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Music and Technoculture
René T. A. Lysloff, ed.; Leslie C. Gay, Jr., ed.; Andrew Ross, afterword


2003 • 416 pp. 26 illus 6 x 9"
Music / Cultural Studies

$32.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6514-3
$25.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7441-1

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Explores the rich relationship between technology, music and culture.

Moving from web to field, from Victorian parlor to 21st-century mall, the 15 essays gathered here yield new insights regarding the intersection of local culture, musical creativity and technological possibilities. Inspired by the concept of "technoculture," the authors locate technology squarely in the middle of expressive culture: they are concerned with how technology culturally informs and infuses aspects of everyday life and musical experience, and they argue that this merger does not necessarily result in a "cultural grayout," but instead often produces exciting new possibilities. In this collection, we find evidence of musical practices and ways of knowing music that are informed or even significantly transformed by new technologies, yet remain profoundly local in style and meaning.

CONTRIBUTORS: Leslie C. Gay, Jr., Kai Fikentscher, Tong Soon Lee, René T. A. Lysloff, Matthew Malsky, Charity Marsh, Marc Perlman, Thomas Porcello, Andrew Ross, David Sanjek, jonathan Sterne, Janet L. Sturman, Timothy D. Taylor, Paul Théberge, Melissa West, Deborah Wong.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“This book sets out to make technology an issue for ethnomusicology, but its value lies in the variety of ethno approaches it brings to technology. Detail, surprise, and the pleasure of scholarship—this is musicology of society at its best." —Simon Frith, author of Performing Rites: On the Value of Popular Music

“After Music and Technoculture, scholars will have no excuse to treat music technology as neutral or impartial or as anything less than a powerful transformation of consciousness, musical meaning, and value. This volume will shape research paradigms over the coming decades.”Gage Averill, Professor of Ethnomusicology, New York University

RENÉ T.A. LYSLOFF is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Riverside. LESLIE C. GAY, JR. is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Musicology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. ANDREW ROSS is Director of the American Studies Program at New York University.

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