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Any Sound You Can Imagine (Music/Culture)

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Recent innovations in musical instrument design are not simply a response to the needs of musicians, writes Paul Theberge; they also have become a driving force with which musicians must contend. He argues that digital synthesizers, samplers, and sequencers in studio production and in the home have caused musicians to rely increasingly on manufacturers for both the instruments themselves as well as the very sounds and musical patterns that they use to make music.

Musical practices have thus become allied with a new type of consumer practice that is altogether different from earlier relationships between musicians and their instruments as a means of production. Theberge places these developments within a broad social and historical perspective that examines the development of the musical instrument industry, particularly the piano industry, the economic and cultural role of musicians' magazines and computer networks, and the fundamental relationships between musical concepts, styles, and technology.

Synopsis:

Describes digital musical instruments, industries that supply and promote them, and the meanings they have for musicians.

Synopsis:

Theberge places recent technological developments within a broad social and historical perspective to illuminate the changing relationships between musical concepts, styles, and technology.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-283) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819563095
Author:
Theberge, Paul
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Location:
Hanover, NH :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Instruction and study
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Business Aspects
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Computer sound processing
Subject:
Musical instruments, electronic
Subject:
Music and technology.
Subject:
Instruments de musique âelectroniques
Subject:
Son
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Electronic musical instruments
Subject:
Musique et technologie
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Series:
Music/culture
Series Volume:
173
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
9.02x6.03x.78 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Describes digital musical instruments, industries that supply and promote them, and the meanings they have for musicians.
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