White Noise?

Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver in tonight's Performance on 3 is based on white noise.

Robert Sandall quizzes Greenwood, natural world sound recordist Chris Watson and Professor Eric Clarke about this ostensibly unpromising musical material.

How do we separate ideas of music and noise? And how has the enhanced clarity of sound to which we've become accustomed in the digital age blunted or helped our appreciation of white and other colourful noise?

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Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver in tonight's Performance on 3 is based on white noise.

Robert Sandall quizzes Greenwood, natural world sound recordist Chris Watson and Professor Eric Clarke about this ostensibly unpromising musical material.

How do we separate ideas of music and noise? And how has the enhanced clarity of sound to which we've become accustomed in the digital age blunted or helped our appreciation of white and other colourful noise?