Cacophony


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Cacophony

 

combinations of tones that convey the impression of being piled up in a disorderly and chaotic manner. It isusually created by an accidental combination of tones (for example, when an orchestra tunes up), but some representatives of contemporary music abroad intentionally employ cacophonicelements in their compositions.

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We quiet down our attempts to distract ourselves from the difficult realities inside us, much like the instruments of the orchestra stop their cacophony in order to hear the oboe.
In reading along the horizon of cacophony, Byrd reclaims indigenous intellectual and epistemological space in an act of theoretical decolonization that begins to "[restore] life and allows settler, arrivant, and native to apprehend and grieve together the violences of U.
n Cacophony plays at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham from Monday to Wednesday.
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Shouting to make herself heard over the cacophony of noise, she added: 'Listening to this is giving me goosebumps
Moses, masterful at fusing his often biting politics with his inventive dance style, combines the controlled cacophony of 1950s and '60s avant-garde jazz with a movement vocabulary drawn from late 20th-century modern dance.
It is an answer to the questions of plausibility and incredulity witnesses raise through the loud cacophony of sounds that is now the new church.
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Employing dramatic lyric and extravagantly ornamental language, Coleman crafts a finely tuned dissonance, a brilliant cacophony that intoxicates as it disrupts.
The upward-curving treads and the road surface form a "horn," amplifying the cacophony, and the highway surface reflects the noise, says Roger L.