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...Luminary in the history of industrial music, Cabaret Voltaire was formed in 1973 in Sheffield, England by Richard H. Kirk, Stephen Mallinder, and Chris Watson. The band borrowed its name from the historic club in Zurich, Switzerland...

Sounds Incorporated: Dissonant Sorties into Popular Culture

Resonances : Noise and Contemporary Music

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Fade in … The place of the unexpected, the discordant, and the directly confrontational sound remains fundamental to our relationship not only with music but also with the worlds that we inhabit. Academic perspectives on noise, dissonance...

Productive boredom and unproductive labour: Cabaret Voltaire in the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire

Jon Hackett

Dr Jon Hackett is Programme Director in Film and Screen Media at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mad Dogs and Englishness : Popular Music and English Identities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The focus of this chapter is twofold but in each case involves us returning to the 1970s. First, I propose to revisit some theoretical debates that were being conducted at that time from within British Marxism, in relation to certain...

Spread the Virus: Affective prophecy in industrial music

Sound, Music, Affect : Theorizing Sonic Experience

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Don’t the necessary weapons reside precisely within the creative and prophetic power of the multitude? (Hardt and Negri 2001: 65)Someone told us after watching us work in the studio that it was like the ‘street’ amplified through some...

Audiovision and Gesamtkunstwerk: The Aesthetics of First- and Second-Generation Industrial Music Video

Michael Goddard

Michael N. Goddard is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Film, Television and Moving image at the University of Westminster, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Introduction: Industrial music, video, and audiovision Michel Chion has famously and provocatively referred to film as a sound art (Chion 2009), developing his earlier reading of cinema in the synaesthetic audiovisual terms of audiovision...


Paul Hegarty

Paul Hegarty teaches Philosophy and Visual Culture at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Noise/Music (Bloomsbury, 2007) and co-series editor of the Ex:Centrics series with Bloomsbury. He jointly runs the experimental record label dotdotdotmusic, and performs in the noise bands Safe and La Société des Amis du Crime. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Noise Music : A History

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2007

Scholarly Books

...In the shadow of punk, something that would come to be called industrial music was being made. Like punk, industrial music was suspicious of musicality, but its hatred of contemporary art and society went deeper, its critique harsher...

Industrial Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The industrial music style and subculture developed in the mid-1970s in England and Germany from a mixture of experimental popular music sounds, performance art theatricality, avant-garde compositional techniques, and an ideological...