Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø and His Dystopian Dancing

photo Michael Breyer

A relevant aesthetic problem of modern music is that of the modification of timbre, and authoritative interventions have questioned its value with never decisive arguments. Jean-Jacques Nattiez, for example, was skeptical about creating works based on timbral successions, considering them aesthetically disturbed constructions, while recognizing the entity “noise” and the search for its harmonic possibilities; Nattiez has been proved wrong by the times

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Music writer and founder of Percorsi Musicali, a multi-genre magazine focused on contemporary music and improvisation's forms. He wrote hundreads of essays and reviews of cds and books (over 2000 articles) and his work is widely appreciated in Italy and abroad via quotations, texts' translations, biographies, liner notes for prestigious composers, musicians and labels. He provides a modern conception of musical listening, which meditates on history, on the aesthetic seductions of sounds, on interdisciplinary relationships with other arts and cognitive sciences. He is also a graduate in Economics.