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Makor, Andrej: Noise of silence for orchestra 



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    Noise of silence for orchestra
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    Why the title Noise of silence?
    For me, the silence is the best sound you can listen to. As John Cage said, “silence is not acoustic, is a state of the mind, a turning around”. Silence here means a spiritual connection to sound, shapes the soul of listening and its endless space.
    The composition Noise of silence is based on my thinking about, that the silence is found in sound itself, not outside of it and not as an opposite of vibration, but on its direct possibility where all sounds are already happening.
    My idea was to compose a composition where each instrument in the orchestra, with its own sounds, will produce the state of silence. Here I agree with Salomé Voegelin, who said “Silence is not the absence of sound but the beginning of listening. This is listening as a generative process not of noises external to me, but from inside, from the body, where my subjectivity is at the centre of the sound production, audible to myself. Silence reveals to me my own sounds: my head, my stomach, my body becomes their conductor.”




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