Articles tagged theodor adorno

Progressive Sounds: Technology and Innovation in Indie Music

Indie is not characterized by a particular business practice, sonic trait, or listening habit alone, but rather as an approach that relies on innovative uses of technology.

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Classical Radio Communities: Thoughts on Mediation

Classical music radio gives rise to a prophylactic form of community: we are somehow participating with other listeners without having to engage directly with those others. The music becomes a pretense for communal participation.

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Philosophy of New Music by Theodor Adorno; Translated by Robert Hullot-Kentor

For Adorno, the opiate of the masses in late capitalism was not religion, but culture, and mass-produced culture was little more than a drug that served no other capacity than the reification and perpetuation of the dominance of capital -- culture as product that could only produce more product as culture.

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