Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Rest Is Noise

Alex Ross, music editor for the New Yorker, speaks about his new book The Rest Is Noise, and about the blog he runs which shares its name. In particular he talks at length about the global reach of the Internet and the way it allows for anyone to voice their opinion about, for example, new music or concerts they've recently attended.

He goes on to discuss the future of music and the influence of technology and the creation of the global village in which we now live; the ways that reading other blogs has changed his views on classical music and modern composers, many of whom put up mp3s or entire scores for audiences to peruse. His blog is also interesting as a chronicle of the production of his book, which he started back in 2001.


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