Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

by Mark Katz
     
 


"In Capturing Sound, Mark Katz focuses on the overwhelming technological transformation that changed music from a medium of elite and canonical performances to a mass-consumed fashion-object experienced privately. Underneath the wealth of scholarship and insight about how new recording techniques continue to change our experience of music, Katz wonders howSee more details below

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"In Capturing Sound, Mark Katz focuses on the overwhelming technological transformation that changed music from a medium of elite and canonical performances to a mass-consumed fashion-object experienced privately. Underneath the wealth of scholarship and insight about how new recording techniques continue to change our experience of music, Katz wonders how we ourselves have been changed by the successive recording technologies that emerged since Edison. This is a one-of-a-kind book. It will change your mind about why and how we listen to music."—Giles Slade, author of Made To Break

"I only wish I had put as much thought into making records as Mark Katz does in appreciating and analyzing them. I've always said that what I do is not rocket science, but critques like this make it sound like it has a place in modern culture."—Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, composer, producer, DJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261051
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/07/2010
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
834,311
Product dimensions:
2.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction 1

1 Causes 10

2 Making America More Musical: The Phonograph and "Good Music" 56

3 Capturing Jazz 80

4 Aesthetics Out of Exigency: Violin Vibrato and the Phonograph 94

5 The Rise and Fall of Grammophonmusik 109

6 The Turntable as Weapon: Understanding the Hip-Hop DJ Battle 124

7 Music in is and Os: The Art and Politics of Digital Sampling 146

8 Listening in Cyberspace 177

Conclusion 211

Notes 223

Bibliography 271

List of Supplementary Web Materials 305

Index 307

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