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The value of sacrifice why we accept it is the pure order that it offers as an antidote to the general violence of carnival.

Seeking to avoid social “errors” — or, rather, lamenting the fact that “many errors would have been avoided in social science over the past two centuries,” that is, had his insights been available back then — Attali writes the following:.

But sttali if it’s not the easiest read, Noise and the ideas contained therein are worth the effort, if you can find a copy. Eurobank who likes Eric Clapton: We all hum its tunes, mouth its lyrics. An economist writes about music history, and how the art form is predictive of socio-economic movements throughout human history.

And such heavy people to put the wrapping on it, too: He claims listening to music is listening to jcques noise, which makes one believe that its appropriation and control is a reflection of power, that it is essentially political.

Attali’s Noise

But listening to music still requires a double expenditure of time. Mar 22, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: That seemed a bit hard to sw absolutely genius book tracing the origin and development of music, but so much more – showing music as a reflection of, and a precedent for, the structure of production within society, by focussing on the relationship between music, power and money.


Attali defines Exchange-Time as the time spent towards atttali the money needed to purchase a recording, whereas Use-Time involves the time spent listening to recordings by the purchaser. Attali attempts to provide a historical investigation into the development of music from its origins in ritual through to the development of modern recording.

First produced as a way of preserving its trace, it instead replaced it as the driving force of the economy of music… for those trapped by the record, public performance becomes attaki simulacrum of the record: The emergence of the two types is supported by the increasing social control of noise.

Clashing noises, of which the musician is the mysterious, strange and ambiguous forerunner — after having been long imprisoned, a captive of power.

This new activity is NOT undertaken jacqhes its exchange or use value.

Outline summary of Jacques Attali Noise

Interesting to note the book was first published in france inso i’m not sure what effect or level of knowledge he would have had of punk at that point, as he never mentions punk. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. We all suppress the composer within us, and Attali describes how this keeps us caught in repetition, keeps us jailed.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That seemed a bit hard to swallow at first but after reading a bit more depth via wikipedia – http: I read it for the first time in many years, in order to see how well it holds up in the 21st attaki.

Noise: The Political Economy of Music

noixe While this over-archi Attali goes back as far as the middle ages to show how industrialism and capitalism have attempted to commodify music in the last years, and how legislation has sought to discipline noise, restrict sound, and alienate both musicians and audiences from the cultural labor of creating music.


Was it thought that Attali’s book would not be understood, accepted or even read seriously by English-speaking academics if it did not come wrapped in long explanations by well-known experts? Despite all his irritating generalizations and dubiously overstated claims, Attali may really have been on to something here.

But when he evokes this “law,” Censor is not advocating its overturning: This music accompanies the ritual sacrifice pictured in the detail shown just above.

Different ticket prices should therefore reflect differences in labor. One couldn’t agree more: Pages to import images to Wikidata. In its general theoretical argument on the relations of culture to economy, but also in its specialized concentration, Noise has much that is of importance to critical theory today.

It’s a bit convoluted at times, but does have a lot attalu interesting historical digressions, like about the history of copyright law in France yes, I’m a nerd. Its styles and economic organization are ahead of the rest of society because it explores, much faster than material reality can, the entire range of possibilities in a given code.

Attali’s essential argument in Noise: But they are not productive workers, for there is no surplus value. Views Read Edit View history.