Dada and Surrealism: Percussion Sounds

     Automatic Music

    Dada music is characterized by its unique assimilation of sounds, harmonies, and notes. Many times this agglomeration takes the form of what may seem random and without organization. However, the aim of the music, like the aim of all Dada mediums, is the destruction of traditional symbolic communication.  In surrealism, music is much like the process of automatic writing.  As such, it seeks to tap into the unconscious as a source of liberated expression, working within organizational structures.