Becoming Noise Music

Becoming Noise Music

Author: Stephen Graham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501378683

Category: Music

Page: 257

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Becoming Noise Music tells the story of noise music in its first 50 years, using a focus on the music's sound and aesthetics to do so. Part One focuses on the emergence and stabilization of noise music across the 1980s and 1990s, whilst Part Two explores noise in the twenty-first century. Each chapter contextualizes – tells the story – of the music under discussion before describing and interpreting its sound and aesthetic. Stephen Graham uses the idea of 'becoming' to capture the unresolved 'dialectical' tension between 'noise' disorder and 'musical' order in the music itself; the experiences listeners often have in response; and the overarching 'story' or 'becoming' of the genre that has taken place in this first fifty or so years. The book therefore doubles up on becoming: it is about both the becoming it identifies in, and the larger, genre-making process of the becoming of, noise music. On the latter count, it is the first scholarly book to focus in such depth and breadth on the sound and story of noise music, as opposed to contextual questions of politics, history or sociology. Relevant to both musicology and noise audiences, Becoming Noise Music investigates a vital but analytically underexplored area of avant-garde musical practice.
Becoming Noise Music
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Stephen Graham
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2023-01-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Becoming Noise Music tells the story of noise music in its first 50 years, using a focus on the music's sound and aesthetics to do so. Part One focuses on the emergence and stabilization of noise music across the 1980s and 1990s, whilst Part Two explores noise in the twenty-first
Experimental Music
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Gail Priest
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: UNSW Press

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Language: en
Pages: 826
Authors: Thom Holmes
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-31 - Publisher: Routledge

Revised and expanded, this book provides a thorough treatment of the history of electronic music today. The third edition’s reader-friendly writing style, logical organization, and features provide easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts.
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Language: en
Pages: 142
Authors: Riccardo D. Wanke
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-10 - Publisher: Routledge

What does a one hour contemporary orchestral piece by Georg Friedrich Haas have in common with a series of glitch-noise electronic tracks by Pan Sonic? This book proposes that, despite their differences, they share a particular understanding of sound that is found across several quite distinct genres of contemporary art
The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: James Saunders
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-03 - Publisher: Routledge

The recent resurgence of experimental music has given rise to a more divergent range of practices than has previously been the case. The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music reflects these recent developments by providing examples of current thinking and presenting detailed case studies that document the work of contemporary