Kaitlin S Background Research 1



I was curious about how the use of sound has evolved its use in society, particularly the evolution and advancement of technology. This article states that since the discovery of electronic instruments and multi-tracking recording we tend to think that music is all technologically based; however, we forget about the early instruments that generated music. Early in music recording sound generators, the sample, Moog synthesizer, or electric guitar were used to engineer sound. Since the evolution of these new technological instruments live performances were no longer the prime objective in the recording studio instead they were replaced by sound manipulations and enhancements.

I also located an interview with a professor from Princeton University which discusses the role of sound and physical spaces in which we hear and how they have helped define modern America specifically through their use in cinema and architecture.

I am interested to explore more the effect that music’s evolution had on the societies developments.

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