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Playing with Something That Runs

Technology, Improvisation, and Composition in DJ and Laptop Performance

Mark J. Butler

  • presents an in-depth look at the world of electronic dance music
  • draws from extensive interviews with musicians in their studios
  • includes in-depth studies of particular performances, including both DJ and laptop sets
  • reconciles the emerging field of electronic music with the more traditional disciplines of music theory, sound studies, performance studies, and aesthetics.