Film, Video Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

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Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music
Mark Katz, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, discusses his book, "Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music." Katz provides examples of how the very act of sound recording has changed music over the decades, and demonstrates how the internet has forever changed the way we discover and consume music.
00:00 Robert Saladini introduction
3:21 Mark Katz lecture begins
15:00 Bing Crosby, "P. S, I Love You"
18:27 Paul Hindemith "Trickaufnahmen fur Schallplatte"
22:05 Violent Femmes, "Gone Daddy Gone"
37:05 Eyeball Skeleton, "The Smokey Turtle"
43:53 Q&A
Event Date
November 09, 2005
-  Mark Katz received his bacherlor's degree from College of William and Mary and his master's and doctorate from the University of Michigan. Currently he teaches courses on 20th-century classical and popular music, and music and technology at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He is also the author of "The Violin: A Research and Information Guide." He's had articles, entries and reviews in American Music, Beethoven Forum, Harvard Dictionary of Music, International Dictionary of Black Composers, Journal of Musicological Research, Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart and Notes. Recent awards include an AMS book subvention (2004), an Edison Fellowship (2005) and a National Science Foundation grant (2005).
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Running Time
59 minutes 20 seconds
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