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Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture

 
 
 
 
Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780262633635
ISBN 10: 262633639
Edition: Pap/Com
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 2008-03-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $37.95
 
 

The role of sound and digital media in an information-based society: artists—from Steve Reich and Pierre Boulez to Chuck D and Moby—describe their work.

The New York Times - Dave Itzkoff

Inviting a group of authors, performers and intellectuals to participate in an anthology on music and popular culture in the era of electronic sampling is the literary equivalent of playing Russian roulette: spin the chamber and pull the trigger, and a thoughtful collection of essays may burst forth—or you may get a barrage of academic one-upmanship and John Cage references that makes you want to put a loaded weapon to your temple. With 36 contributions by everyone from Dick Hebdige to Chuck D, Sound Unbound has plenty of offerings that fall into both categories. But there's ample insight to be found if you engage in a little sampling of your own