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Fw: Why the music is music and the noise is noise?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Lennox" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tom Brennan" <g_brennantg@TITAN.SFASU.EDU>
Sent: 24 April 2001 21:31
Subject: Re: Why the music is music and the noise is noise?
> I like some Arabic music, quite a lot.
> The point about patterns and chaos is a philosophical one; the term
> seems to imply undifferentiatable or homogenous; if this were the case,
> no amount of organisational genius would produce patterns. If, however,
> chaos means 'inhomogenous but hitherto not organised', then any
> deemed to reside in that inhomogeneity is either completely coincidental
> (epiphenomenal), or 'intrinsic' to chaos.... so is there causality in
> So, is "noise" merely 'hitherto unrecognised music', or is music a human
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Brennan" <g_brennantg@TITAN.SFASU.EDU>
> To: "Peter Lennox" <peter@LENNOX01.FREESERVE.CO.UK>
> Cc: <AUDITORY@LISTS.MCGILL.CA>
> Sent: 24 April 2001 01:33
> Subject: Re: Why the music is music and the noise is noise?
> > Peter, there is a very large cultural aspect to this. For example,
> > with its different tonal scale sounds like noise to westerners just as
> > tempered twelve tone scale sounds to them like noise. I recall graduate
> > in linguistics where we were told that patern is what you impose on
> > Tom
> > Tom Brennan, CCC-A/SLP, RHD
> > web page http://titan.sfasu.edu/~g_brennantg/sonicpage.html
> > web master http://titan.sfasu.edu/~f_freemanfj/speechscience.html
> > web master http://titan.sfasu.edu/~f_freemanfj/fluency.html