September 08, 2004


Final call for contributions to NOISETHEORYNOISE#2,
10-6pm, Saturday 20th November 2004, Middlesex University, White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR.

We 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:

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, 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

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

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 by 30 September 2004 to and

Alternately, you can mail proposals to Ray Brassier, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR.

Posted by mark at September 8, 2004 09:05 PM | TrackBack

Will you be presenting anything at this conference, mark? Just curious.

Posted by: CarterM at September 9, 2004 12:53 PM

YEH.. will post up the abstract when I've finalised it with Ray....

Posted by: mark at September 9, 2004 06:34 PM