Miller, Paul D. (aka. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid)


Rhythm Science

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Language(s): English


Recycling Sampling Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


In this pamphlet-style book, the author presents his Rhythm Science manifesto. Focussing on music emanating from sampling culture, where a Dj makes an entirely new thing out of existing things, the author describes how such music is based on a flow of patterns in culture - a cultural collage, a musical art form where all meaning has been untethered from the ground of its origins and is re-created as one travels through the musical text, both as a composer and audience/listener.

Table of contents:

The Idiot - A Freestyle
The New Griots
Sonic Sculptures
Dj-ing is Writing/Writing is Dj-ing
Multiplex Consciousness
Rhythmic Space
Errata Erratum
The Future is Here
The Prostitute