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Every song ever : twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty
Title:
Every song ever : twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty
ISBN:
9780374277901
Physical Description:
viii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Let me concentrate! : repetitition -- Past present future : slowness -- Draft me! : speed -- What if we both should want more? : transmission -- We don't need no music : quiet/silence/intimacy -- Church bell tone : stubbornness and the single note -- Elevation : virtuosity -- Blue rules : sadness -- Getting clear : audio space -- Purple, green, turquoise : endless inventory -- I forgot more than you'll ever know : wasteful authority -- Granite and fog : density -- As it first looks : improvisation -- Eyeball to eyeball : closeness -- Just a little bit : loudness -- R.S.V.P. : discrepancy -- I still believe I hear : memory and historical truth -- On the waves : linking -- Mi gente : community and exclusivity -- Slowly fading out of sight : the perfect moment.
Abstract:
What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism. This new age of listening brings with it astonishing new possibilities--as well as dangers. --Publisher.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.