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    DescriptionSound UnboundSampling Digital Music and Cultureedited by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid foreword by Cory Doctorowintroduction by Steve ReichIf Rhythm Science was about the flow of things, Sound Unbound is about the remix--how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create. In Sound Unbound, Rhythm Science author Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid asks artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words. These are reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society. The topics are as diverse as the contributors: composer Steve Reich offers a memoir of his life with technology, from tape loops to video opera; Miller himself considers sampling and civilization; novelist Jonathan Lethem writes about appropriation and plagiarism; science fiction writer Bruce Sterling looks at dead media; Ron Eglash examines racial signifiers in electrical engineering; media activist Naeem Mohaiemen explores the influence of Islam on hip hop; rapper Chuck D contributes "Three Pieces"; musician Brian Eno explores the sound and history of bells; Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno interview composer-conductor Pierre Boulez; and much more. "Press 'play,'" Miller writes, "and this anthology says 'here goes.'" The groundbreaking mix CD that accompanies the book features Nam Jun Paik, the Dada Movement, John Cage, Sonic Youth, and many other examples of avant-garde music. Most of the CD's content comes from the archives of Sub Rosa, a legendary record label that has been the benchmark for archival sounds since the beginnings of electronic music.Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician living and working in New York City. His artwork has appeared in the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale for Architecture, the Andy Warhol Museum, and many other venues. His written work has appeared in such publications as the Village Voice and Artforum. He is an editor of the magazine 21c (www.21cmagazine.com) and the author of Rhythm Science (MIT Press, 2004).Contributors [sidebar]David Allenby, Pierre Boulez, Catherine Corman, Chuck D, Erik Davis, Scott De Lahunta, Manuel DeLanda, Cory Doctorow, Eveline Domnitch, Frances Dyson, Ron Eglash, Brian Eno, Dmitry Gelfand, Dick Hebdige, Lee Hirsch, Vijay Iyer, Ken Jordan, Douglas Kahn, Daphne Keller, Beryl Korot, Jaron Lanier, Joseph Lanza, Jonathan Lethem, Carlo McCormick, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Moby, Naeem Mohaiemen, Alondra Nelson, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pauline Oliveros, Philippe Parreno, Ibrahim Quaraishi, Steve Reich, Simon Reynolds, Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, Nadine Robinson, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Alex Steinweiss, Bruce Sterling, Lucy Walker, Saul Williams, Jeff E. Winner


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    Title
    Sound Unbound
    Subtitle
    Sampling Digital Music and Culture
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Foreword by Cory Doctorow, Introduction by Steve Reich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262633635
    ISBN 10: 0262633639
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BIC E4L: ART
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BIC subject category V2: AV
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    DC22: 709.04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BISAC V2.8: MUS013000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: UYU
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    DC22: 780.9/05
    LC classification: ML197 .S694 2008
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    DC22: 780.905
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, AV, JBCC, UYU
    Illustrations note
    12 b&w illus.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    31 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer. He is the author of Rhythm Science and Sound Unbound, both published by the MIT Press.
    Review quote
    "...this is a provocative and intriguing text, of interest to anyone working in or studying contemporary experimental music." Dave Valencia Library Journal