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REVIEW: Rhythm Science

Jesse Stewart

Published: 2004-09-01

Jesse Stewart reviews Paul D. Miller's "Rhythm Science," a manifesto of sorts. Better known as DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, Miller draws on an array of theoretical, historical, and autobiographical information in discussing the art of digital sampling. Miller/Spooky's improvisational writing style, and innovation in book design, is also discussed.

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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis