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Holm-Hudson, Kevin

Quotation and Context: Sampling and John Oswald’s Plunderphonics

1997

Wednesday 2 November 2005, by Rob Weale

Although the music industry has insisted that digital sampling is "theft," it is perhaps better viewed in historical and theoretical context as timbral quotation. Often a sample functions as a quote that is recontextualised but that nevertheless bears the weight of its original context. In this article the author compares some attempts at creating a taxonomy for sampling use and concludes with a discussion of the controversial ‘plunderphonic’ work of composer John Oswald.

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