Ubiquitous Listening

Ubiquitous Listening

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How does the constant presence of music in modern life--on iPods, in shops and elevators, on television--affect the way we listen? With so much of this sound, whether imposed or chosen, only partially present to us, is the act of listening degraded by such passive listening? In Ubiquitous Listening, Anahid Kassabian investigates the many sounds that surround us and argues that this ubiquity has led to different kinds of listening. Kassabian argues for a new examination of the music we do not normally hear (and by implication, that we do), one that examines the way it is used as a marketing tool and a mood modulator, and exploring the ways we engage with this music.iTunes Preview, SoundHound, http://itunes.apple.com/app/ id284972998?mt%20 :%208, accessed 13 October 2010. ... by a€smuleage, a€ 3 November 2008, www. youtube.com/watch?v:RhCJq7EAJJA, accessed 12 October 2010; Music Ally, a€10 anbsp;...

Title:Ubiquitous Listening
Author: Anahid Kassabian
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2013

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