Recycling Electronic Music; The Reshaping of Musical Invention in the Late 20th Century.

Recycling Electronic Music; The Reshaping of Musical Invention in the Late 20th CenturyRecycling Electronic Music; The Reshaping of Musical Invention in the Late 20th Century

“Juan Atkins, a Detroit techno pioneer has said that “Detroit was such a desolate city, that you kind of had to dream of the future to escape the reality of your surroundings.”1 In this way Music is seen as extreme escapism – it creates something otherwise unobtainable with live musicians. This was around the time when techno was taken to the dance floor, into venues such as warehouse raves.

Reinvention, on the other hand, does not have the same weight of implied rejection but is the art of changing something to such an extent that it appears to be entirely new. It is radical in that it forms an entirely new function for an already established design but need not involve a resurrection of something previously thought obsolete or worthless.” Joe Perkins

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