Rhapsody in Blue


"The medium is the massage. Any understanding of social and cultural change is impossible without a knowledge of the way media work as environments."

- Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage

In Marshall McLuhan's The Medium is the Massage, he introduces the idea that messages people create are actually influenced by the media that they are presented in. Within this project, I analyze how George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue changes as it is remediated into different spaces. The main spaces that I focus on are TEXT, SOUND, and VISUAL and how they influence or change the message this piece of music.