|Title:||Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture (Science/Technology/Culture)|
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|Publisher:||University of Massachusetts Press (July 21, 2010)|
Science & Technology. A similar dynamic exists within the sample-based music community – among the DJs who create mash-ups, remixes, techno, hip-hop mixtapes, and other forms of not-quite-legal music using pieces of other people’s work as their palette. Unlike the quilters, however, sample-based music is a global phenomenon involving millions of creative individuals, using state-of-the-art technology. University of Massachusetts Press, 240 pages.
In Mashed Up, Sinnreich uses music as the lens to study the increasingly relevant gray area between media production and consumption. I am pleased to see that work has now been extended into a book. ―Journal of Communication
Series: Science, Technology, and Culture. Published by: University of Massachusetts Press. Mashed Up chronicles the rise of configurability, an emerging musical and cultural moment rooted in today’s global, networked communications infrastructure. Based on interviews with dozens of prominent DJs, attorneys, and music industry executives, the book argues that today’s battles over sampling, file sharing, and the marketability of new styles such as mashups and techno presage social change on a far broader scale
From ancient times to the present day, writers and thinkers have remarked. For example, th Sinnreich writes an important book about the topic of remix (he calls it configurability) in today's culture. The book is nicely set up, as the first third talks about the modern discursive framework (essentially how we as a society understand concepts like art, authorship, originality, et. and follows that by addressing how Configurable Culture (ie, the practice of remix) destabilizes those modernist concepts by making them straddle a "gray area" between their binary opposites.
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Mashed Up seeks to explore how technology, especially the possibilities unleashed by digitization and computers, is revolutionizing the production of music. For Sinnreich, the challenge is both conceptual and political. At the conceptual level, the modern conception of music, which held sway from approximately 1800 until the 1980s, relies on a series of binaries: art-craft, artist-audience, original-copy, ion, figure-ground, materials-tools (43).
Mashed Up opens with Music as a Controlled Substance, a calculatedly provocative title to a chapter that begins, interestingly enough, with an overview of governments’ proscriptions of performance of certain types of music in ancient Greece, 18th Century China, and the . military used rock and rap music, along with physical violence, to torture prisoners at Abu Ghraib and force confessions from them. It similarly forced Manuel Noriega to surrender after imposing the sounds of rock music on him, along with those of a similarly obnoxious artifact of American popular culture – the Howard Stern Show. But wait: if Howard Stern had personally appeared, prattling obscenities without electronic amplification outside Noreiga’s house, Noreiga would simply have shaken his head in disgust, shut the window, and contently gone about his creepy business.
The distinction between author and public is about to lose its basic character. The difference becomes merely functional; it may vary from case to case. Some DJs rebel actively against legal and commercial institutions, while others simply avoid them as a matter of course; in both cases, these factors have helped to break down the artificial distinction between artists and audience.
Mashed Up Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture. Announcing a new partnership with the University of New Hampshire Press. We are excited to announce a new partnership with the University of New Hampshire Press. As of December 1, UMass Press will distribute and market UNH Press titles.