Technological and musical development in hiphop
The Adjustments of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel.
Time: Wed 2019-10-09 12.15 - 13.00
Lecturer: Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Location: Sydöstra galleriet/South East Gallery
DJ Grandmaster Flash was recently awarded the Polar Music Prize, much because of his approach to new technology. At the same time, he represents a style of music associated with the archaic vinyl record.
What has happened in the 40 years since the record player began to be used as a musical instrument? Is it the technology or the music that drives the development?