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The iconic microphone - Insight and audibility: Iconic sound in media

Mulder, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0258-624X (2015) The iconic microphone - Insight and audibility: Iconic sound in media. Academic Quarter, 10 . pp. 97-106.

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This paper discusses the iconicity of the microphone both as a physical object but also as a transducer and shaper of a distinctive mediatized sound. Different facets of iconicity are examined in order to tease out the multiple meanings and usages of this ubiquitous artifact. In addition to the physical object, whether hidden or highlighted, used as a prop or as a crutch, common microphone usage since the early days of radio have resulted in an iconic mediatized sound, which has realigned the way we experience the spoken word and the musical voice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: Aalborg University
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