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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Noise is violence, i. It thereby affirms that society is possible, that we can set aside our differences in a mutual sacrifice: In Brueghel’s painting, repeating is symbolized by the four figures playing catch with the pottery. In this era, each musical work is contrasted to the other versions of itself—the key question for the musician becomes: Mr Attali went to run European bank politicl reconstruction an development – reading his book I would ask why? Individuals refrain from violence and allow the state to engage in violence for us.

His work stands out as an adventuresome analysis of the political economy of music. poliical

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Decentralization of publishing as publishers outside Paris granted equal status with those in Paris. I compared Attali’s artali to that of Benjamin and Adorno and found myself highlighting and smiling and nodding. Attali’s survey of the relationship between music and capital has been barrel aged for 35 years but still maintains its sharp opening notes of Nietzsche followed by the rich, oakey, flavors of Foucault with a smooth, leathery, Marxist finish.

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Paul Gilroy Limited preview – How those same ideas and technology are also shaping mmusic and the structures of power through open source software and open data movements, ideologies of transparent government etc. To keep the music industry going, enormous efforts are required to maintain demand for the mass of commodity recordings which flow from the factories; thus we see the constant, almost monthly, change in musical fashion and the control by corporate conglomerates, not only in popular music, but to a large degree in “classical” music as well.


At the same time, though the book fails, it does fail in interesting ways. Sep 11, Bennett rated it really liked it. During this era, Attali asserts that the goal of music is not memory or quality, but fidelity—the goal of those engaged in the musical project which includes not only composers and performers, but sound engineers, studio execs and the like is to record sound attaki clearly and flawlessly as possible, and to perfectly reproduce these recordings.

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This was to collect money for the composers for their works which were being published in song books and used in mechanical playback machines, but for which the original composers were not being paid. Value is now dependent on an artificial differentiation produced by the hit parade system to confer temporary difference relative value. What is noise to the old order is harmony to the new. Finally, music moved into a period of repetition, where spectacle was no longer possible because everything was always the same.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Music must become a commodity, produced to be exchanged for money. As political events, the American Revolution and then the French Revolution follow the demand for liberation of composers.


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.

The artist was born, at the same time that his work went on sale…” Attali, Aug 11, Sol Rezza rated it it was amazing. An economist writes about music history, and how the econnomy form is predictive of socio-economic movements throughout human history.

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See and discover other items: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Haydn wouldn’t have happened without a patron wielding significant political and financial power. He defines atttali as the melding together of production and consumption, in which time and usage are not stockpiled as in repetition nor abstracted such as in representation.

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

Libro imprescindible para todos aquellos interesados en el sonido. Attali posits that music is a leading indicator not of the health of the political economy, but the very structure of it.

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Is there any music here, Attali wonders, or is there only silence?