Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise

Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise
Library Shelf Location 33.HAIN
Publication Date 2013

Everyone knows what noise is. Or do they? Can we in fact say that one man's noise is another teenager's music? Is noise in fact only an auditory phenomenon or does it extend far beyond this realm? If our common definitions of noise are necessarily subjective and noise is not just unpleasant sound, then it merits a closer look (or listen). Greg Hainge sets out to define noise in this way, to find within it a series of operations common across its multiple manifestations that allow us to apprehend it as something other than a highly subjective term that tells us very little. Examining a wide range of texts, including Sartre's novel Nausea and David Lynch's iconic films Eraserhead and Inland Empire, Hainge investigates some of the Twentieth Century's most infamous noisemongers to suggest that they're not that noisy after all; and it finds true noise in some surprising places. The result is a thrilling and illuminating study of sound and culture.

ISBN 9781441111487
Quantity 1
Pages 240
Author Greg Hainge
Format Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing, London
Category Audio/Sound Art/Music
Keywords Noise, Music, Experimental Music, Music Technologies

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