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Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction$
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Arved Ashby

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520264793

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520264793.001.0001

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Digital Mythologies

Digital Mythologies

(p.123) 4. Digital Mythologies
Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Arved Ashby

University of California Press

This chapter takes a look at digital recordings as a turning point in the distributional and curatorial aspects of the history of music aesthetics, and tries to describe how it has effectively transformed people's relationship with musical performances and compositional styles of the past. It also studies the close relationship of aesthetics and technology in the twentieth century, the fluid nature of music, the convergence of access and ownership, digital remastering, and recording techniques.

Keywords:   digital recordings, music aesthetics, compositional styles, musical performances, access and ownership, digital remastering, recording techniques

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