Sampling — Stealing, Borrowing & Reshaping in Contemporary Music
The Austrian Cultural Forum (11 E. 52nd St., Manhattan)
Free, RSVP requested: 212.319.5300 x 46
Composers have long combined personal inspiration and the influence of other artists’ works to create their own art. As technology provides the power to duplicate endlessly, how has this altered the creative process, opening the doors to new aesthetics? Or has the creative impulse been stunted in favor of the easy remix?
Composers and musicians Nico Muhly and Peter Ablinger, and music critic and writer Renaud Machard will discuss borrowing and re-shaping in today’s music. Muhly and Ablinger will perform a selection of works relevant to this question of heterogeneous identity.
Part of Walls and Bridges.