Julia Mazawa 
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Re: “The Art of Noise

the good news is that neither the cerebral attitude nor the graduate degree are required to make noise! humor, absurdity, and self-effacing attitudes are essential components to many local noise acts, and out-of-town acts who stop in oakland to play. there is also the brutal wall-of-noise cathartic approach to experimental music - again, no professional training is needed! not into the harshness so much? want something a little mellower? still not interested in grad school? great news! you can make droney soundscapes or hypnotic minimalist electronic collages without any schooling in the subject. it is also helpful to know that, even if you do have extensive schooling in noise, you can still make 100% genuine noise without meticulously calculated instrumentation, without an artist statement, without a plan, without rehearsing, and without an uncomfortably quiet intellectual atmosphere. the audience is free to cough out loud, razz the performers, crack open a beer, laugh, and talk above a whisper in many local venues - they don't even check CVs at the door!

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Posted by Julia Mazawa on 12/05/2012 at 6:51 AM

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