SUBTRACTION CHRONICLES Episode 6 – When Music Loses its Notes

Chronicle by Jean-Baptiste Farkas

Summary

Are there kinds of music that our senses cannot abide? Music that is just noise, that neither we nor our friends can stand? Noise music takes all liberties, including interfering with itself, composing with what we consider aural nuisances. Sound turns abrasive.

  To start this chronicle, let’s define what is known as noise music. According to Wikipedia: “Noise music includes a wide range of musical styles and sound-based creative practices that feature noise as a primary aspect. (…) It may incorporate live machine sounds, non-musical vocal techniques, physically manipulated audio media, processed sound recordings, field recording,…

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