David Grubbs - Records Ruin the Landscape


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From David Grubbs'preface: "Beyond repeated listening, a second attraction for me to the record was its compound, multidisciplinary character. It was never only about music. The record presented itself as a medium for sound, but also a medium for text, art, design and a general confrontation with the world."

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"The recording allows the listener to experience something other than a representation of an integral musical performance. The recording itself is likely to be a representation (a copy) of a representation (a composite) of a musical performance. As a composite, it can consist of fragments of takes edited together horizontally; it can consist of fragments edited together vertically through overdubbing; it can, and is likely to, consist of some combination of fragments pieced together both horizontally and vertically. As a composite, it can consist of superimposed recordings of the same sonic event from multiple sound perspectives;"

David Grubbs
Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording
Duke University Press, Durham 2014
Softcover, 150 x 225 mm
248 pages, 19 b/w ills.
English

ISBN 978-0822355908