Music Presentation. Sylva Emilyan, Fall 2008. What is music?. Music is organized sound created by human voices or instruments. Some historians believe that music started with the desire to imitate sounds in nature.
Sylva Emilyan, Fall 2008
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without” - Confucius
DIS 180 “Information Ecology”
“Without music, life would be a mistake”
- Friedrich Nietzsche
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." - Ludwig van Beethoven
“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid” - Frank Zappa
In one word,
Most of us listen to sounds made popular in our commercial culture: TV, movie tracks, concerts, clubs, malls…
Expression relate among the people in our culture.
Lifestyle + Expression relate among the people in our culture.
Although we didn’t cover every reason that makes a genre popular, we can see that some of the main ones are:
Results of the survey from our class: relate among the people in our culture.
Today’s 3 most popular genres: Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock
What makes genres popular? Most popular answer, “we hear it all the time”
Where do you get your music from? Internet, iTunes, and friends.
Do you download illegally? YES (8) NO (5)
Top 5 Diamond (10 million copies +) albums:
1.Eagles “Greatest Hits, 1971-1975”
2.Michael Jackson “Thriller”
3.Pink Floyd “The Wall”
4.Led Zeppelin “Zeppelin IV”
5.AC/DC “Back in Black”
Top 5 selling artists of all time: of America
Credits: of America
“The Art of Being Human” by Janaro Richard and Altshuler Thelma
“Listen” by Joseph Kerman and Gary Tomlinson
Recommended film: “Latcho Drom”