Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects: A Novel in Liner Notes

Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects: A Novel in Liner Notes

by Christopher Miller

Paperback(First Mariner Books Edition)

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Overview

Written as liner notes to fictional music, Christopher Miller's uproarious debut novel skewers conventions in a work of high entertainment and imagination. In Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects, the complete works of the prodigiously cranky composer Simon Silber get their diablolical due from Silber's official biographer—a man who grows to hate his subject. Not content with simply discussing Silber's odd musical oeuvre—whose highlights include an hourlong performance of the "Minute Waltz," an etude composed on a telephone keypad, and a transcription of crow caws—the commentator veers into a delightfully venomous exposé of a musician whose grandiose ambitions far exceed his actual talent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618382781
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/19/2004
Edition description: First Mariner Books Edition
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Christopher Miller graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects is his first book. He teaches at Bennington College in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Disc 1
1Variations in a Minor - 15:55
2"Chopsticks" Variations - 13:14
3"Babbage" Permutations - 1:47
4The Music Room - 8:20-[infinity]
5Crows - 0:04
6My House - 2:38
7Tinkertoy Fugue - 3:03
8From Day: 4:55-5:00 P.M. - 5:00
9My Face - 10:09
10Ode to the West Wind - 11:11
Disc 2
1The Not-So-Identical Twins - 6:56
2Norm's Norm - 3:01
3Selections from My Life - 0:19
4Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects - 14:33
5Our Father - 12:40
6Wrong Number - 1:22
7Look, Dad--No Hands - 1:07
8Helen - 13:13
9Sirens - 4:04
Disc 3
1Digression - 18:09
2Eleven to One - 5:00
3Monkey See, Monkey Do - 2:53
4Aphorisms - 0:59
5Annex to "My House" - 9:02
6Route III - 36:00
Disc 4
1Ice Cream Rag - 4:58
2From Day: 5:00-5:01 P.M. - 1:00
3Selections from My Life - 1:00
4Day - 0:24
5Rainy Night - 32:16
6Side Trip - 2:49
7Afterthoughts - 19:43

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