Strange sounds : music, technology & culture

Other titles
  • Strange sounds music, technology and culture
  • New York : Routledge 2001
Physical description
1 online resource (289 p.)
  • 0-415-93684-5
  • 1-135-20651-1
  • 0-203-70023-6
  • 1-135-20652-X
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Specialized.
  • Cover; Strange Sounds; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Examples, Figures, and Tables; Acknowledgments; Theory; 1 Will the Revolution Be Digitized?; 2 Music, Technology, Agency, and Practice; Time; 3 Postwar Music and the Technoscientific Imaginary; 4 Men, Machines, and Music in the Space-Age 1950S; 5 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; Notes; References; Index
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  • 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.