[-empyre-] why if?

Murat Nemet-Nejat muratnn at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 04:26:37 AEDT 2018

Very interesting post, Julien. My interest in noise is an attempt to
liberate it from the subjectivity that humans impose on it, defining it
only as it relates to them. I want to explore "noise's autonomy." Your
questions in your post also seem to point to the same direction.


On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Julien Ottavi <julien at apo33.org> wrote:

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> "Noise: Disorientation, Contamination, and (Non)Communication"
> Hello everyone,
> I was just thinking of this subject and I was wondering why do we present
> noise as a negative concept?
> Why if noise helped us to direct ourself in our surroundings
> (Disorientation)?
> why if noise was a not a virus (contamination) but a way to cure people
> and nature? or if it was a way to communicate with the universe and the
> nature?
> Why if noise was a way to communicate and the signal (being the
> information) was not the only way of communicated (as in the communication
> theory)?
> Also what is noise? In which domain, theory or practices?
> Are we talking about theory of communication, artistic practices?
> Are we talking about noise music? or nature's noises such as wind or
> thunder?
> If we are talking about music, what kind of noises? white noise, brown
> noise, pink noise? or saturated sounds? "Concrete" music sounds such as
> everyday life sounds: squeaky doors, fans, trains, cars, planes, cooking
> sounds...etc?
> We don't have to answer all of those questions during this week but at
> least maybe we could clarify some of them or express what's our interest in
> this field.
> For instance, in my case, I am a composer, musician, sound artist...etc. I
> am using noise-sound in my music but I also make noise music. Noise music
> does have a positive impact in my life not only in term of production or as
> a performer but also in the listening of it, specially in concert situation
> with loudspeakers and sub-woofers to really feeling it.
> I am also finishing my P.h.D and one chapter is dedicated to this question
> of the practices of noise music from the perspectives of those who makes it
> and not only from the academic or the listener point of view.
> So I am wondering where people stand with those concepts? Beyond your
> background what's is your interest in the subject and from which
> perspective are you talking about?
> best
> Julien
> --
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