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Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music – Mark Katz

Thoughts: The central idea of Capturing Sound is that, in addition to musical practice driving the development of recording technology, recording technology can (and frequently does) influence musical practice. Though it’s been several years since I read this book and I’ve forgotten many of the details, it likely helped shape my current interest in how similar processes can go on in instrument development (for example, the development/evolution of the electric guitar.)

(The notes below are not a summary of the book, but rather raw notes - whatever I thought, at the time, might be worth remembering.)

Katz, Mark. 2010. Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music (Revised Edition). University of California Press.

Posted: Feb 25, 2021. Last updated: Feb 25, 2021.