Any Sound You Can Imagine: Making Music/Consuming Technology

  title={Any Sound You Can Imagine: Making Music/Consuming Technology},
  author={Paul E Theberge},
From the Publisher: Theberge places recent technological developments within a broad social and historical perspective to illuminate the changing relationships between musical concepts, styles, and technology. 
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