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The Resource Super Mario Bros., Andrew Schartmann

Super Mario Bros., Andrew Schartmann

Label
Super Mario Bros.
Title
Super Mario Bros.
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Schartmann
Title variation
Super Mario Brothers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Koji Kondo's "Super Mario Bros. "(1985) score redefined video game music. With under three minutes of music, Kondo put to rest an era of bleeps and bloops-the sterile products of a lab environment-replacing it with one in which game sounds constituted a legitimate form of artistic expression. Andrew Schartmann takes us through the various external factors (e.g., the video game crash of 1983, Nintendo's marketing tactics) that coalesced into a ripe environment in which Kondo's musical experiments could thrive. He then delves into the music itself, searching for reasons why our hearts still dance to the "primitive" 8-bit tunes of a bygone era
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
781.5/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
33 1/3
Label
Super Mario Bros., Andrew Schartmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contexts. An unlikely hero is born ; Mario grows up ; Kondo's compositional philosophy ; Kondo's instruments -- Music. Overworlds and underworlds ; The "underwater waltz" ; Bowser's "castle" theme & other endings ; Sound effects
Control code
2014046607
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
xvi, 146 pages
Isbn
9781628928532
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014046607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)898029305
Label
Super Mario Bros., Andrew Schartmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contexts. An unlikely hero is born ; Mario grows up ; Kondo's compositional philosophy ; Kondo's instruments -- Music. Overworlds and underworlds ; The "underwater waltz" ; Bowser's "castle" theme & other endings ; Sound effects
Control code
2014046607
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
xvi, 146 pages
Isbn
9781628928532
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014046607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)898029305

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