Saturday, March 29, 2008


Theses on Noise

I What the fuck is Noise? Precisely because of its indeterminacy noise is the most sensuous human activity / practice. To try to fix it or to make it a genre is as fucked up as believing in democracy.

II If you make noise it is likely that somebody else is going to hear you,
this means Noise is a social activity.

III The capacity to make Noise is available to all, but its revolutionary
potential comes from those who want to disturb the commodification of
Noise - as M.A.N point out in their website

IV To say “this is good Noise” or “that is bad Noise” is to miss the point.

V Noise without meaning nor finality is revolutionary as long as it does
not support anything or anybody.

VI This is not to say that Noise under capitalism can be an autonomous
activity. But if neither language nor bombs help you to destroy our
reality, Noise helps us to get rid of our anxiety.

VII It is more important to fuck the minds of the audience than to fuck your
ears - and vice versa.

VIII The identity process that occurs as people are making Noise must be
constantly rejected. To be a “Noisician” is even more pathetic than to
be a “musician”.

IX Factory workers in the previous centuries have indirectly been the most
sustained and brutal players of Noise. Recognition of our past should
always be present.

X Economic exploitation still occurs, even if now the production of Noise
does not produce an object. The process of Noise making has in itself
become the object of financial and symbolic market value.

XI The old conception of noise was to believe in freedom, the new
conception of Noise is to achieve freedom.

Mattin 25th May 2006, London Anti-Copyright

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