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Monday, March 31, 2014

Diversion for March 31, 2014

Waiting for the subway this morning, I was listening to a particularly poor, commercially made MP3 and was bemused by how the Man feels there are certain frequencies I don't need to hear, so they can make the file smaller. Then, lo and behold, while listening at work to the archive of last Friday's Miniature Minotaurs program, host Kurt Gottschalk referred to this article by an artist who makes new music using the frequencies the MP3 leaves behind, along with a brief history of this confounding product, which makes music much more portable and transferable, at the expense of a richer sonic experience.

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