WHAT IS POST-EDISON MUSIC?
Post-Edison music echoes the post-Edison cultures that produce it. It is:
- continually, rapidly changing
- increasingly global in reach
- preoccupied with innovation and novelty
- deliberately self-referential
- subject to new and powerful technologies that transform how it is made, sold, and transmitted
It is the music of cultures that painstakingly capture, store, and disseminate their sounds. It is our music—the music of late modern people in a late modern world.