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Old 02-23-2014, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What defines music, in your opinion? Or, if it's easier for you, what do you consider to not be music? Is there a finite place where music ends and non-musical noises begin?
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Kurt Cobain and Nirvana pushed the the threshold between what is music and what is noise.
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For almost all the music I love, somebody out there thinks it's not music. Fuck not music.
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What defines music, in your opinion? Or, if it's easier for you, what do you consider to not be music? Is there a finite place where music ends and non-musical noises begin?
Music is an organization of both sound and silence together. There's not one solid definition of what music is, because it's different for every person. John Cage demonstrated that music is inherently embedded in silence, therefore saying that there is no absolute silence, while musicians from the 17th or 18th centuries would be appalled at that idea.

What is not music? I don't know. Music is art, and anything can be art.
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Kurt Cobain and Nirvana pushed the the threshold between what is music and what is noise.
I thought Kurt Cobain pushed the threshold between what is underground and what is mainstream... huh, maybe I should rethink that.
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I thought Kurt Cobain pushed the threshold between what is underground and what is mainstream... huh, maybe I should rethink that.
Maybe that proves to be true on both accounts verses just being one or the other.
Kurt Cobain was not a great guitar player and a lot of his work on guitar was far from being anything very technical. His style was chaotic and all over the place. Sometimes it just sounded like he was transforming nothing but noise (at certain times) into his own form of Music
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