They walk through the doors with a distant gaze and metal in their ears. No one talks or acknowledges each other yet they are all walking through the same wallpapered halls. Music has become the wallpaper that decorates the walls of our culture; a background aesthetic that is always resent but rarely given an afterthought. Wallpaper is always visible but rarely valued for the intricate assembly of pattern flawlessly manufactured for the covering of our walls. This essay will explore his notions and expand on the production and consumption of music acting within our culture. Here music must only re-enforce the attributes of heroism and suppress the other socially undesired attributes.
Theodor Adorno's Theory of Music and its Social Implications
Essays on Music by Theodor Adorno, Richard Leppert - Paperback - University of California Press
Wednesday, July 24 th : Read Theodor W. Why have we a dichotomy? Do my suspicions bear out? A good debate, maybe for the discussion posts! Cultural change occurs by distinction and discord.
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Yesterday I noticed that elsewhere at PopMatters was a review of Adorno's Philosophy of Music, which, as the author of the review, Patrick Schabe notes, has nothing to do with "new music" as anyone outside of academic music programs would understand it. Those interested in mounting an Adornoesque critique of contemporary pop music would be better served by reading "Perennial Fashion -- Jazz," from Prisms. The essay, which isn't about jazz so much as it is about whatever musical product is being manufactured and marketed for the masses, features this immortal observation:. I think of this whenever the need to concentrate on what I'm listening to makes me feel peevish and disgruntled. Isn't music supposed to make me relax?
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