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Note 6, David Byrne, How music works

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We now think of the sound of recordings when we think of a song or piece of music, and the live performance of that same piece is considered an interpretation of the recorded version. What was originally a simulation of a performance – the recording – has supplanted performances, and the performances are now considered […]

We now think of the sound of recordings when we think of a song or piece of music, and the live performance of that same piece is considered an interpretation of the recorded version. What was originally a simulation of a performance – the recording – has supplanted performances, and the performances are now considered the simulation. It seemed to some that the animating principle of music was being replaced by a more perfect, but slightly less soulful, machine.