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The Sense of Noise

By Sudeep Adhikari

Seeing Michael Gira's Swans was surreal
there was no music, no rhythm, and no timbre
  in the hall. Only a layered wall of sound
and intense noise; an avant-garde carnival of
dissonance, where rapture and rupture
became a singular one.

For the first time, I saw people
wearing hearing-protection in a gig
and I went through a strong
  post-show cognitive dissonance
healing to the realization that music
  is never supposed to be representational,
  or may be all forms of Art.

Article © Sudeep Adhikari. All rights reserved.
Published on 2016-08-08
Image(s) are public domain.
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