Records Ruin the Landscape (Paperback)
John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording
Duke University Press, 9780822355908, 220pp.
Publication Date: March 28, 2014
Other Editions of This Title:
In their day, few of these works circulated in recorded form. By contrast, contemporary listeners can encounter this music not only through a flood of LP and CD releases of archival recordings but also in even greater volume through Internet file sharing and online resources. Present-day listeners are coming to know that era's experimental music through the recorded artifacts of composers and musicians who largely disavowed recordings. In Records Ruin the Landscape, Grubbs surveys a musical landscape marked by altered listening practices.