[Marxism] Music’s Shift From Analog to Digital Changed Everything | The Nation

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu May 2 06:07:49 MDT 2019

Ways of Hearing began life as a podcast series on Radiotopia, but 
Krukowski, following Berger, always meant to publish it as a book as 
well. “It’s my intuition that you get all these different things from a 
page than you do from your ears, and I wanted to do both,” he said over 
the phone from his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A slim volume with 
eye-catching illustrations, Ways of Hearing invites readers to consider 
how the shift from analog to digital distribution has changed our 
relationships to music and to one another. It’s an accessible critique 
of capitalism disguised as a meditation on playback technology, a dip 
into critical theory for those who covet vinyl crackles and tape hiss 
but can’t quite put their finger on why.


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