Germany, Berlin

Seeking for New Noise

online course
when 27 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 465

This workshop offers an opportunlty for artistic practices by emphasising the sound. Noise, a new material for music creation at the break of the 20th century, isn't new anymore and gets used more often. We will seek and explore disruptors of musical and artistic norms, such as noise was.

Given the current Covid19 pandemic, this course will be facilitated online with a mixture of daily classes through live-sessions and guided tasks to be fullfilled in preparation for an online-performace in the end.

Noise and its definition have undergone great change over the last 250 years, especially since the Industrial Revolution began. What retrospectively started as intensifying levels of noise and sound pollution caused by the development of industrial production, machinery, and transportation slowly gained new perspectives and started to be seen as a new material for music production at the break of the 20th century. The earliest important example was the revolutionary futuristic manifesto “The Art of Noise” by Luigi Russolo (1913). This increasing embrace and incorporation of the new sound impulsing into the arts can be observed throughout times in the works of Arseny Avraamov (1886-1944), John Cage (1912-1992), Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), and many more. Originally considered as unwanted, disturbing signals or sounds, the noise has become an accepted and much-used music and art material. A lot of music genres are dedicated to the noise and equivalent such as Industrial Music, Noise Music and Glitch, to cover its harsh and aggressive side. On the contrary, noise is nowadays used for relaxation in order to focus on work or have a good sleep.

In this workshop, we'll consider the whole spectrum of the noise, seek and explore disruptors of musical and artistic norms, such as noise was.

Course leader

Daisuke Ishida

Fee info

EUR 465: Course Fee


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