Fully revised and updated, this new edition of Mark Katz's award-winning text adds coverage of mashups and Auto-Tune, explores recent developments in file-sharing, and includes an expanded conclusion and bibliography.
Mark Katz is Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the author of the forthcoming Groove Music.
"In Capturing Sound, Mark Katz focuses on the overwhelming technological transformation that changed music from a medium of elite and canonical performances to a mass-consumed fashion-object experienced privately. Underneath the wealth of scholarship and insight about how new recording techniques continue to change our experience of music, Katz wonders how we ourselves have been changed by the successive recording technologies that emerged since Edison. This is a one-of-a-kind book. It will change your mind about why and how we listen to music."—Giles Slade, author of Made To Break
"I only wish I had put as much thought into making records as Mark Katz does in appreciating and analyzing them. I've always said that what I do is not rocket science, but critques like this make it sound like it has a place in modern culture."—Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, composer, producer, DJ
1. Violinist Itzhak Perlman in performance (page 24)
2. Violinist Jascha Heifetz in performance (page 25)
3. The McGurk Effect (page 25)
5. Elvis Presley, "Blue Moon of Kentucky", released version, 1954 (page 49)
6. Elvis Presley, "Blue Moon of Kentucky", outtake, 1954 (page 49)
7. Cher, "Believe", 1998 (page 51)
8. The Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow", 2009 (page 51)
9. Tindle Family, home recording, New York City, ca. 1910 (page 78) Released on I'm Making You a Record: Home and Amateur Recordings on Wax Cylinder, 1902–1920, Phonozoic compact disc 001, phonozoic.com. Used by permission of Patrick Feaster.
10. Joe "King" Oliver, "Dippermouth Blues", 1923 (page 89)
11. Joseph Joachim, performing Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 1 (arr. Joachim), 1903 (page 96) Released on Great Virtuosi of the Golden Age, volume 1, Pearl compact disc GEMM CD 9101. Used by permission.
12. Jascha Heifetz, performing Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 1 (arr. Joachim), 1920 (page 99) Released on HMV 78-rpm disc DA 245.
13. Toscha Seidel, performing Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 1 (arr. Joachim), 1940 (page 99) Released on The Auer Legacy, volume 2, Appian compact disc CDAPR 7016. Used by permission.
14. Mischa Elman, violin, performing Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne in E-flat, op. 9, no. 2 (arr. Pablo de Sarasate), 1910 (page 104)
15. Jascha Heifetz, violin, performing Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne in E-flat, op. 9, no. 2 (arr. Pablo de Sarasate), 1910 (page 104) Released on Jascha Heifetz: The Early Victor Recordings, Biddulph compact disc LAB 015. Used by permission.
16. Paul Hindemith, Originalwerk für Schallplatte: Instrumental Trickaufnahme, 1930 (excerpt) (page 110) Used by permission of Dr. Martin Elste and the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung PK, Berlin.
17. DJ Dexta, DMC battle routine, 1999 (page 133)
18. DJ Dopey, Allies All Star Beatdown routine, 2001 (page 133)
19. I.Emerge, "Hardcore Scratching", 2003 (page 137)
Used by permission.
20. Paul Lansky, Notjustmoreidlechatter, 1988 (page 151)
Released on More Than Idle Chatter, Bridge compact disc BCD 9050. Used by permission.
21. Fatboy Slim, "Praise You", 1998 (excerpt) (page 154)
22. Camille Yarborough, "Take Yo Praise", 1975 (page 154)
Released on The Iron Pot Cooker, Vanguard compact disc 79356–2. Used by permission.
23. Public Enemy, "Fight the Power", 1990 (page 160)
24. ccc, "Stand by Me", 2005 (page 165)