Solarpunk, but mildly dystopian: in the future, all recorded music is second-hand vinyl records played on antique, hand-cranked phonographs. No new records are produced, so recorded music is "carbon neutral," but the old records are starting to wear out and a lot of old music is disappearing as a result. The old classics are kept alive through live performances, as always, but archivists are worried that much of humanity's musical history is being lost.
Yes, I know that prompt is kind of absurd. CDs, audio tapes and even digital archives would still exist, even if no one but archivists used/kept them. But that ruins the A E S T H E T I C
Sheet music still fits, I guess, but how do you put the songs from, say, Paul's Boutique, onto sheet music?
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon @ink_slinger That reminds me of this bit I heard about a Bach piece that Yo-Yo Ma has been playing since he was 4 years old and how he has constantly reinterpreted it throughout his life. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/17/639571356/yo-yo-ma-a-life-led-with-bach
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