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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Attali makes sweeping claims for music’s ability to forecast future economic structures, but doesn’t provide a lot of detailed evidence. The connection between the sonic arts and its inherent politics is not as clear-cut as Atali claims them to be.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. During this era, Attali characterizes music as being a spectacle that is contrasted to silence—think of the hushed anticipation that greets the professional performer in the concert hall.

The divine rights of kings give way to liberty and representative government. But efonomy kind of analysis cannot account for aytali contemporary “noise” aesthetic common among artists regardless of political leaning. How is music connected with this process? For Attali, music is not simply a reflection of culture, but a harbinger of change, an anticipatory abstraction of the shape of things to come.

Witty, opinionated, and occasionally outrageous, Gill attempts to end the silence about the contributions of gays and lesbians to twentieth-century music. Repeating refers to the era of recorded and broadcast sound—roughly AD-present.

To achieve this, he draws on an approach heavily influenced by Theodor Adorno and Critical Theory. Music in this period is attzli and often tied up in festival. Dec 09, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Jacques Attali. Noise: The Political Economy of Music.

If you don’t like to read books that use complex sentences and multi-syllabic words, you should not be in higher education in the first place. Within organized society before exchange that is, prior to capitalismmusic was a ritual murder. Jaques Attali is my absolute favorite author of all time. Because the new network of music production and consumption “characterizes the entire economy of competitive capitalism” 32the emerging middle class including composers, publishers, paying audience employed the music itself to present the ideology nolse a necessary social order necessary to muslc money to equally represent all value.

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Representing refers to the era of printed music—roughly AD. In Milan, which remained faithful to the Ambrosian liturgy, hymnals were burned zttali the public square. The elimination of use-time is the herald of death.

The primitive notion of natural harmony gives way to equal temperament, the idea of “a constructed, reasoned order,” a scientific construction. That is exactly what John Cage was thinking.

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

This part of the book will of course arouse intense controversy among its readers, for here his historical argument merges with the political battles of the present. Mr Attali went pokitical run European bank for reconstruction an development – reading his book I would ask why?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Attali attempts to provide a historical investigation into the development of music from its origins in ritual through to the development of modern recording. Aug 16, Tiny Pants rated it liked it Shelves: He means organization of the most general sort: That seemed a bit hard to sw absolutely genius book tracing the origin and development of music, but so much more – showing music as a reflection of, and a precedent for, the structure of production within society, by focussing on the relationship between music, power and money.


Jul 13, Ben rated it it was amazing. The activity is entirely localized, made by a small community for that community. As a creator, I found it all inspiring, particularly the description of the final stage: Are we capable of understanding music through its relations with money?

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Jul 06, Jess rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: According to Attali, noise is the source of jacqkes and the power has always listened to it with fascination. Composing A new noise is being muslc a new way of making musicsuggesting the emergence of a new society. Apr 02, Andre Diehl rated it it was amazing Shelves: It can all seem quite prescient, as the idea of a compositional network can easily be imagined as first the DIY ethos of punk which fuelled the whole 80s fconomy spread of lo-fi noise bands and music scenes, and as technology moved into the 90s and this present decade, how the widespread adoption and cheap cost of software has enabled mass amounts of young music producers, remixers, djs.

Music must become a commodity, produced to be exchanged for money.