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Re: Music is not political (Was Re: music is political)

On 4/4/06, 3nki <3nki@modaldub.net> wrote:

> i think Attali's point about a future stage of "composers" (which he
> wrote 30 years ago), where the former passive consumer of music,
> whose main function was a capitalistic one of purchasing recordings
> of music, instead in some fashion creates (or 'composes') their own
> music has proved somewhat accurate. he could not forsee PodCasts,
> file sharing, mash-ups, ableton Live, and so on, but given his
> remoteness his prescience seems remarkable. needless to say, i highly
> recommend his book "Noise" to anyone with a smidgen of interest in
> music, philosophy, politics or society.

Thank you again for recommeding Attali's book, it came yesterday and
I've just finished it. I think it has fundamentally changed the way I
think about music.