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Digital Tradition

Eliot Bates


Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul’s Recording Studio Culture is a study of the recording and production of traditional music in Istanbul. Istanbul is home to a multimillion dollar transnational music industry that supplies global demand for Turkish, Kurdish, Lazuri, and other Anatolian ethnic language productions. Every year, many of the largest production budgets, top 100-selling CDs, and widely distributed film and TV show soundtracks consist of elaborately orchestrated arrangements of folk songs with origins in rural Anatolia. This book is an ethnography of recording stud ... More

Keywords: arrangement, audio engineering, audio workstations, digital, digital Anatolian ethnic music, ethnomusicology, studio musicianship, tradition, Turkey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190215736
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215736.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eliot Bates, author
Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies, University of Birmingham