• Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture
  • Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture
ISBN: 0262633639
EAN13: 9780262633635
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8.9" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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.

If Rhythm Science was about the flow of things, Sound Unbound is about the remix--how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create. In Sound Unbound, Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society. The topics are as diverse as the contributors: composer Steve Reich offers a memoir of his life with technology, from tape loops to video opera; Miller himself considers sampling and civilization; novelist Jonathan Lethem writes about appropriation and plagiarism; science fiction writer Bruce Sterling looks at dead media; Ron Eglash examines racial signifiers in electrical engineering; media activist Naeem Mohaiemen explores the influence of Islam on hip hop; rapper Chuck D contributes Three Pieces; musician Brian Eno explores the sound and history of bells; Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno interview composer-conductor Pierre Boulez; and much more. Press 'play, ' Miller writes, and this anthology says 'here Read More chevron_right

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