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The Creative Electronic Music Producer Paperback – 2 July 2021

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Focal Press; 1st edition (2 July 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 156 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0367900793
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0367900793

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'A master class in understanding the use of production technology as an arena of musical practice.

In this fascinating and highly accessible account, Thomas Brett proves his skills not just as a music maker, but also as a critical thinker on the subject of music production as a cultural space. He experiments and samples widely. He blends. He makes forays into different disciplines his own, creating an ongoing series of metaphors that repeatedly deliver insights into music production as a field. More than simply offering a masterful introduction to production technology, Brett teaches us to consider its sociological context and cultural resonances. His notion of the producer-fan helps us rethink the out-dated dichotomy that artificially separates fans from music makers, when we know those roles can and do overlap.

You could not ask for a better guide on your quest to fully understand the craft.'

Mark Duffet, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Chester, author of Understanding Fandom

About the Author

Thomas Brett is an electronic music producer, with a PhD in ethnomusicology from New York University. His essays and book reviews have appeared in the journals Popular Music and Popular Music and Society, as well as edited collections by Routledge, and Oxford, and Cambridge University presses. He has released numerous electronic music recordings and his compositions for marimba and vibraphone have been performed internationally by soloists and university ensembles. Thomas has played percussion on Broadway since 1997 and writes about music at

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