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Jacques Attali, Noise (2008)

20.05.2008 |

The twenty third book published in Maska’s series Transformations is Noise: The Political Economy of Music by Jacques Attali – the fundamental work from the area of music. “If noise is always violence, then music is always property. By listening to music it is possible to anticipate the future of the society.” This is the fundamental thesis of the book Noise, which received wide critical acclaim after its first publication in the year 1977. The Slovene translation by Suzana Koncut is based on the revised edition, which remains faithful to its starting point that music is the indicator of the future of the society. Attali attempts an analysis of historical musical and societal forms, which brings him to contemporary versions, primarily to music in MP3 format and virtual music. Attali analyses in detail the struggle between the reification of music and the movement for free access to music contents. The book is an important publication in Maska’s series Transformations, as it spreads the field of interest for contemporary art also to the area of music.

Jacques Attali, Noise
Slovene edition.
Translated by Suzana Koncut
Foreword “Noise and Music” written by Mladen Dolar
Regular price: 19 EUR
25% discount for Maska subscribers: 14.25 EUR

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