Link, Stan

2001

The Work of Reproduction in the Mechanical Aging of an Art: Listening to Noise

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 25, no.1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 34-47.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Noise Digital Aesthetics Listening Experience Perception

Abstract:

This article explores the relevance of "reproduction" as a musical model even in the face of technology that tends to dissolve the term by eliminating transduction noise in recording. It discusses the practice of retro filtering, adding transduction noise to recordings, from both a philosophical and aesthetic perspective.