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November 19, 2012

marshall mcluhan on electronic music

Filed under: music,new media politics (k3) — ABRAXAS @ 10:57 am

With the electronic music instrument, any tone can be made available in any intensity and for any length of time. Note that the symphony orchestra was, by comparison, a machine of separate instruments that gave the effect of organic unity. With the electronic instrument, one starts with organic unity as an immediate fact of perfect synchronization. This makes the attempt to create the effect of organic unity quite pointless. Electronic music must seek other goals.

marshall Mcluhan
understanding media – the extensions of man
1964

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