Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Sampling — Stealing, borrowing and reshaping in contemporary music

10/18/2012 >  19:00 - 21:00

Discussion / Concert. Co-presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum and Time Out New York

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.

 


With : Peter Ablinger, Renaud Machart, Nico Muhly

Hosted by Steve Smith, Music Editor for Time Out New York