Looks at the phenomenon of noise in music, from experimental music of the early 20th century to the Japanese noise music and glitch electronica. This work situates different musics in their cultural and historical context, and analyses them in terms of cultural aesthetics.
1. Introduction: Noise in Music; 2. Electricity; 3. Free; 4. Industry; 5. Inept; 6. Power; 7. Japan; 8. Merzbow; 9. Electronic; 10. Quiet; 11. Conclusion.