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By Peter Szendy,Jean-Luc Nancy,Charlotte Mandell

during this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the position of the listener is, and has been, during the centuries. The position of the composer is apparent, as is the position of the musician, yet the place precisely does the listener stand relating to the tune s/he listens to? what's the accountability of the listener? Does a listener have any rights, because the writer and composer have copyright? Szendy explains his love of musical association (since preparations permit him to hear an individual hearing music), and wonders if it is attainable in alternative ways to exhibit to others how we ourselves take heed to tune. How do we percentage our real listening to with others?

Along the best way, he examines the evolution of copyright legislation as utilized to musical works and takes us into the court docket to ascertain assorted debates on what we're and aren’t allowed to hear, and to witness the fantastic line among musical borrowing and outright plagiarism. ultimately, he examines the new phenomenon of DJs and electronic compilations, and wonders how expertise has affected our behavior of listening and has replaced listening from a passive workout to an lively one, wherein one could bounce from music to trace or play in basic terms chosen pieces.

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