Ted Gioia: Music – A Subversive History
November 21, 2019
Inquiry welcomes back critic, scholar, performer, writer, and music historian TED GIOIA. His new book is a history of music like no other. MUSIC: A SUBVERSIVE HISTORY tells the often hidden, less well-known evolution of music from ancient Egypt, Assyria, and Greece to Burning Man, MP3s, and electronic dance music. It’s a tale filed with sex, violence, magic, ecstasy, and rebellion against the authoritarian powers that always tried to control what music was proper.