Deleuze and pop music



Publication Details

Buchanan, I. 1997, 'Deleuze and pop music', Australian Humanities Review, no. 7, pp. 1-5.


Responses to this article has been received from Charles J. Stivale and Andrew Murphie. It seems clear to me that philosophy is truly an unvoiced song, with the same feel for movement music has. Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations. Rightly or wrongly, Deleuze has been labelled a snob for his high-brow taste in music, art and literature. For the most part, Deleuze depicts the popular as the undesirable other, or worse, an enormous homogenising machine depriving art of its place and value in contemporary society. 1 In this respect, at least, Deleuze is very much like Adorno, utterly modernist.