[rumori] Re: [Re: [plunderphonia] Plunderphonia

Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Sun, 2 Apr 2000 20:01:43 -0700 (PDT)

2 Apr 2000 found Nils Jonsson writing:

>the rest of you, I hope it has occurred to you that the first recorded pieces
>of Plunderphonia were actually Walter/Wendy Carlosīs Moog renditions of
>classical music.

 According to the strict definition of a plunderphone, no.

Simply re-performing another's work is not plunderphonic - that term
refers to actually appropriating and working with a specific recording.
That's what it's all about. otherwise you might say, for example, that
the Beatles' early covers of Chuck Berry songs were "plunderphonia".
They were, in a way, theft (that's another story), and they were "recycled
culture" (yet another story), but they weren't plunderphonic.

as Steve Steinksi said, quoted in the Plunderphonic liner notes, "you want
the thing. You don't want the almost-thing."


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