Noise Floor: Reading Response (Robin Kim)

I found this article very interesting in the fact that it mentions that sounds these days attempt to emulate and perfect imperfections. We try to find a way to make these imperfections intentional. I think it’s an interesting premise to think about how sometimes what we define perfect can be the complete opposite. The article also mentions that sounds is just raw data waiting to be manipulated.   I was amazed about how a poem could be transformed into music and sound. The idea of using the words of poem as the core raw data that can be manipulated to produce sound is nothing less of magic to me. Given that, Krapp asserts that music is not “music” without creativity. Without originality, “music” is nothing but just data. It means nothing. I thought it was fascinating to think of glitch in that aspect. These days, a lot of music seems to be a mass-reproduction of itself. It lacks the creativity and originality. Glitching frees sounds and music from its confines because what it does is directly expose those inner workings of the data it is composed of.

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4 thoughts on “Noise Floor: Reading Response (Robin Kim)

  1. In my response, I also referenced the idea of perfection and how in this generation, we tend to strive for that. We have become a society where imperfection should never be accepted. This is a shame because, as this class as taught us, we can find beauty in mistakes.

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  2. The part of your post that says, ” Given that, Pratt asserts that music is not “music” without creativity. Without originality, “music” is nothing but just data. It means nothing. ” reminds me of what Nietzsche once said, ” without music, life would be a mistake.” It seems that people tend to view music and art as very important aspects of life. The very idea of not being to express creatively, seems to make experience dull, in this case, that experience is music. I really liked how you completed it by saying, ” These days, a lot of music seems to be a mass-reproduction of itself. It lacks the creativity and originality. Glitching frees sounds and music from its confines because what it does is directly expose those inner workings of the data it is composed of.” I really agree with this, glitching and breaking from the norm is very important, it leads to the creation of something new or better. Mistakes and errors, are not bad, they are simply not as intended, and this can be beautiful.

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  3. “music is nothing, but just data.” I like this thought form the reading. It also give me a new concept about the music.

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