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Musical vs everyday listening --- an illustrative example

Hmmm ...

Maybe we're headed for the discussion about the [multiple] definitions of noise. Why not! The example I use is:

At three o'clock in the morning, the wailing siren of an ambulance outside my bedroom window -- the same one I listened to in Varese just three hours previously, is noise. Unless I am lying unconscious on the floor.

Best wishes


Date:    Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:49:12 +0100
From:    Michael Büchler
Subject: Musical vs everyday listening --- an illustrative example

Dear list members

The quote from John Cage reminds me to a little movie clip I have seen recently. It shows illustratively how the sound (or noise) of everyday objects may be transformed into a musical experience.

Here is a link to "Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers":

Michael Buechler

University Hospital Zurich
Experimental Audiology
Zurich, Switzerland

 Kevin Austin wrote:

 > There is the anecdotal (?) John Cage quote: "Music is all around us,
if we only had ears, we wouldn't need concert halls.