Odes to Noise are open works for any instrumentation that are basically acoustic interpretations of Noise music, with your usual exceptions.

Ode to Noise #453, for viola da gamba and 3 audible instances of the merge sort algorithm

Ode to Noise #23, for piano, drum set, and cello

Ode to Noise #2, for bowed string instruments


  • Instrumentation: any
  • Duration: any
  • Limitations:
    • Hard start and stop (no fade ins and outs, crescendos or diminuendos)
    • As loud, intense, and noisy as possible (just don’t injure yourself!)
  • Any rule might be broken at any time