Listen: A History of Our Ears

Listen: A History of Our Ears

Peter Szendy, Charlotte Mandell


during this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the function of the listener is, and has been, throughout the centuries. The position of the composer is obvious, as is the position of the musician, yet the place precisely does the listener stand when it comes to the track s/he listens to? what's the accountability of the listener? Does a listener have any rights, because the writer and composer have copyright? Szendy explains his love of musical association (since preparations let him to hear an individual hearing music), and wonders if it is attainable in alternative ways to express to others how we ourselves hearken to track. How do we percentage our genuine listening to with others?Along the best way, he examines the evolution of copyright legislation as utilized to musical works and takes us into the court to ascertain various debates on what we're and are not allowed to hear, and to witness the superb line among musical borrowing and outright plagiarism. eventually, he examines the hot phenomenon of DJs and electronic compilations, and wonders how know-how has affected our behavior of listening and has replaced listening from a passive workout to an lively one, wherein you'll leap from tune to trace or play in basic terms chosen pieces.

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