20-Margaret Noble Safer Is Better
Composed and Produced by Margaret Noble
The year 1984 has passed, but George Orwell’s vision of a society controlled through surveillance, censorship, infringement of individual liberties, and violence in the name of security still resonates today. Are we in need of protection from the “other”? Or, is the “other” an ambiguous symbol used to control us? Through field recordings, media clips, text readings and electronic music composition, Margaret Noble pushes and plays with these questions.
Analogue synthesizer, drums, health care protests, political propaganda, city emergency alarms, NYSE stock exchange, dice rolling, camera flashes, pesticide spraying and vinyl snippets.