As the Bible famously says, "there is nothing new
under the sun." That's pretty bleak. If it's all been said and done
before, what's left? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge,
remix culture. Digital sampling, audio hacking, mash-ups
music and art it's all about mix and remix again.
Paul Miller is the unofficial spokesman for
remix culture in his persona as DJ Spooky. His latest book is
"Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture." DJ Spooky
tells Steve Paulson that young artists regard sound as a language they
may freely sample to construct new compositions. Listeners can check
out DJ Spooky's multimedia performances at http://www.djspooky.com/art/terra_nova.php.
The mash-up is one form of remix culture. Jim Fleming
talks with mash-up artist The World Famous Audio Hacker who's
also known as Derek Chilcote Bacco, about what a mash-up is.
You can download a copy of Bacco's virtual box set of mash-ups at http://www.audiohacker.com/.
Also, we hear a bit of the first ever mash-up: Charles Ives' "The
4th of July." And, Charles Monroe-Kane breaks the law by
singing "Happy Birthday," then Lawrence Lessig, a law
professor at Stanford, tells Steve Paulson why that's absurd. Lessig
is the founder of Creative Commons and his book "Code: Version
2.0" is available for free under a Creative Commons licensing agreement
Jason Bittner is the editor of a website called
From My Ex dot com. He talks with Anne Strainchamps and plays samples
from various mix tapes he's received. You can share your story of lost
or everlasting love, and your favorite mix tape right
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 08-07-20-A.
|Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
that Subliminal Kid , ed, Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music
and Culture (MIT Press)
- DJ SPOOKY
Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kids latest book is
called, Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture.
MIT Press. The book also contain a sample CD from which we heard various
samples during his interview.
To view/listen to his work in progress called Terra Nova: The
Antarctica Suite please click here:
For more multimedia work:
Other DJ Spooky music we heard came from his CDs titled Songs
of a Dead Dreamer, Riddim Warfare, and Creation
LAWRENCE LESSIG Lawrence Lessigs
latest book is called Code: Version 2.0 is available for
free under a Creative Commons licensing agreement.
To download and/or remix:
More on the Creative Commons:
After his interview we played an except from DJ Q BERTs CD called
A Preschool BreakMIX.
- THE WORLD FAMOUS AUDIO HACKER
To download/stream his mash-ups please go to:
CASSETTE FROM MY EX
To read more stories/listen to more cassette mixed tapes from Jason
Bittners website please go to:
And while you are there, PLEASE submit your own stories and mixed
tape from your ex!
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