Special Journal Issues

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Computer Music Journal Vol. 32, No. 2 (Summer 2008): special issue on digital audio effects. The Tenth International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (2007) inspired this issue which features five articles based on papers given. Topics cover synthetic spectra, frequency modulation, simulation of guitar distortion (numerical methods), fractional-delay filter, spectral peak classification and parameter estimation.

Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter Vol. XXXVII, No. 2 (Spring 2008): A Commemorative Issue in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock (1923-2007). Articles in memory of H. Wiley Hitchcock authored by Carol Oja, Richard Crawford, Susan Feder, David Nicholls, Ellie Hisama, and Nancy Hager. Also includes writings by Hitchcock himself about the beginnings of ISAM, his reflections on working with Virgil Thompson, championing of Ives, Cowell, Oliveros, and other American composers.

Journal of the Society for American Music Vol. 2, No. 2 (May 2008): Technology and Black Music in the Americas. Composerimproviser George Lewis guest edited this issue focusing on technology in African-American music. Articles feature telepresence (construction of sonic space) and biopolitics in rap, mapping of artist Kara Lynch's work, Anthony Braxton's speculative music, and the symbolism of music and instruments in Henry Dumas and Samuel R. Delany's science fiction.

Living Blues Vol. 39, No. 3 (June 2008): Chicago Blues Today! Special double issue (#196) featuring over fifty reviews, articles covering twenty-five years of the Chicago Blues Festival, musician profiles, timelines, and other items of local and blues interest. …