Fwd: NTN#2 call for papers

Subject: Fwd: NTN#2 call for papers
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Mon Jul 26 2004 - 21:37:31 EDT

Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 01:22:52 +0100
From: CAA2 <augusto2@euphonium.pt>
Subject: NTN#2 call for papers


Call for Papers:
Middlesex University
White Hart Lane
London N17 8HR
We would like to invite contributions to NTN#2 on the following
topics from noisicians of every stripe, whether they be noise makers,
noise enthusiasts, or inventive but unsanctioned noise theorists: Is
noise accountable to the terms of a pre-constituted theoretical
discourse on aesthetics?

Must its "radicality" be contrived from within the bounds of that
self-same discourse?
Does noise fail in its imputed assault on traditional aesthetics and

What are the methodological and aesthetic specifics of "japnoise" as
a genre? Is there something like a common "modus operandi" running
through the works of Hijokaidan, Masonna, Hanatarash, CCCC, Merzbow,
etc.?  What makes it matter?

What constellates noise and the so-called "industrial" and/or "power
electronics" scene from the 1980s (e.g. Whitehouse, Ramleh, M.B., New
Blockaders, P16.D4, Etant Donnee, Pacific 231, etc.)?

What transformed historical and technological conditions produce the
so-called "noise aesthetic"?  What is the noisician's dependence, if
any, on the novel
possibilities of sonic production offered by the digital revolution?

Is noise enjoyed?  Who enjoys it?  Are noisicians perverted
abnegators who, due to emotional deficit, are unable to experience
the full affect of soul/pop/classical music? 

Is there an interface between the praxis of noise and sampling /
turntablism?  How is it informed by montage, collage and/or cut-up? 
What does noise offer materialist historiography?

  This list of topics is not intended to be exhaustive so please feel
free to contact us if you would like to address a topic not listed
above. Audiovisual equipment will be available and we actively
encourage presentations in which examples of the noise being
discussed can be played for the audience. But bear in mind that each
presentation should last no longer than 30 minutes.
Please send your proposals/abstracts to
andymcgettigan@another.com and ray.brassier@btopenworld.com.
Alternately, you can mail proposals to Ray Brassier, Centre for
Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, White
Hart Lane, London N17 8HR.
The deadline for proposals is 10 September 2004.
Andy McGettigan and Ray Brassier 25/7/04

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