Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory by Theodor W. Adorno

By Theodor W. Adorno

Fleeing the Nazis, Theodor W. Adorno lived in manhattan urban as a refugee from 1938 till 1941. in the course of those years, he used to be intensively inquisitive about a research of ways the lately built innovations for the nation-wide transmission of song over radio have been remodeling the notion of song itself. This wide ranging radio study was once conceived as not anything under an research, partially empirical, of Walter Benjamin's speculative claims for the emancipatory capability of paintings within the age of its mechanical copy. the result of Adorno's venture set him decisively at odds with Benjamin's theses and while turned the physique of pondering that shaped the foundation for Adornos personal aesthetics in his Philosophy of latest tune.

Current of Music is the name that Adorno himself gave to this examine undertaking. For advanced purposes, besides the fact that, Adorno was once unable to deliver different hundreds of thousands of pages of this huge examine, so much of it written in English, to a last shape sooner than leaving big apple for California, the place he could instantly commence paintings with Max Horkheimer at the Dialectic of Enlightenment. Robert Hullot-Kentor, the celebrated Adorno pupil, reconstructed Adorno's undertaking for the Adorno Archive in Germany and gives a long and informative advent to the fragmentary texts accumulated during this volume.

Current of Music could be extensively mentioned for the sunshine it throws at the improvement of Adorno's idea, on his advanced courting with Walter Benjamin, yet such a lot of fascinated about the $64000 views it offers on questions of pop culture, the track of commercial leisure, the background of radio and the social dimensions of the copy of art.

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