To what extent has technology influenced music and music culture? Music has played alongside humankind throughout all of history. It has brought together people, creating communities and sub-cultures, acting as a reflection of everything we have experienced and expressed as a race. However, the influence of technologies developed overtime has changed how we experience, ultimately changing culture and how we express ourselves through music. To be able to create the music we hear today has taken thousands.
Sound recording and reproduction
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O ne of the great changes in the British countryside is that hedgerows and verges no longer glisten in the way they did 20 years ago. No longer does the sunlight catch the strands of tape that used to festoon thorns and grasses, lost reminders of another cassette jammed in the car stereo. It would eject, but would emerge trailing a loop of slender, slippery tape, the end snagged deep in the player's insides. A helpful passenger might tease it free and painstakingly spool the tape back into its case, ready to play and jam again; more likely they would rip it from the machine and throw it out of the window. Driving today has fewer distractions, hour after hour passing as the MP3 player shuffles through its enormous repertoire, and listening at home is equally trouble-free, a laptop and headphones doing away with the need for all those records, cassettes, CDs, turntables, amplifiers, wires and speakers. So much time filled, so much space saved; never before has music been so available and yet so immaterial.
The History of Sound Recording
Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews. These interviews are conducted with people who participated in or observed past events and whose memories and perceptions of these are to be preserved as an aural record for future generations. Oral history strives to obtain information from different perspectives and most of these cannot be found in written sources. Oral history also refers to information gathered in this manner and to a written work published or unpublished based on such data, often preserved in archives and large libraries.
But in order for me to do that I will need to explore the history of Sound Recording, which started in the 19th Century. Before sound could be recorded but not played. But it had a problem when the tin foil was removed from the machine it would loose its shape making it impossible for sound to be played back again. Along the years technology improved a lot, especially after the First World War. Because of radio improvements as well as records, recording and buying music became cheaper and easier.