From 1960s Jamaican dance hall culture to today's contemporary plunderphonics, music has relied on the sample. Sampling is the act of taking a portion of an existing piece of music and using it within a new piece of music. Sampling crosses all genres of music. Sampling has also been an area of contention from a legal perspective.
I would like to do more research on sampling culture. This would include interviews with music experts and the creation of both analog and digital samples. This research would culminate in a performance where I present a piece chronicling the history of the sample from its early roots to the now established culture.