September 9, 2018
The Art of Noise Reading Response
Noise can be developed and used in numerous ways, one of these being utilized in art. When involving the senses, noises can trigger an emotional response whether voluntary or involuntary. Either man made or commanded by nature, noises project feeling, movement and emotion. Nature caries her own beautiful music through wind, water, rocks, leaves, and more. The evolution of noise came through man experimenting with music. Musical instruments are used to create sounds, professionally musical notes; these sounds are then turned into songs and set the mood for the listener. Sound is used to set the atmosphere in controlled environments for intended purposes. Religious music is used for example in churches to set the tone for followers.
Various musical cords were explored in relation to emotion and reaction. Then came noise-sound, the revolution of sound with an increase in machinery. Machinery creates not only pure sounds but noise among an infinite number. It is intriguing that sound and noise are not heard the same by all listeners. Some music is excruciatingly painful to some while painful to another. Songs carry memories, the noise they make triggering a moment, feeling or interruption of thought. Loud noises can startle causing a fright, soft noises perk up the listener in an attentive motion. A loud enough noise can accompany vibration affecting more senses than just hearing but are felt in touch as well.
Feeling rhythmically and harmonically also affects the pleasantness of music and sound. Being off key or off beat confuses listeners and may cause unpleasant reaction. Keeping steady with the rhythm however, sets a stage of harmony. When thinking of noise, one must consider what affect they are wanting to have on the audience. The chosen sound will affect the listener and should be taken in high consideration. Scream high pitched terror or a dogs bark, the affects would both be different but does not mean that either are wrong.