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Mr Klang
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« on: June 28, 2020, 02:12:19 AM »

Due soon:

'Annihilating Noise' book by Paul Hegarty, author of the highly-acclaimed 'Noise/Music.'

Includes chapters on The New Blockaders, David Jackman / Organum, Nurse With Wound.

'Noise has become a model of cultural and theoretical thinking over the last two decades. Following Hegarty's influential 2007 book, 'Noise/Music,' 'Annihilating Noise' discusses in 16 essays how noise offers a way of thinking critical resistance, disruptive creativity and a complex yet enticing way of thinking about the unexpected, the dissonant, the unfamiliar. It presents noise as a negativity with no fixed identity that can only be defined in connection and opposition to meaning and order. This book reaches beyond experimental music and considers noise as an idea and practice within a wide range of frameworks including social, ecological, and philosophical perspectives. It introduces the ways in which the disruptive implications of noise impact our ways of thinking, acting, and organizing in the world, and applies it to 21st-century concerns and today's technological ecology.'
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 06:32:07 PM »

This sounds really cool.  Where will it be released?
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 11:45:09 PM »

i really wish somebody would write the non-academic book about noise that it deserves
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 09:19:42 AM »

To be published 10-12-2020 December.

21.59 UKP paper back

£86.40 hard back!

Table of contents
Introduction: Where Is Noise as Practice and Theory Today?
I. Ungrounding
1. Earth Apathy: A General Ecology of Sound
2. Catch and Capture: 'Field' and 'Recording' in Field Recording
3. The Empty Channel: Noise Music and the Pathos of Information
4. Eon Cores: Noise Prospecting in A Personal Sonic Geology
II. Unsettled
5. Is There Black Noise?
6. After Generation: Pharmakon, Puce Mary and the Spatialized, Gendered Avant-Garde
7. The Silence
III. Unmoored
8. Playing Economies
9. The Spectacle of Listening
10. The Restoration: Vinyl and the Dying Market
11. The Hallucinatory Life of Tape
IV. Undermined
12. Supplementing (in) Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
13. Less Familiar: The Near-Music of David Jackman and Organum
14. BUNK: Origins and Copies in Nurse With Wound and The New Blockaders
15. Vile Heretical Misprision: Dante's Commedia as Metal Theory
16. Noise Hunger Noise Consumption: The Question of How Much is Enough

Yes it I think it will be fairly academic. Japanoise by David Novak is more a history, but obviously not of elsewhere.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 10:31:28 AM »

i really wish somebody would write the non-academic book about noise that it deserves

I'm afraid the reasons why not are to do with what happened in humanities departments in Universities.  Briefly - This was the influence of Jacques Derrida and Paul De Man and others in literary criticism. Almost impenetrable texts. And the ideas such as deconstruction. Add to that the idea of “performative” writing, - you want to argue that texts can be tricky to read, so you write a text that is tricky to read!  Plus the need to say something shocking, (this apes science – like solid objects are mostly space.. black holes etc.) e.g. Lacan saying an erect penis is the same as the square root of minus 1. Or Latour that TB didn't exist before the bacteria was discovered, so the pharaoh couldn't have died of TB any more than from a machine gun...  And the situation spread into such theories being peddled in Fine Art and Music.

The use of science, physics and maths inappropriately... like set theory... and QM... and philosophies and 'philosophers' who work in Art Schools and such whose work is more fiction than fact. From one, that his theory meant there was no Higgs boson – he made this claim about 6 months before it was discovered... he also said Heidegger said gravity didn't exist before Newton...

There is or has been since even more to this in these political agendas now in the arts such as  Queer theory, 'no platform' anti colonialism (a current trend) and obviously other recent events.
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