Back in the 80's, lo-fi music savant John Oswald released a homemade CD called Plunderphonic that sampled and shredded pop artists from Metallica to Michael Jackson to Bing Crosby. The goal of the CD was not merely to make brilliantly mutated music, but to question the copyrighting of audio --when does one person's composition become someone else's? Oswald was sued and forced to recall all the CDs. Now the entire illegal CD is available online for free in mp3 format. Download and jam at your own risk. -- Curt Cloninger
Our weekly email newsletter including featured stories, events, job listings, announcements and opportunities in the fields of art & technology.
by Dorothy Howard on Jul 22nd, 2015