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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