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By T. M. Krishna

T.M. Krishna starts off his sweeping exploration of the culture of Karnatik track with a primary query: what's song?

Taking not anything without any consideration and addressing readers from around the spectrum - musicians, musicologists in addition to laypeople - Krishna offers a path-breaking assessment of South Indian classical music.

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The music, as text, must cross this bridge as well. Bakhtin said, “No natural phenomenon has ‘meaning,’ only signs (including words) have meaning. ” 44 If music is seen as simply a thing–a natural phenomenon–then it has no meaning. But speech about music, whether internal monologue or external dialogue, has meaning that is evoked through understanding and organized by genre. The band, as text, also travels across the bridge. In the popular mind, the band exists as the face and symbol of the music in question, in that a band and its members can be a direct representation of the music.

In this spontaneous movement the leaders were those who sensed the direction of the shifting tide. After merely a week, but what a week, the night of the barricades marked the triumph of the apparently vanquished students. The government then tried to limit the damage by confining the victors to their academic ghetto–in vain. 62 60 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (London, 1848), 27. Kocka, p. 287. 62 Daniel Singer, Prelude to Revolution: France in May 1968 (Cambridge: South End Press, 2000), 115-16.

79 43 Chris Watson represented a new kind of industrial expression. ” 80 It is this sound that is most recognizable to listeners today as true “industrial” music, and many fans refer to early Cabaret Voltaire as “old school industrial” (Sound Example 5). One of their first performances resulted in a near riot from their audience demanding rock ‘n’ roll, and one of the band members was attacked and injured. From these roots, their sound has developed beyond the complete abstract into a more refined form, and is more indicative of what many fans hear as the genre of industrial today.

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