When only war can kill the silence: Listening to No One Is Innocent after 13 November 2015

Abstract : Based on an interview with the singer of No One Is Innocent, this article explores some of the ethical and political issues of attending concerts and performing music after the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015 in Paris. The article combines this interview with the testimonies of two survivors of the Bataclan attack concerning the relationship between the rock music of No One Is Innocent and their healing process. In the days and weeks following the 13 November attacks, performing or attending a music concert was not an insignificant act. This article shows how sound and music can create networks of resistance; how the ritual of a concert can constitute a space of transformation of the sensory experience and collective memory of armed violence.
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Luis Velasco-Pufleau. When only war can kill the silence: Listening to No One Is Innocent after 13 November 2015. Volume ! La revue des musiques populaires, Editions Mélanie Seteun In press, 15 (2). ⟨hal-01839264⟩

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