Holm-Hudson, Kevin

1997

Quotation and Context: Sampling and John Oswald's Plunderphonics

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 7. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 17-25.

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

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Sampling Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Plunderphonics

Abstract:

Although the music industry has insisted that digital sampling is "theft," it is perhaps better viewed in historical and theoretical context as timbral quotation. Often a sample functions as a quote that is recontextualised but that nevertheless bears the weight of its original context. In this article the author compares some attempts at creating a taxonomy for sampling use and concludes with a discussion of the controversial ‘plunderphonic’ work of composer John Oswald.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Holm-Hudson, Kevin (1996). John Oswald's Rubaiyat (Elektrax) and the Politics of Recombinant Do-Re-Mi