Nov 14, · “On the Fetish-Character in Music and the Regression of Listening” Theodor Adorno “The illusion of a social preference for light music as against serious music is based on that passivity of the masses which makes the consumption of light music contradict the objective interest of those who consume it” (). The Fetish Character of Music and the Regression in Listening. In his seminal essay The Fetish Character of Music and the Regression in Listening, Theodor Adorno asserted that the “capacity of listeners for active, structural listening has seriously declined in this century”. Indeed, the advent of the Musak Corporation (founded in
Performance interventions carried out by Marc Couroux and Juliana Pivato in Edmonton from May 18 - 18, as part of the VISUALEYEZ performance art festiva. Unformatted text preview: “On the Fetish-character in music and the Regression of Listening” Reading notes for the essay by Theodor Adorno Reading Adorno Adorno is a member of the Frankfurt school of philosophers and social critics.
On The Fetish Character in Music and the Regression of Listening begins by stating that music represents at once the immediate manifestation of impulse and the locus of its taming, defining almost immediately the Apollonian-Dionysian dialectical occurring within music. (29). Oct 07, · ON THE FETISH-CHARACTER IN MUSIC AND THE REGRESSION OF LISTENING: EDWARD MACAN ON THEODOR ADORNO COMMODITY AS FETISH. Music is a commodity, the last pre-capitalist residues have been.