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date: 23 January 2021

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This chapter examines recent trends in “treble culture” in the context of new practices emerging with digital devices, as well as the debates around them. It traces the cultural and historical contours of treble culture, focusing on the paradox of filtering bass culture through treble culture. It provides an overview of the public dimensions of treble culture, evaluates its place in sound reproduction, and considers its aesthetic aspects.

Keywords: treble culture, digital devices, bass culture, public spheres, sound reproduction, aesthetics

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