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The Anxiety Machine

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Rob Weale

De Montfort University, GB
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Abstract

This piece of music was inspired by a draft synopsis of a chapter (2. Hopeless struggle in the anxiety machine) of a book being written by Richard Hall (The Hopeless University: intellectual work at the end of The End of History). See: http://www.richardhall.org/2020/12/17/submitted-the-hopeless-university The subject/concept of the anxiety machine seemed to me to lend itself to a sound/music realisation; so that’s what I did. Link to The Anxiety Machine: https://raeelbow.bandcamp.com/album/the-hopeless-university.

Keywords: music, anxiety
How to Cite: Weale, R., 2021. The Anxiety Machine. Gateway Papers: A Journal of Education and Pedagogic Research, 2(1), p.11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.3943/gp.24
  Published on 17 Aug 2021
 Accepted on 22 Mar 2021            Submitted on 18 Feb 2021

This piece of music was inspired by a draft synopsis of a chapter called ‘Hopeless struggle in the anxiety machine’ from a book being written by Richard Hall (The Hopeless University: intellectual work at the end of The End of History. Mayfly, Forthcoming).

See: http://www.richard-hall.org/2020/12/17/submitted-the-hopeless-university/.

The concept of the anxiety machine seemed to me to lend itself to a musical realisation so that’s what I have made.

You can find Rae Elbow and the Magic Beans’ Bandcamp site at: https://raeelbow.bandcamp.com/.

Competing Interests

The author is a reviewer for Gateway Papers.

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