Student or Learner
Does "their own images"'s "their" mean "listeners" or "sound"?
Does "colonize" mean "dominate over something"?
11.6)As video became part of the day-to-day production and promotion of popular music during the 1980s, the initial response of many performers, fans and commentators was to argue that it was trivializing music. The construction of an image had become more important than the production of sound and the ability of the listener to imagine their own images had been colonized and replaced by the promotional mechanisms of the industry. Many writers were quick to take issue with such an argument by pointing out that for centuries music ______________. Sean Cubitt and Jody Berland both argued that the sounds and visuals of musical performance had actually become temporarily separated with the introduction of the technologies of the gramophone, radio, photography and silent film. But even then the visual had not disappeared completely. As Andrew Goodwin has pointed out, the ‘image’ was signified in the surrounding texts of popular music, such as album sleev
The listener. When you hear a piece of music, you may form images in your own mind that are evoked by the sounds. A song may make you think of a sunny day on a beach, or a crowded city street, or a train rolling through the countryside. Whatever was brought to mind when you heard a song.
It becomes less possible to think of your own images once you have seen the music video for a song. The recording artist (or the people making the video) have given you a set of images. They have planted these images into your mind, in the same way that the European powers planted their flags and cultures into the New World. That is what they mean by "colonized."