How does technology affect the traditional craftmanship of music? In this comprehensive study, Taylor examines the nature of technology, and its effects on the production and consumption of contemporary music.
Examples, Figures and Tables Acknowledgements 1. Will the Revolution Be Digitalized 2. Music, Technology, Agency, Practice Time 3. Postwar Music and the Technoscientific Imaginary 4. Men, Machines, and Music in the Space-Age 1950s Technostalgia Space 6. A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery 7. Music at Home, Politics Afar 8. Turn On, Tune In, Trance Out 9. Anxiety, Consumption, and Agency References Index
In Strange Sounds, Timothy D. Taylor explains the wonder and anxiety provoked by a technological revolution that began in the 1940s and gathers steam daily. Taylor discusses the ultural role of technology, its use in making music, and the inevitable concerns about "authenticity" that arise from electronic music. Informative and highly entertaining for both music fans and scholars, Strange Sounds is a provocative look at how we perform, listen to, and understand music today.