A Partial Museum of Noise
Guest Editor James Beckett
(Prix de Rome Public Space 2003)
Early string arrangement by Arnold Schönberg
Traditional Balinese Gamelan
Readings of material by the contributors:
James Beckett & goodwill
This issue is by no means an attempt to write a history of noise or noise practitioners in music or otherwise. It is a rough collection of fragments of actual circumstance and stands a provisional entry into a subject, being of interest in that information as sound is present and constantly leaking out of unlikely events; that which is unwanted often being the significant chunk, bringing light to the nature of the way we live.
This is research based on fact and a bit of speculation. In this sense we express such digging as muse
and not scientific resource.