Electropop is a music genre combining elements of electronic and pop genres. It is described as a variant of synth-pop with heavy emphasis on its electronic sound; the genre has seen a revival of popularity and major influence since the 2000s. During the early 1980s, British artists such as Gary Numan, the Human League, Soft Cell, John Foxx and Visage helped pioneer a new synth-pop style that drew more from electronic music and emphasized primary usage of synthesizers, while the electro style was developed by Afrika Bambaataa, influenced by Yellow Magic Orchestra and Kraftwerk, in turn influenced the 1980s pop music style of Madonna. "Some fascinating new music began arriving on these shores. ”Pop Muzik” by M was one of the first. There was a gradual accumulation of worthy electropop discs, though they were still heard only in rock discos, but in 1981, the floodgates opened, ”new music” at last made a mighty splash. The breakthrough song was ”Don't You Want Me” by the Human League." The media in 2009 ran articles proclaiming a new era of different electropop stars and indeed, saw a rise in popularity of several electropop artists.
In the Sound of 2009 poll of 130 music experts conducted for the BBC, ten of the top fifteen artists named were of the electropop genre. Lady Gaga had major commercial success since 2008 with her debut album The Fame. Music writer Simon Reynolds noted that "Everything about Gaga came from electroclash, except the music, which wasn't 1980s"; the Korean pop music scene has become dominated and influenced by electropop with boy bands and girl groups such as Super Junior, SHINee, f and Girls' Generation. Singer Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit said in a 2009 interview that while playing electropop was not his intention, the limitations of dorm life made the genre more accessible. In 2009, James Oldham—head of artists and repertoire at A&M Records—was quoted as saying "All A&R departments have been saying to managers and lawyers:'Don't give us any more bands because we're not going to sign them and they're not going to sell records.' So everything we've been put on to is electronic in nature."According to Kenneth Womack in 2019, singer and songwriter Billie Eilish had "staked her claim as the reigning queen of electropop" with her critical and commercial hit album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
Since the genre's creation, many rock/alternative rock artists have embraced this genre in the 2010's. Former Beatle Paul McCartney threw in this genre on tracks that were included on his McCartney II album, released in 1980. Critics perceived the album as McCartney's acceptance of new wave. In the 2010's, many rock/alternative rock artists jumped aboard the electropop train; these included artists such as Coldplay and Maroon 5, who scored various electropop hits on in their careers. Other artists to have jumped in include Daughtry, Bring Me The Horizon, Twenty One Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, among others. Due to the prominent alternative rock radio airplay of these songs, it has created a boost in popularity of the electropop genre, similar to bands such as Phoenix and Capital Cities reigniting the popularity of the synth-pop genre alongside artists such as Katy Perry and Kesha in the late 2000's and early 2010's. Bibliography Jones, Hollin. Music Projects with Propellerhead Reason: Grooves and Styles from Trip Hop to Techno.
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Marquise Lepage, is a Canadian producer and film and television director. She is best known for her 1987 feature Marie in the City, for which she received a nomination for Best Director at the 9th Genie Awards in 1988, she was a nominee for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 14th Genie Awards in 1993 for Dans ton pays. She was hired by the National Film Board as a filmmaker in 1991. One of her first major projects for the NFB was The Lost Garden: The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blaché, a documentary about female cinema pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché, her other credits have included the documentary films Un soleil entre deux nuages, Of Hopscotch and Little Girls, Ma vie, c'est le théâtre and Martha of the North, the feature films La fête des rois and Ce qu'il ne faut pas dire, episodes of the television documentary series Canada: A People's History. Lepage is known for directing fiction documentaries with a social twist. In an interview in 2015, she declared herself a feminist. Lepage presided Quebec's film directors' association and Réalisatrices Équitables, a militant organization advocating equality between female and male filmmakers.
In 2008, she created Les Productions du Cerf-Volant. The first fiction film she directed and produced for the company was One Night Stand: A Modern Love Story, which came out in theatres in May 2015, her most recent film, was released in 2019. Born in 1959, Lepage is the seventh child of a family of nine; the first film she saw as a child was Disney’s Bambi. After high school, she went on to study social sciences at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme, she had no family members working in the film business and had only basic knowledge of cinema when she decided to pursue her post-secondary studies in Communications at the Université du Québec à Montréal: "I knew nothing about the industry or anyone who had anything to do with cinema... I walked into it with great naivety, but it served me. If I had seen the big picture and all that it takes to succeed, I might have been scared!" She went on to complete a Masters in Film Studies at Université de Montréal. Lepage has two children, twins Alice and Jérémie, born in 1995.
She named her daughter after Alice Guy-Blaché, about whom she made the documentary The Lost Garden in 1995. Marquise has been living in the Villeray neighborhood of Montreal for over 20 years. In 2015, in order to finance the post-production of her latest feature film Ce qu’il ne faut pas dire, she decided to sell the house where she raised her children. Lepage’s career began in 1983, when she became an associate for production company Les Productions du Lundi matin, which had notable Quebec film producer Marcel Simard at its head. Simard gave Lepage her first break when she directed Marie s’en va-t-en ville, her first feature film; the movie is about a love story between Marie, a thirteen year-old runaway, Sarah, a prostitute in her forties. Lepage stayed with the Les Productions du Lundi matin until 1991. In 1991, she was hired by the National Film Board of Canada where she worked until 1994. There, she directed Dans ton pays, a short film about two elementary-school classmates from different racial groups who become friends.
She directed her second feature film, a children’s movie titled La fête des rois, starring a young Marc-André Grondin. Lepage was president of the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec for two years, from 1990 to 1991. From 2007 to 2012, she was president of Réalisatrices Équitables, which she initiated with the help of other québécoises filmmakers. RÉ is "a non-profit organization founded in 2007, its members are Québec female professional film directors". Lepage founded Les Productions du Cerf-Volant in 2008. After producing several web projects and TV movies on her own, she wrote and produced One Night Stand: A Modern Love Story, a mix between a romantic comedy and a drama, it tells the story a young filmmaker in her thirties who has a heavy secret which complicates her unstable love life. The film was produced independently, without the help of Canadian funding institutions; some of the funds were raised through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The initial goal was $15,000 but she raised $16,780 in two months.
The film was released on one in Montreal and another in Quebec City. It remained in theatres for two weeks and was ranked 18th among 32 other Quebec films in terms of admissions. Marquise is working on a new fiction film, titled Apapacho, a Spanish word meaning "cuddle"; the project will be a co-production between Canada and Mexico and the filming will take place in Quebec and in a small village in Mexico. Lepage has received some financing from institutions in both countries and she is working on the screenplay; the film will tell the story of two sisters who travel to Mexico together following their other sister's death. It is set to star Mexican actress Sofía Espinosa and three actresses from Quebec which have yet to be cast. Lepage has written and produced documentaries and fiction films in various formats: "When asked why she does both, she answers jokingly that she still does not know what she will do when she grows up." Interviewed about her preference for screenwriting or directing, Lepage answers:"These crafts are complementary but I like screenwriting because it is a painstaking task, done alone.
On the other hand, directing is like a big party full of people. And filming is not always carried out in ideal conditions. We don't always have
Dana Lee Robert is an historian of Christianity and a missiologist. Since 1984, she has been the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at Boston University. Robert is a graduate of Louisiana State Yale University, she worked as a high school history teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1978. In 1982 she became an instructor before moving on to Boston University. In Boston, she was assistant professor from 1984–90, associate professor from 1990–97, became full professor in 1997. In the early 1980s, Dana L. Robert became captivated by what she called "Comparative Christianity." After completing her Ph. D. at Yale University, she began teaching at Boston University where, over the following three decades, she helped build the field, now known as World Christianity. Robert's scholarship has focused on the role of women in mission history, notably through her American Women in Mission, as well as the relationship between mission history and world Christianity more broadly.
She presently serves as one of the editors of the journal Church History. Dana Robert and M. L. Daneel opened one of the first university-based Centers on World Christianity in North America. In 2010, Dana Robert delivered the keynote address at the Edinburgh 2010 Conference, which marked the centennial of the World Missionary Conference of 1910, speaking on “Witnessing to Christ Today: Mission and Unity in the'Long View' from 1910 to the 21st Century.” Robert has given the Henry Martyn Lectures at the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, the Woolsey Lectures in Theology and Culture at Houghton College, the Wallace Chappell Lectures in Evangelism at Duke Divinity School, the Ausberger Lecture Series at Eastern Mennonite University, the Parchman Endowed Lecture Series at Baylor University, the Donald A. Yerxa History Lecture at Eastern Nazarene College, the Sprunt Lectures at Union Presbyterian Seminary. In 2017, Dana Robert received several honors in recognition of her contributions to history and religious studies.
She was elected to the American Academy of Sciences. The American Society of Missiology awarded her with the guild's Lifetime Achievement Award; the Association of Theological Schools named her a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology, she served as a senior research fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany. 2019. Faithful Friendships: Embracing Diversity in Christian Community. Wm. B. Eerdmans. 2017. African Christian Biography. Cluster Books. 2010. Joy to the World!: Mission in the Age of Global Christianity. Women's United Methodist Church. 2009. Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion. Wiley. 2008. Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914, ed. Wm. B. Eerdmans. 2003. Occupy Until I Come: A. T. Pierson and the Evangelization of the World. Wm. B. Eerdmans. African Christian Outreach: Vol. 2 Mission Churches. Pretoria: South African Missiological Society, 2003. 2003. Frontiers of African Christianity: Essays in Honour of Inus Daneel.
Edited with G. Cuthbertson and H. Pretorius. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press. 2002. Gospel Bearers, Gender Barriers: Missionary Women in the Twentieth Century, Orbis Books. 1998. Evangelism as the Heart of Mission. General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church. 1998. Christianity: A Social and Cultural History, 2nd ed.. Prentice Hall. 1998. Arthur Tappan Pierson and Evangelical Movements. Seoul, Korea: Yangsuh Publishing Company, 1988. 1997. American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice. Mercer University Press. 2016. "Christian Transnationalists and the Construction of Civil Society," in Religion and Innovation: Antagonists or Partners?, edited by Donald Yerxa. 2013. "Forty years of the American Society of Missiology: Retrospect and Prospect," Missiology, 42: 6–25. 2011. "Cross-Cultural Friendship in the Creation of Twentieth-Century World Christianity," International Bulletin of Missionary Research 35: 100–107. 2005. "What Happened to the Christian Home?
The Missing Component of Mission Theory," Missiology. 2002. "The Influence of American Missionary Women on the World Back Home," Religion and American Culture 12: 59–89. 2002. "The First Globalization," International Bulletin of Missionary Research 26: 50–66. 2000. "Shifting Southward: Global Christianity since 1945," International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 24: 50-58. Dana L. Robert » School of Theology | Boston University Dana L. Robert | Center for Global Christianity & Mission