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Author Savage, Steve, 1948-

Title Bytes and backbeats : repurposing music in the digital age / Steve Savage.

Imprint Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©2011.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 251 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Tracking pop
Tracking pop.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Repurposing presentation. Application study : rock band ; Studio study : lipsmacks, mouth noises, and heavy breathing ; Art or artifice? -- Repurposing performance. Application study : jazz piano trio ; Studio study : capturing the unintentional performance ; Artist or artisan? -- Repurposing participation. Application study : African folklore and music communities ; Studio study : from iPod to GarageBand ; Integration or (dis)integration?
Note Print version record.
Summary From Attali's "cold social silence" to Baudrillard's hallucinatory reality, reproduced music has long been the target of critical attack. Steve Savage, however, deploys an innovative combination of designed recording projects, ethnographic studies of contemporary music practice, and critical analysis to challenge many of these traditional attitudes about the creation and reception of music. Savage adopts the notion of "repurposing" as central to understanding how every aspect of musical activity, from creation to reception, has been transformed, arguing that the tension within production between a naturalizing "art" and a self-conscious "artifice" reflects and feeds into our evolving notions of creativity, authenticity, and community. Three original audio projects form an integral part of the work, drawing from rock & roll, jazz, and traditional African music. Through these projects, Savage is able to target areas of contemporary practice that are particularly significant in the cultural evolution of the musical experience from the perspective of composers, musicians, and listeners. This work stems from Savage's experience as a professional recording engineer and record producer. "Instead of focusing solely on legal aspects, as many authors have done, Savage takes the time to study not only how technologies have altered the way we make and consume music, but also how technology relates to culture. This balance between 'empirical' and 'critical' approaches is powerful."--Serge Lacasse, Université Laval.
Language English.
Subject Popular music -- Production and direction.
Sound recordings -- Production and direction.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Pop Vocal.
MUSIC -- General.
Sound recordings -- Production and direction. (OCoLC)fst01127057
Neue Medien
Chronological Term Geschichte 2000-2011.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Savage, Steve, 1948- Bytes and backbeats. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©2011 9780472117857 (DLC) 2011007217 (OCoLC)703871402
ISBN 9780472027736 (electronic bk.)
0472027735 (electronic bk.)
9780472117857 (electronic bk.)
0472117858 (electronic bk.)
9780472901180 (electronic bk.)
0472901184 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.3432847
AU@ 000056833680
CHNEW 001035525
CHVBK 556239873
DEBSZ 484705482
GBVCP 1003683169
NZ1 14831888

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