How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts

How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts

Ian Brennan


All recordings record existence, bobbing up from a selected time and position, and if that position is man made, the implications might be in addition. Culled from a life of studying via failure and designed to impress suggestion and idea for artists in each medium, How song Dies (or Lives) is a digital how-to guide for these on a quest for authenticity in an age of airbrushed and Auto-Tuned so-called “artists.” writer and Grammy-winning manufacturer Ian Brennan chronicles his personal trips to discover new and historical sounds, textured voices, and nonmalleable songs, and he offers readers with an complex examine our technological society. His concise prose covers subject matters such as:

•The damages of colonization in generalizing targeted variations
•The desire for imperfection
•The gaps among production and invention
•The saturation of tune in daily life

This consultant serves those that ask themselves, “What’s unsuitable with our culture?” in addition to attainable solutions are classes in utilizing the microphone as a telescope, listening to the earth as an echo, and appreciating the price of democratizing voices.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a large diversity of books at the visible and appearing arts, with emphasis at the company of paintings. Our titles hide topics comparable to photograph layout, theater, branding, high quality paintings, images, inside layout, writing, performing, movie, find out how to commence careers, company and criminal kinds, company practices, and extra. whereas we do not aspire to submit a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're deeply devoted to caliber books that aid artistic execs be successful and thrive. we regularly post in components ignored by way of different publishers and welcome the writer whose services might help our viewers of readers.

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