A pioneering social history of how recordings affect people's perception and definition of 'music' that first appeared in 1987. The second edition preserves the original text and adds an afterward about digital recordings and file sharing.
A multi-media source for transcripts of oral histories (the print book), the sounds of composers voices and some of their music (the accompanying two CDs), and online transcripts of spoken parts of the CDs.
A now 'classic' annotated commentary on what sounded new in the 1980s, including some early and world music which was then 'new for Western ears.' The author hosts the radio program New Sounds on WNYC.
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