Sound unbound : sampling digital music and culture / edited by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : MIT Press 2010
Physical description
1 online resource (xi, 416 p. ) ill. ; 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • 0-262-26646-6
  • 1-282-10074-2
  • 9786612100741
  • 0-262-28817-6
  • 0-262-63363-9
  • Accompanying compact disc contains excerpts and allegories from the Sub Rosa Catalog.
  • English
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
  • Incomplete contents An introduction, or my (ambiguous) life with technology / Steve Reich -- In through the out-door: sampling and the creative act / Paul D. Miller -- The future of language / Saul Williams -- The ecstacy of influence: a plagiarism mosaic / Jonathan Lethem -- Roots and wires remix: polyrhythmic tricks and the black electronic / Erik Davis -- The life and death of media / Bruce Sterling -- Un-imagining utopia / Dick Hebdige -- Freaking the machine: a discussion about Keith Obadike's sexmachines / Keith & Mendi Obadike -- Freeze frame: audio, aesthetics, sampling, and contemporary multimedia / Ken Jordan and Paul D. Miller -- A theater of ideas: an interview with Steve Reich and Beryl Korot on three tales / David Allenby -- Quantum improvisation: the cybernetic presence / Pauline Oliveros -- The ghost outside the machine / Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud -- The musician as thief: digital culture and copyright law / Daphne Keller --
  • Incomplete contents Integrated systems: mobile stealth unit / Beth Coleman and Howard Goldkrand -- An interview with Moby / Lucy Walker -- Zing! Went the strings / Joseph Lanza -- Renegade academia / Simon Reynolds -- The world of sound: a division of Raymond Scott Enterprises / Jeff E. Winner -- From hip-hip to flip-flop: black noise in the master-slave circuit / Ron Eglash -- South Africa's rhythms of resistance / Lee Hirsch -- The virtual breeding of sound / Manuel De Landa -- Zoom: mining acceleration / Liminal Product: Frances Dyson and Douglas Kahn -- An interview with Alex Steinweiss / Carlo McCormick -- Stop. hey. What's that sound? / Ken Jordan -- Permuting connections: software for dancers / Scott deLahunta -- On iprovisation, temporality, and embodied experience / Vijay Iyer -- Spin the painting: an interview with Nadine Robinson / Alondra Nelson -- Camera Lucida: three-dimensional sonochemical observatory / Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand --
  • Incomplete contents Fear of a Muslim planet: hip-hop's hidden history / Naeem Mohaiemen -- Three pieces / Chuck D -- Bells and their history / Brian Eno -- What one must do: comments and asides on musical philosophy / Daniel Bernard Roumain -- An interview with Pierre Boulez / Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno -- Adh'an: the sounds of an Islamized orthodoxy / Ibrahim Quraishi -- Theatre of the spirits: Joseph Cornell and silence / Catherine Corman -- Where did the music go? / Jaron Lanier.
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  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • text
  • English
  • The role of sound and digital media in an information-based society: artists--from Steve Reich and Pierre Boulez to Chuck D and Moby--describe their work.If Rhythm Science was about the flow of things, Sound Unbound is about the remix--how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create. In Sound Unbound, Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society. The topics are as diverse as the contributors: composer Steve Reich offers a memoir of his life with technology, from tape loops to video opera; Miller himself considers sampling and civilization; novelist Jonathan Lethem writes about appropriation and plagiarism; science fiction writer Bruce Sterling looks at dead media; Ron Eglash examines racial signifiers in electrical engineering; media activist Naeem Mohaiemen explores the influence of Islam on hip hop; rapper Chuck D contributes "Three Pieces"; musician Brian Eno explores the sound and history of bells; Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno interview composer-conductor Pierre Boulez; and much more. "Press 'play,'" Miller writes, "and this anthology says 'here goes.'" The groundbreaking music that accompanies the book features Nam Jun Paik, the Dada Movement, John Cage, Sonic Youth, and many other examples of avant-garde music. Most of this content comes from the archives of Sub Rosa, a legendary record label that has been the benchmark for archival sounds since the beginnings of electronic music. To receive these free music files, readers may send an email to the address listed in the book.ContributorsDavid Allenby, Pierre Boulez, Catherine Corman, Chuck D, Erik Davis, Scott De Lahunta, Manuel DeLanda, Cory Doctorow, Eveline Domnitch, Frances Dyson, Ron Eglash, Brian Eno, Dmitry Gelfand, Dick Hebdige, Lee Hirsch, Vijay Iyer, Ken Jordan, Douglas Kahn, Daphne Keller, Beryl Korot, Jaron Lanier, Joseph Lanza, Jonathan Lethem, Carlo McCormick, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Moby, Naeem Mohaiemen, Alondra Nelson, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pauline Oliveros, Philippe Parreno, Ibrahim Quaraishi, Steve Reich, Simon Reynolds, Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, Nadine Robinson, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Alex Steinweiss, Bruce Sterling, Lucy Walker, Saul Williams, Jeff E. Winner

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