Bytes and Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age (Tracking Pop)

Bytes and Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age (Tracking Pop)

Steve Savage


From Attali's "cold social silence" to Baudrillard's hallucinatory truth, reproduced track has lengthy been the objective of serious assault. In Bytes and Backbeats, besides the fact that, Steve Savage deploys an leading edge mixture of designed recording initiatives, ethnographic reports of up to date song perform, and important research to problem lots of those conventional attitudes concerning the production and reception of song. Savage adopts the idea of "repurposing" as principal to knowing how each point of musical job, from production to reception, has been reworked, arguing that the strain inside construction among a naturalizing "art" and a self-conscious "artifice" displays and feeds into our evolving notions of creativity, authenticity, and community.

At the middle of the ebook are 3 unique audio initiatives, drawing from rock & roll, jazz, and conventional African tune, during which Savage is ready to goal parts of up to date perform which are fairly major within the cultural evolution of the musical event. each one audio undertaking incorporates a studio research supplying context for the social and cultural research that follows. This paintings stems from Savage's event as a qualified recording engineer and list producer.

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