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Re: Musical vs everyday listening --- an illustrative example

Ah... - "noise" = sound that I don't want. (usually other people's sounds)

>>> Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 12/01/2007 16:14 >>>
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.

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