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Music Sound & Noise

Music

Music may be considered as sound, noise and silence that has entered the aesthetic domain. That is to say sounds produced, found, recorded, played or performed in a way that may be sensed and attention given to them. Distinction may be made between music being essentially sensible (sensory) and poetry, text, narrative being readable or intelligible. Art is usually considered as primarily visual however the experience of art can never be silent. When music is is heard there is usually something visible at the same time.

Conditions of Music

Hearing
Feeling
Listening

Nature
Body
Imitation
Onomatopoeiac
Language

Individual
Collective

Composed
Improvised
Found

Oral
Written
Recorded

Noise

unwanted
incidental
characteristic of certain and mainly loud musics
dissonant
cacophonous
of specific signification but no musical qualities
functional
combinations of all frequencies
to silence