I found Peter Krapp’s article on noise to be very interesting for several reasons. To begin with, I found it very interesting to think about the distinctions that there might be between music and sound. One point that stood out to me the most discussed sound noise as a signal that the author does not want to be transmitted. Taking this point into account left me to question whether or not noise could in fact be subjective. I question this because I feel that everyone has their own opinion of what music might be. For example what one person might consider to be music, another person might consider to be noise.
While reading these point the genre that constantly came to mind was Electronic Dance Music or EDM. EDM currently happens to be my favorite genre of music but over time I have come across several peers who feel that the genre is composed of mere noise. Some people argue that music requires lyrics and melody that is consistent with pleasant sounds that we have heard before but I feel otherwise.
The reason for my belief lies in the hands of two of my favorite EDM producers, Skrillex and Deorro. Skrillex stands out to me the most because he the artist that made Dubstep (a bass heavy genre) in EDM very popular. Skrillex found a way to sample sounds from famous Youtube videos and take fragments of words to create music. Although many people go against Dubstep, its recognition as form of music cannot be denied in this day and age. Skrillex is one of the most famous DJ producers in the world and constantly fills up stadiums around the world with his unique sound.
Deorro is another Dj producer that stand out because of the manner in which he creates melodies. In several interviews Deorro shows his music production process where he is able to take one sound and produce and whole song with it. He shows that computers are instruments and even though some might consider his “bounce” drops to be another example of noise, he like Skrillex shows how these sounds are subjective and actually do have a large appeal with the general audience.
This being said sound can be manipulated in many ways that will have different responses from different people. This means that sounds itself is subjective and can resonate differently with everyone.