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Any Sound You Can Imagine: Making Music/Consuming Technology
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780819563095
ISBN-10 0819563099
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Book Award (1997)

Recent innovations in musical instrument design are not simply a response to the needs of musicians, writes Paul Théberge; 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. Théberge 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.

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from Wesleyan Univ Pr (June 1, 1997)
9780819553072 | details & prices | 293 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $55.00
About: 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.
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from Wesleyan Univ Pr (May 1, 1997)
9780819563095 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Winner of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Book Award (1997)Recent innovations in musical instrument design are not simply a response to the needs of musicians, writes Paul Théberge; they also have become "a driving force with which musicians must contend.

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