Scholarship, ritual, and IQ signaling. Once perhaps all involved into the art of building maps of the territory.

Cultures without writing are referred to as ‘non-literate’, but their identity should not be associated with what they don’t do, but rather with what they do from necessity when there is no writing to record their knowledge. Cultures without writing employ the most intriguing range of memory technologies often linked under the academic term ‘primary orality’, including song, dance, rhyme and rhythm, and story and mythology. Physical memory devices, though, are less often included in this list. The most universal of these is the landscape itself.

In my head I have it stored as circuit bending.
Encoding music. Themes. Memes.

The audiophonic space of ideas. Shared experience

What I want to suggest, in other words, is not that social groups agree on values which are then expressed in their cultural activities (the assumption of the homology models) but that they only get to know themselves as groups (as a particular organization of individual and social interests, of sameness and difference) through cultural activity, through aesthetic judgement. Making music isn't a way of expressing ideas; it is a way of living them.

Whereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic community to its drum woven past
Whereas the quantised drum has allowed the whirling mathematicians to calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom
Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun backwards, and re-released at the same given moment of recorded history, yet at a different moment in time's continuum has allowed history to catch up with the present

quick someone tell Tipper Gore
Huh, who's that?
Ah, found it. Thats so weird. Like cultural level censorship if my framing is true.

Interesting that it directly manifests itself as policing music.

Tangent on how policing aesthetic interests is effectively a way to destroy cultures:

Circuit bending to encode maps of terri…