Leote Rec #22: Plunderphonics

segunda-feira: 23h / quinta-feira:11h / sábado: 16h

Plunderphonics is a term coined by composer John Oswald in 1985 in his essay Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative. It has since been applied to any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition. Plunderphonics can be considered a form of sound collage.
source: wikipedia

"Musical instruments produce sounds. Composers produce music. Musical instruments reproduce music. Tape recorders, radios, disc players, etc., reproduce sound. A device such as a wind-up music box produces sound and reproduces music. A phonograph in the hands of a hip hop/scratch artist who plays a record like an electronic washboard with a phonographic needle as a plectrum, produces sounds which are unique and not reproduced - the record player becomes a musical instrument. A sampler, in essence a recording, transforming instrument, is simultaneously a documenting device and a creative device, in effect reducing a distinction manifested by copyright."


Buchanan & Goodman - The Flying Saucer (1956)
The Residents - Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Life
John Oswald – Dab
Kid 606 - Rebel Girl
Negativland - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Special Edit Radio Mix)
Corporal Blossom – Burning Today's Memory
Christian Marclay - Johann Strauss
Un Drame Musical Instantane - Crimes Parfaits
Luciano Berio - Sinfonia 3

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