Listening – Sacrificing – Representing – Repeating – Composing – The politics of silence and sound, by Susan McClary. Noise has ratings and 38 reviews. Ben said: In sum, the history of music should be rewritten as a political effort to channel violence through noise. Argues that music does not reflect society; it foreshadows new social formations. Noise. The Political Economy of Music. •. Author: Jacques Attali.

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For the classical repertory, it means the danger… of imposing all of the aesthetic criteria of repetition—made of rigor and cold calculation—upon representation. First, he states that noise is violence: Popular music music not fully controlled by society has been our one strain of subversion.

May 30, Kelley rated it it was amazing. I was keen to see what examples he would give of this stage, but unfortunately the chapter is more open, more of a prediction of what is to come.

polktical As barter is replaced by money, money replaces exchange-time. Attali posits that music is a leading indicator not of the health of the political economy, but the very structure of it. The only real freedom is internal, but through exposed sound structures multiperspectives on reality – our current situation will eventually collapse. Having arrived at the present, Attali presents his vision of the future in the form of what he calls “composing.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Attali’s essential argument in Noise: As political events, the American Revolution and then the French Revolution follow the demand for liberation of composers.

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

Libro imprescindible para todos aquellos interesados en el sonido. Lent is the right zone.

In its general theoretical argument on the relations of culture to economy, but also in its specialized concentration, Noise has much that is of importance to critical theory today.

The history of the relationship between music, technology and capitalist economics, essentially the process whereby music production became a jaqcues activity, are revealing and instructive for understanding musical history.

This is simply one of the very best books I’ve ever read in my life. The alienation of life made bearable by a promise of eternity. Economically, the new technology creates a supply of a product, but it must also create a demand for an object that outlasts its use.

Jacques Attali. Noise: The Political Economy of Music. – Free Online Library

Although the new order is not contained in the structure of the old, it is nonetheless not a product of chance. Manchester University Press- Music – pages. Specifically, music is said by Attali to have been first created as a way to commit symbolic violence against the other, to preempt the need for ritual murder which in “ancient” societies was the act that identified a scapegoat, an other, thereby giving everyone else a sense of tribal in-ness.

I found this book to be so brilliant and hopeful where Adorno was so pessimistic that I used it again in a presentation for another graduate musicology seminar.

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Within the festival we see a simulacrum of pagan sacrifice.

Jacques Attali. Noise: The Political Economy of Music.

In historical terms, this period could be dated to anytime before about AD. Recording introduces a new network for the economy of music, encouraging “the individualized stockpiling of music. But composers could not be autonomous unless music became jusic, an object capable of generating wealth. PaperbackTheory and History of Literature, Vol 16pages.

Noise: The Political Economy of Music by Jacques Attali

What is weak in this book is the connection to technology in musical production and reproduction. The value of sacrifice why we accept it is the pure order that it offers as an antidote to the general violence of carnival. A great read for jacqeus student and musician alike. As an investigation into the fetishization of music and the regression of listening, Noise: This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat But there is a reason we call people like Haydn “court” composers: Everyone interested in the fate of classical music in the 21 st century, especially, will find Attali’s book a good starting point for further investigation.