Boring Formless Nonsense: Experimental Music and The Aesthetics of Failure

By eldritch Priest

Boring Formless Nonsense intervenes in an aesthetics of failure that has mostly been delimited by way of the visible arts and its avant-garde legacies. It specializes in modern experimental composition within which failure rubs elbows with the kinds of probability, noise, and obscurity. In those works we pay attention failure anew. We pay attention boredom, formlessness, and nonsense in a fashion that offers new buy to aesthetic, philosophical, and moral questions that falter of their adverse capability. Reshaping present debates on failure as a cultured classification, eldritch Priest indicates failure to be a duplicitous idea that traffics in paradox and sustains the stipulations for magical thinking and hyperstition. Framing contemporary experimental composition as a deviant type of sound artwork, Priest explores how the affective and formal components of post-Cagean track with modern culture's subject matters of melancholy, distraction, and disinformation to create an esoteric truth composed of counterfactuals and pseudonymous beings. formidable in content material and experimental in its approach, Boring Formless Nonsense will problem and fracture your perspectives on failure, creativity, and experimental tune.

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