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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The failure of the book rests on three factors, each in its own way undermining the whole of the thesis.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It takes it starting place atop Rene Girard’s theory of memetic desire and the essential violence, showing musics birth and utility in the midsts of time amongst primal society joise the ritualised slaughter of a scapegoat. 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 and 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.

A really good economic twist on music history. Atali about music as a product of labour is important and challenging. Noise should be read by musicians, who are largely unaware of their historic role. Regardless, as a a fairly short read this book will provoke thought. Noise is the source of these mutations in the structuring codes. Jacques Attali is a French economist and scholar. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Attali calls this chapter Repeating atttali, then, because each musical act is a repetition of what came before: He worked at the bank until Attali’s purpose in tracing this history is economic and prophetic.


Yes, but Attali uses this word in a special meaning: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Attali hints at a Post-Repeating era in his chapter ‘Composing’, but never fully develops his theory of it.

Proper society files out the church, itself the simulacrum of the pagan altar. 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. Not an easy read and requires a considerable amount of attention, thought, and time, but obviously well worth it if you’re interested in the above topics.

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The collective is silenced. Finally, there may yet be a final stage in musicality, a stage of composition, where people produce music for their own pleasure, without profit or repetition. Witty, opinionated, and occasionally outrageous, Gill attempts to end the silence about the contributions of gays and lesbians to twentieth-century music.

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

But they are politicap productive workers, for there is no surplus value. Jacques Attali is the author of numerous books, including Millennium: Attali questions himself is a mankind able to make connection between aesthetic codes in form of music, and the political arrangement of society during the history.

But noise does in fact create a meaning: More precisely, money is generated nacques the representation of music via the scoreand it is presented to the public in a theatrical representation a presentation of the abstract object and, at the same time, the performance is a theatrical representation of an ideal world order. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As a creator, I found it all inspiring, particula Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of music, its development into a commodity, the history of what actually was commoditized, and, most importantly, music as something other than a commodity.

It explains lot of past discoloration and suggests our Obamasque post traumatic socio-economic disorder.


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SacrificingRepresentingRepeatingand a fourth cultural stage which could roughly be called Post-Repeating. Throughout these pages, Attali supports his argument with many fascinating references to musical history, which I must omit in this skeleton outline.

Haydn wouldn’t have happened without a patron wielding significant political and financial power. A Brief History of the Future: I’m glad I finally read it, as it’s one of those books that gets cited everywhere, but I had no idea whatsoever what the author’s argument is.

If you’re interested in music, or maybe about, don’t laugh, the meaning of life in general, this text is a total eye-opener. Sep 11, Bennett rated it really liked it.

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In composition, he presents quite a strongly optimistic view of society in which each person is personally responsible and powerful, living in the moment and taking pleasure in the act of production. If a new edition is printed, please revise the translation!! It would be really nice to see what Attali would have to say about the subje An economist writes about music history, and how the art form is predictive of socio-economic movements throughout human history.

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