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Thursday

November 6, 2008
1:29 pm

I’m the Girl Talk of Philosophy

Concerning mash-up music, debates have been circulating concerning the question of whether a mash-up song should be considered new or not. Is a mash-up song authentic? Is it “real” music? Or is it simply two previously written songs placed together into something that is less novel than it is a rip-off. And what does it mean that computers are so fancy these days that any Joe-shmo can take two of his favorite songs and layer them together? Does that count as authentic?

Wednesday

September 10, 2008
10:54 am

Weekend concerts offer a study in contrasts

A troupe celebrating Argentina’s tango and a master of the modern musical mash-up offer decidely distinctive concert choices at Bates College this weekend.