Introduction to Social Dissonance (2022)

Since meeting Mattin at the Mille Plateaux non-ference last November, we have wanted to share his work on Social Dissonance. With the appropriate permissions from him and the publisher, Urbanomic, we are happy to present here, on Becoming, the introduction of the book:

“This book develops and accompanies that ongoing project, developed and reworked over a decade, addressing the relation between the cognitive and aesthetic expectations of the concert situation and the social totality—and social contradictions—of which it is a part, but which it also encapsulates. The book comprises two parts: the first part theoretically traces back the concept of alienation in different ways and develops the concept of ‘social dissonance’. The second part presents and discusses Social Dissonance, an instructional score that explores these conceptual issues in practice.”