• 'Antennas Have Long Since Invaded Our Brains.’ Listening to the ‘Other Music’ in Friedrich Kittler.

    Author(s):
    Melle Jan Kromhout (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    International Musicological Society (IMS), Music and Sound, Open Music
    Subject(s):
    Musicology, Kittler, Friedrich A., Sound, Listening, Noise
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/zepw-1177
    Abstract:
    This chapter examines the revolutin in media within music based on Friedrich Kittler's work. It highlights Kittler's musical preferences, from Richard Wagner to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. For Kittler this music exemplified an “other music” that was based on a cutout from the totality of “worldwide noise” as it was theorized after Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche, and not on a theory of harmonic order. It also considers Kittler's turn toward noise, interpreting it to be a turn away from language as a model for music and toward mathematics and media as a model. Finally, it discusses how sound became the new anchor for listening in the twentieth century and argues that Kittler's practice and concept of listening may be understood as replacing interpretation with feedback systems.
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