In volumul sau Noise: the political economy of music, economistul Jacques Attali nu mentioneaza nici macar o singura data cuvantul elegant.
In its biological reality, noise is a source of pain. Beyond a certain limit, it becomes an immaterial weapon of death […] A weapon of death. It became that with the advent of industrial technology. But just as death is nothing more than an excess of life, noise has always been perceived as a source of exaltation, a kind of therapeutic drug capable of curing tarantula bites or, according to Boissier de Sauvages (in his Nosologica methodica), “fourteen forms of melancholy”.
In the Old Testament, man does not hear noise until after the original sin, and the first noises he hears are the footsteps of God. [aici]