Plato And The Musicians

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Plato's The Republic was one of Nielsen's bedside books while he was composing The Inextinguishable, but Plato ultimately decided to banish musicians from his utopia.

Cultural historian and former rock musician Gary Lachman explores Plato's influence on Nielsen, and examines how some more recent forms of music - such as rock and roll, trance and rap - continue to play a subversive role in society.