"Should One Applaud?" Breaches and Boundaries in the Reception of New Technology in Music

  title={"Should One Applaud?" Breaches and Boundaries in the Reception of New Technology in Music},
  author={Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  pages={536 - 559}
The debate surrounding the introduction of new musical instruments is examined as a way to elicit norms underlying musical practice and culture. The paper details the introduction of three twentieth century instruments: the player piano, the "noise instruments" of the futurists and the electronic music synthesizer. The responses to these new instruments both among classical performers and in the realm of popular culture reveal how traditional norms of musical creativity associated with personal… 

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