(2004-06-04) PANEL 8

McGill University Residence


Sampling in perspective

Sampling techniques have inspired not only the hard and fast ethos of the electronic musician, but also the broader scope of 20th-century innovative art and pop-culture. Nevertheless, sampling is still a contentious issue to this day, even as musicians and creators worldwide acknowledge the indispensable importance of the cut-and-paste aesthetic and cultural re-appropriation. The legality of sampling extends into much broader concerns over intellectual property law in the globalized world. Is this merely a case where the financial interests of those who own the source material (often not the artist) are at odds with the natural trajectory of the artistic process? What is the definition of an original work of artistry, and furthermore who determines that definition? A panel of admitted samplers, lawyers, and label heads will forge a discussion that should put the issues of sampling in perspective.

Tomas A. Palermo, Editor XLR8R

* Donna Summer aka Jason Forrest (NYC)
* John Oswald (Toronto)
* Stefan Betke (Berlin)
* Mathew Herbert (Londres)
* Mark Quail (Toronto) - Attorney at Law

June 04, 2004 14:00 - 16:00

McGill University Residence
3625, avenue du Parc
Montréal, Canada


$7.00 at the door + tx & sc


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