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 artist was born, at the same time that his work went on sale…” Attali, Share your thoughts with other customers. Fredric Jameson is professor of literature at Duke University. Everyone interested in the fate of classical music in the 21 st century, especially, will find Attali’s book a good starting point for further investigation.

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Jan 06, John Levi rated it it was ok Shelves: He claims listening to music is listening to all noise, which makes one believe that its appropriation and control is a reflection of power, that it is essentially political. Attali is clearly a Marxist, so his rhetoric is somehow both thrilling and boring. As we become more and more alike, violence increases as we find fewer and fewer outlets for our desires.

Then, politixal is a “channelization of noise,” a way of controlling and vanquishing noise by creating a harmonious order in the realm of sound. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The purpose of music in this era is to preserve and transmit that cultural heritage, by using music to reinforce memory.


Noise: The Political Economy of Music

Repeating Recording introduces a new network for the economy of music, encouraging “the individualized stockpiling of music. During this era, music also becomes separated from the human life-world: Book Review Jacques Attali. While many readers consider this to be influenced by electronic musical techniques such as samplingremixing and electronic manipulation which were common in when the English translation was publishedit is doubtful that they would have influenced Attali given that “Noise” was first published in French in and one can assume the manuscript was completed at least several months prior to publication.

The history of the evolvement of noise through time is chronologically divided.

Jacques Attali. Noise: The Political Economy of Music.

Mar 06, e. More importantly, according to Attali, this process of stockpiling removes the social and political power from music. Attali summarizes his own argument: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rethinking and Renewal Vincent Mosco No preview available – For despite the death it contains, noise carries order within itself; it carries new information. It will serve as an inspiration, as a philosophical foundation for politically conscious artists, and as an encouragement to develop counterinstitutions in the world of music.

Interesting to note the book was first published in france inso i’m not sure what effect or level of knowledge he would have had of punk at that point, as he never mentions punk.

The collective is silenced.

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Value is now dependent jacqkes an artificial differentiation produced by the hit parade system to confer temporary difference relative value. Noise is the source of these mutations in the structuring codes. Write a customer review. Now he runs a microfinance NGO. As a consequence, we end up with the second factor undermining the book, a series of unsubstantiated generalizations such as music is ritualized human sacrifice.


This part of the book will of course arouse intense controversy among its readers, for here polotical historical argument merges with the political battles of the present.

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. Here, music has a political function, representing the very possibility of organized society.

Are we able to hear the crisis of society in the crisis of music? Even worse, perhaps, is that any discussion of leisure time vs. In Milan, which remained faithful to the Ambrosian liturgy, hymnals were burned in the public square.


Attali defines Exchange-Time as the time spent towards earning the money needed to purchase a recording, whereas Use-Time involves the time spent listening to recordings by the purchaser.

Others should read Noise because we are all affected by music: I mean come on people, you know you don’t read anything translated atrali Brian Massumi for fun!