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Re: [microsound] artificats?

On 4/12/06 2:01 PM, "Damian Stewart" <damian@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A compact disc containing a recording of a piano concerto is not a piano
> concerto. Is the piano concerto the cultural artifact? the CD? both? As
> cultural practitioners, which one do we care about more? I'd argue that
> the CD is a function of the particular material emphasis of our current
> times, and that we care much more about the piano concerto itself than
> about the shiny plastic disc.

Well said.. So how do we move past the 'shiny plastic disc'? ;) (and you can
add to that, "In a way that is fair for the 'creator','artist' (or whatever
you want to call him/her/it)")


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