Sunday, August 30, 2009

Listening strategy

Taste is not important; it is the approach to listening that is definitive. We must have a "listening strategy" -- see end of this Pitchfork article about impact of MP3s -- it no longer suffices to pretend that organic responsiveness counts. There is no unmediated reaction to music; only what sort of reaction we are prepared to have. What are the ethical criteria for these listening strategies, I wonder.

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