martes, 10 de mayo de 2011

the society of silence

According to french cultural theorist Guy Debord's powerful analysis, life in late capitalism presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was once directly lived has moved into representation. The society of spectacle eliminates dialogue; the organization of the monologue by political and economic organizations isolates and prevents direct, localized, non-repeatable communication. The society of the spectacle, Jacques Attali claims in his pioneering book Noise, is also the society of silence. These considerations enable us to theorize the rise of Noise music as a form of cultural disturbance in the silent and silenced deindustrialized space of late capitalism. Therefore, I will construct the beginnings of Noise performance as an aesthetic production that challenged social and cultural institutions, collapsed genre boundaries, and had broader socio-political implications.
Noise & Capitalism, Noise Theory by Csaba Toth

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Noise & Capitalism es el mejor libro que he leido en los últimos años.