Strange Sounds: Music, Technology and Culture

Strange Sounds: Music, Technology and Culture

by Timothy D Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415936845

ISBN-13: 9780415936842

Pub. Date: 10/12/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415936842
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

List of Examples, Figures, and Tables
Acknowledgments
Theory
1Will the Revolution Be Digitized?3
2Music, Technology, Agency, and Practice15
Time
3Postwar Music and the Technoscientific Imaginary41
4Men, Machines, and Music in the Space-Age 1950s72
5Technostalgia96
Space
6A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery117
7Music at Home, Politics Afar136
8Turn On, Tune In, Trance Out165
9Anxiety, Consumption, and Agency201
Notes207
References245
Index270

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >