4 : Plunderphonics
Musical appropriation and remixing
- James Tenney – Collage #1 (“Blue Suede”)
- Bernard Parmegiani – Du pop à l’âne, Pop Eclectic 
- John Oswald – Dab
- Cutler – ‘Plunderphonia’ at ccutler.com/ccutler/writing/plunderphonia.shtml
- Oswald – ‘Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative’ at plunderphonics.com/xhtml/xplunder.html
- Read: Cox & Warner Chapter 23: ‘Bettered by the Borrower: The Ethics of Musical Debt’, John Oswald (1989) cox_warner_ch23
- Listen: John Oswald – Dab
- Presentation on borrowing, from: https://prezi.com/-o-xnekjs_aa/why-do-research/
- Write: Written Assignment 4: ‘A good composer does not imitate; he steals.’: week-4-assignment-critical-skills
Plagiarism, copying and ‘borrowing’
- Is it possible to create anything completely original?
- Consider works that you think are a) highly original and b) highly derivative; how do they differ? Is one good or bad?
- Are ‘original’ artists considered ‘better’ or ‘worse’? Why?