Japanoise : music at the edge of circulation
- David Novak.
- Durham : Duke University Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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ML3534.6 .J3 N68 2013
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- Novak, David, 1969-
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -278) and index.
- Acknowledgments viiIntroduction 11. Scenes of Liveness and Deadness 282. Sonic Maps of the Japanese Underground 643. Listening to Noise in Kansai 924. Genre Noise 1175. Feedback, Subjectivity, and Performance 1396. Japanoise and Technoculture 1697. The Future of Cassette Culture 198Epilogue: A Strange History 227Notes 235References 259Index 279.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Noise, an underground music genre made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, first emerged in the 1980s, circulating on cassette tapes traded between fans in Japan, Europe and North America. With its cultivated obscurity, ear-shattering sound, and over-the-top performances, Noise has captured the imagination of a small but passionate transnational audience. For its scattered listeners, Noise always seems to be new, and to come from somewhere else: in North America, it was "Japanoise." But does Noise really belong to Japan? Is it even music at all? And why has Noise become such a compelling metaphor for the complexities of globalization and participatory media at the turn of the millennium? In Japanoise, David Novak draws on more than a decade of research in Japan and the United States to trace the "cultural feedback" that generates and sustains Noise. He provides a rich ethnographic account of live performances, the circulation of recordings, and the lives and creative practices of musicians and listeners. He explores the technologies of Noise, and the productive distortions of its networks. Capturing the textures of feedback - its sonic and cultural layers and vibrations - Novak describes musical circulation through sound and listening, recording and performance, international exchange, and social interpretations of media.
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