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How Technology Shapes Musical Thought

Music technology influences musical creativity in fundamental ways, and in this episode we talk about how the tools and concepts of musical practice are entwined with the expressive and creative ideas being crafted.

We wander into some interesting and unexpected areas, too, as we consider how technology influences musical values, tastes, and institutional models. This episode offers a lot of food for thought, and will hopefully stimulate your music listening.


(Playlist after the jump....)

Interstitial music clips for this episode, and links to acquire them:

  1. Oskar Sala, "Concertando Rubato" from Electronische Tanzsuite (1955)
  2. Guillaume de Machaut, "Kyrie" from Messe de Notre Dame (~1365)
  3. Hector Berlioz, "Songe d'une nuit du sabbat," from Symphonie Fantastique (1830)
  4. Morton Subotnick, Silver Apples of the Moon Pt. A (1967)
  5. Chuck Berry, Maybellene (1955)
  6. Les Paul & Mary Ford, How High the Moon (1951)
  7. Dr. Dre, What's the Difference (2001)
  8. Ronald Jenkees, Throwing Fire (2013)
  9. Tay Zonday, Chocolate Rain (2007)
  10. Mason Bates, Rhombus (2009)