• Sophia MaalsenEmail author


This chapter situates the topic within practices of music reuse and the concept of social lives and object biographies. It introduces the following five key themes appearing throughout the next chapters, before providing an overview of them:
  • Archiving and curating sounds

  • Collecting music

  • Sampling

  • Object agency

  • Construction of personhood through music and material objects

These are recurrent themes, all of which interplay with ownership, subjectivity, agency, and personhood. They relate directly to the border between subject and object, human and nonhuman.


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  1. 1.School of Architecture, Design and PlanningUniversity of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

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