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The Wire Episode 5: The Sound Around

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Series: The Wire
Length: 52:54

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Episode five of The Wire, this show explores the overwhelming presence of music in our day-to-day lives.

Thewire5_small Electricity's done a lot of great things for music, but there have also been a few side-effects. For better or worse, wherever you go today, music is playing - at a restaurant, in a store, at the mall, when you're on hold on the phone. Are we suffering from musical overload? How did music come to be so ubiquitous? And what's the difference between ambient music and aural wallpaper, relaxation and irritation?

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Electricity's done a lot of great things for music, but there have also been a few side-effects. For better or worse, wherever you go today, music is playing - at a restaurant, in a store, at the mall, when you're on hold on the phone. Are we suffering from musical overload? How did music come to be so ubiquitous? And what's the difference between ambient music and aural wallpaper, relaxation and irritation?

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http://www.cbc.ca/thewire/