo. I contemplate some aspects of late 20th-century musical
culture in the civilian US that resonate with the US security community's
conception of music as a weapon, and survey the way musical torture is
discussed in the virtual world known as the blogosphere. Finally, I sketch
some questions for further research and analysis.

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3. Transcultural Music Review / Revista Transcultural de Música
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2009 8:32 am ((PST))

Dossier: Música silencios y silenciamientos: música violencia y
experiencia cotidiana.
(textos por invitación)

Dossier: Music, silences, silencings: music, violence and quotidian
(invited papers)

Editora invitada / Guest editor:
Ana María Ochoa

.Revista Transcultural de MúsicaX
Transcultural Music ReviewX


#10 - December, Diciembre 2006

Dossier: Música silencios y silenciamientos: música violencia y
experiencia cotidiana.
(textos por invitación)

Dossier: Music, silences, silencings: music, violence and quotidian
(invited papers)

Editora invitada / Guest editor:
Ana María Ochoa

La materialidad de lo musical y su relación con la violencia
Ana Maria Ochoa
2 "La música pacifica" al Pacífico violento: Música, multiculturalismo y
marginalización en el Pacífico negro colombiano
Michael Birenbaum Quintero
3 Música y el legado de la violencia a finales del siglo XX en Centro
T. M. Scruggs
4 Beautiful Fragments of a Traumatic Memory: Synaesthesia, Sesame Street,
and Hearing the Colors of an Abusive Past
Silent Jane
5 La conflictividad de género en la cumbia villera
Pablo Vila y Pablo Semán
6 Articulaciones entre violencia social, significante sonoro y
subjetividad: la cumbia "villera" en Buenos Aires.
Alejandra Cragnolini
7 A violência como conceito na pesquisa musical; reflexões sobre uma
experiência dialógica na Maré, Rio de Janeiro.
Samuel Araújo et alli
8 Los gallos valientes: Examining Violence in Mexican Popular Music
Helena Simonett
9 Narcocorridos: An Ethical Reading of Musical Diegesis
Hermann Herlinghaus
10 Dispare al Sargento, Derrumbe la Montaña: La Producción de la
Masculinidad por Medio del canto y baile Zulú 'Ngoma' en la Suráfrica
Louise Meintjes

Music as torture / Music as weapon

La música como tortura / La música como arma
Suzanne Cusick

Textos evaluados por pares
Peer-Reviewed Papers
13 Lovers and Rulers, the Real and the Surreal: Harmonic Metaphors in
Silvio Rodriguez's Songs.
Noriko Manabe
14 Trespasser or passerby? Per un'analisi Semiotica del Progressive Rock
Luca Marconi
15 El trasfondo bizantino del cante flamenco. Lecciones del encuentro del
flamenco andaluz con el rebético greco-oriental
Gerhard Steingress
16 Solaris by A.Tarkovsky: Music-Visual Troping, Paradigmatism, Cognitive
Julia Shpinitskaya
17 Gerhard Steingress (ed.)
Songs of minotaur- Hybridity and Popular music in the era of globalization.
A comparative analysis of Rebetika, Tango, Rai, Flamenco, Sardana, and
English urban folk.
Münster-Hamburg-London: LIT-Verlag. 2004, pp. 325.
ISBN 3-8258-6363-8
Reseña de Javier Galiana de la Rosa
18 Eric F. Clarke
Ways of Listening. An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 237 pp.
ISBN: 0195151941
Reseña de Marta García Quiñones

Jeremy Gilbert, & Ewan Pearson:
Cultura y políticas de la música dance
Barcelona: Paidós, 2003. 350 pp.
ISBN: 84-493-1473-9
Keith Negus:
Los géneros musicales y la cultura de las multinacionales
Barcelona: Paidós, 2005. 328 pp.
ISBN: 84-493-1788-6
Dick Hebdige:
Subcultura. El significado del estilo
Barcelona: Paidós, 2004. 259 pp.
ISBN: 84-493-1609-x
Reseñas realizadas por Héctor Fouce

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4. MANGALORE, INDIA: St Aloysius College to have radio station by March
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2009 8:41 am ((PST))

College to have radio station by March
Times of India - India

MANGALORE: The St Aloysius College will commence its community radio
station (CRS) operations -Sarang - by March this year.

According to Fr Richard Rego, head of the department of mass communication
and journalism, the college has signed the GOPA (grant of permission
agreement) with the ministry of information and broadcasting on Thursday.

"We have submitted our documents for WOL (Wire Operator's Licence) through
the ministry of telecommunications and information technology. If things
go on as planned, we should be on air by March," he added.

St Aloysius College will be the first educational institution in Dakshina
Kannada to have CRS.

It has been allotted 107.8 MHZ frequency and will air news in a 15-km
radius through its 50 Watt transmitter.


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5. PUNE, INDIA: Pre-Independence radio station gets recognition
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2009 8:42 am ((PST))

[India's first community radio station?]

Pre-Independence radio station gets recognition
26 Jan 2009, 0446 hrs IST, TNN

PUNE: The Akhil Mandai Mandal on Saturday inaugurated a giant information
hoarding on the underground radio station that thrived at a vada behind
Mandai during the pre-Independence period. The board contains a
description of the radio station where freedom fighters, including Jay
Prakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohiya, Yousuf Meher Ali, Achyutrao
Patwardhan, delivered speeches during the Quit India Movement. In November
1942, the first announcement of the Swatantra Bharat Nabhowani Kendra was
made from this station.

Bhola Wanjale of the Akhil Mandai Mandal said, "People have forgotten
about this landmark incident in the history of the city and to rekindle
the knowledge, we have put up the board. We want people how this place is
historically important."

The radio station survived until the police arrested its members in a
crackdown following a blast at the Capitol theatre on January 24, 1943.

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6. US: The Torture Playlist (audio)
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Feb 7, 2009 8:51 am ((PST))

This portion of a special feature on U.S. torture discusses how "[m]usic
has been used in American military prisons and on bases to induce sleep
deprivation, 'prolong capture shock,' disorient detainees during
interrogations -- and also drown out screams." Provides list and sound
clips of "some of the songs that guards and interrogators chose" to use
at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. From the website for Mother Jones magazine.

UPDATE (March 4): Listen to investigative reporter Justine Sharrock
explain why the Meow Mix jingle, Neil Diamond, and the Barney theme song
all lend themselves to "no-touch torture." Plus: How Metallica reacted
when they found out how their music was being used. —By Gary Moskowitz

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