Wednesday November 25, 2020

The case of Google Books reminds us of the importance of culture and shared history

Making art out of other art is nothing new

24th April, 2016
Google has partnered with libraries and publishers to scan entire collections Pic: Getty

About ten years ago, I got to see musician and composer Philip Jeck perform in Dublin. He’s best known for a 1993 live performance called Vinyl Requiem, which involved 180 record players operated by three people, creating an 80-minute musical experience made entirely from looped sounds on vinyl. What I saw was a significantly scaled down performance of looped samples built up over the set, but it was enough to be a memorable comment on...

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