‘As if from the sky’: Divine and secular dramaturgies of noise

Halligan, B 2012, '‘As if from the sky’: Divine and secular dramaturgies of noise' , in: Reverberations: The philosophy, aesthetics and politics of noise , Continuum/Bloomsbury, London and New York.

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Noise permeates our highly mediated and globalised cultures. Noise as art, music, cultural or digital practice is a way of intervening so that it can be harnessed for an aesthetic expression not caught within mainstream styles or distribution.This wide-ranging book examines the concept and practices of noise, treating noise not merely as a sonic phenomenon but as an essential component of all communication and information systems. The book opens with ideas of what noise is, and then works through ideas of how noise works in contemporary media, to conclude by showing potentials within noise for a continuing cultural renovation through experimentation. Considered in this way, noise is seen as an essential yet excluded element of contemporary culture that demands a rigorous engagement. Reverberations brings together a range of perspectives, case studies, critiques and suggestions as to how noise can mobilize thought and cultural activity through a heightening of critical creativity.Written by a strong, international line-up of scholars and artists, Reverberations looks to energize this field of study and initiate debates for years to come.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Halligan, B, Goddard, MN and Spelman, NJ
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Continuum/Bloomsbury
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781441160652
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: B Halligan
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 15:47
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 18:18
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/27310

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