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    Music is noise that is pleasing to listen too, and is organised that way, (well most music is).
    Noise is an annoying irritating sound that you don't want to hear.
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    The difference is simple. Music is predictable sound, noise is unpredictable sound.
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    (Original post by longleg92)
    The difference is simple. Music is predictable sound, noise is unpredictable sound.
    But if I slap someone it's a predictable sound , so when I slap someone it's basically music ?
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    Noise is defined as "deranging sound". Deranging on the other hand is indeed purely subjective. I don't think the radio plays "noise", but I think some of the songs have the kind of simplistic, brainwashing lyrics, which block people from seeking alternatives and improvement.

    Speaking of radio, I'm currently listening to KRock2 on iTunes and that's great to me. There are thousands if not tens of thousands of radio stations out there. However, by radio we're talking about local radio I presume.
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    contemporary noise/psychedelic music is one of my favorite kinds of music at the moment.
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    Music - is structured noise , purposely made
    Noise - unpurpousful sounds , which is unstructured
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    Music - is structured noise , purposely made
    Free improvisation and chance music don't have any structure, but they are still both classified as 'music' by any serious musicologist.
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    (Original post by Gelliant Gutfright)
    Free improvisation and chance music don't have any structure, but they are still both classified as 'music' by any serious musicologist.
    Debatable
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    (Original post by Gelliant Gutfright)
    Free improvisation and chance music don't have any structure, but they are still both classified as 'music' by any serious musicologist.
    But when you improvise , you take a sound and add something to it. You don't hear 100 people playing drums all at once annd at different times !. One person will play the drum and then the rest follow on each making the sound of the drum beat sound like music.
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    (Original post by Mr Snips)
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    Chance music, perhaps, but genuine free improvisation is not structured. I don't mean free jazz, which often has a loosely defined set of ideas (e.g. John Coltrane's Ascension); I mean improvisations by performers such as Keiji Haino, Fred Frith and Zeena Parkins, where the concern is with timbre rather than melody, harmony or rhythm. It is always completely spontaneous, otherwise does not qualify as free improvisation.

    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    But when you improvise , you take a sound and add something to it. You don't hear 100 people playing drums all at once annd at different times !. One person will play the drum and then the rest follow on each making the sound of the drum beat sound like music.
    Listen to some free improvisation trios and reconsider what you're saying; they play unplanned notes without any point of reference to keep the musicians in the same key or time signature (if there is even a regular pulse or key, which there often isn't). If it is actual free improvisation, what you are saying is not applicable, because the musicians will not converge to a common standard solely to make it sound harmonious.

    I can't really think of many drumming ensembles comprised of one-hundred people. If they do exist, they are atypical of the usual small ensembles that perform free improvisation, so I don't think your example is as relevant as a trio or a quartet would be.
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    I think half the people in this thread are talking about sounds like a car going past on the street and the other half are talking about the type of music that is "noise".
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    Judging by the quality of music played on many radio stations , (particularly those owned by Global Radio) I reckon if they'd be better off playing white noise most of the time
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    (Original post by jbanjeet)
    That is a ****ing awesome poster considering it refers to a film I've never even heard of.
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