Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture
Sampling Digital Music and Culture
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For a true music nerd, there is nothing more satisfying than listening to a piece of music, parsing out its samples, and hunting for the albums on which those sounds originally appeared. But while many fans view sampling as breathing new life into long-forgotten songs, others, of course, see it as infringement. Issues of appropriation—audio and otherwise—pervade Sound Unbound, a new anthology on digital music and culture edited by conceptual artist and musician Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid).
Miller’s first book, Rhythm Science (2004), presents a semiautobiographical manifesto on manipulating patterns in sound and culture to make art. Sound Unbound continues such critical-theory-rich themes. Featuring thirty-six essays, interviews, and artist statements on the concept of the remix, the collection
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