Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Work of Art in the Age of...

Digital Reproduction, wherein the FT goes all Benjaminian on the concept of HDcasting from the opera house, and

Historical Reproduction, wherein the FT talks technical on the record industry's new-found interest in shellac. Which in Benjaminian terms is pretty funny, since the medium -- and its mechanical reproduction -- is now a component of the art itself.

Late addition: Over at the NYT, Jonas Kaufmann talks to Peter G Davis about the tyranny of Fach.

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