Research Seminar - Book Launch for Kyle Devine
Music is seen as the most immaterial of the arts, and recorded music as a progress of dematerialization—an evolution from physical discs to invisible digits. In Decomposed, Kyle Devine offers another perspective.
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Kyle Devine shows that recorded music has always been a significant exploiter of both natural and human resources, and that its reliance on these resources is more problematic today than ever before. Devine uncovers the hidden history of recorded music—what recordings are made of and what happens to them when they are disposed of.
For the book launch we will be joined by special guest Dr Matt Brennan , Reader in Popular Music at the University of Glasgow.