By Sean Gurd

within the 4 centuries major as much as the loss of life of Euripides, Greek singers, poets, and theorists delved deeply into auditory adventure. They charted its potential to improve topologies exact from these of the opposite senses; meditated its use as a communicator of knowledge; calculated its strength to specific and reason severe emotion. They made sound too, artfully and self-consciously developing songs and poems that reveled in sonorousness. Dissonance unearths the commonalities among old Greek auditory paintings and the worries of latest sound reviews, avant-garde song, and aesthetics, making the argument that “classical” Greek music and drama have been, actually, an early ecu avant-garde, a proto-exploration of the aesthetics of noise. The booklet therefore develops an alternative choice to that romantic perfect which sees antiquity as a frozen and silent world.

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