“If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.” John Cage (1912 – 1992)
Six yeas ago I was commissioned to compose music for a modern theatre play. Director asked me to use noise more than music. After some frustration in the first meeting it was a very inspiring experience. I ended up releasing a CD called “lärmkunst” (art of noise) including many outakes and the more “musical” bits from that score.
That director really wanted noise, but I was obsessed by the more musical use of it, so I created a lot of the noise using musical sources and made some tracks out of pure noise (field recordings, etc).
On this opening sequence you can her mostly the noises I used (vinyl LP noise, insects, treated percussion, radio interference) and some sparse piano and guitar notes (from musical motifs I used throughout the 38 minutes score) and a heavily filtered bowed upright bass section that proved to be the main gimmick throughout the finale.
The last few seconds you hear some bowed bass noises that ended up being an important part of that project and other further music I made since.
This is not a noise track or glitch&noise experiment but one of the tracks from that soundtrack that, IMO, wouldn’t make sense without the noise.
Besides its inclusion on a bonus CD on a boxset back in 2010 I never shared thsi one online before, here for you to listen and comment, I appreciate.
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