Recordings Development and Impact on Listening Practices

The extraordinary evolution of recordings has vastly changed music’s identity and purpose in the twenty-first century. I have become interested in questions about the ways in which recordings enable solitary listening.  For this project, I undertook a series of interviews with a diverse group of listeners in order to gain better understanding of how these developments have impacted people’s listening.   These interviews particularly take up the roles of catharsis, social interaction, and repeatability in the listening experience.

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