sound –hinge

sound –hinge: any music that qualifies as hinge, must in some way, ’significantly put into association’, and therefore hinge, at least two quite different musical ‘networks’. –hinge must delineate a musical discourse formation, in the foucaudian sense. such as that, that is verifiable in the following:

the influence of varese on cage, boulez, stockhousen, la monte young, john cale, terry riley, velvet undregrond, nico, zappa; and takehisa kosugi, john paul jones [of zed leppelin], sonic youth, radiohead and sigur ros…

not sure that is a an adequate definition, but it’s a start.

note: a great deal of the sound posted below in this notebook of reflections qualifies, but wasn’t then designated as –hinge.

The avant-garde sound introduced in the album— Marble Index —a stark contrast with her folk pop debut, Chelsea Girl—was the result of the combination of Nico’s droning harmonium and somber vocals, and producer John Cale’s musical arrangements, which were inspired by modern European classical music.

  1. “The Seth Man” (December 2001). “Nico – The Marble Index”. The Book of Seth. Unsung. Head Heritage Ltd. Retrieved August 8, 2015.

2. Dalton, David; Fields, Danny (June 24, 2002). “The Marble Index”. Gadfly Online. Retrieved August 11, 2015.

3. “The Marble Index”. Retrieved 13 May 2016.

Nibelungen: (in Germanic legend) any of a race of dwarfs who possess a treasure that confers unlimited power on its owner.

Sigur Rós is an Icelandic avant-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi’s falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band’s music incorporates classical and minimal aesthetic elements. Featured below though, is the bands collaboration with Icelandic fisherman, poet, singer,  Steindór Andersen.

4. SBrown, Helen (28 June 2008). “The Gods play games with Sigur Rós”. The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2012-11-03.

5. “sigur rós – discography » steindór andersen / rímur ep”. Retrieved 2009-01-06.

6. “sigur rós – discography » heima”. Retrieved 2008-12-01.

7. Magazine, Daniel Durchholz Special to Go!. “Experimentation is still paying off for Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros”. Retrieved 2017-06-20.[8][9]


In 2001, Sigur Rós christened their newly completed studio by recording an EP called Rímur with an Icelandic fisherman named Steindór Andersen. The EP contains six songs, all of which feature Steindór Andersen reciting traditional Icelandic rímur poetry.

bad graphics? added by person who upload this? unknown. but it does feature the voice of Steindor Andersen, solo.


sound –hinge

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