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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What often prevents us from addressing the cacophony in our hearts is pain, whether the pain of knowing we have caused injury or the pain of the injuries done to us that may underlie our own problematic attitudes and behaviors.
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