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Musical vs everyday listening --- an illustrative example
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.
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":
University Hospital Zurich
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.